Ammonia exposure liver

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Avatar m tn If your problem is liver related, you will need to go to a gastroenterologist for exam and bloodwork to measure what is in your blood - including ammonia levels and your liver enzymes. I have had a liver biopsy 2 years ago and found out I had the cirrhosis. If you do have this illness, besides seeing a gastroenterologist you will need to change your diet substantially.
Avatar f tn Ahhh, didn't know the varices and elevated ammonia went hand in hand. I'm a stage 3-4, genotype 1a. So did you have any problem with the treatment because of the varices? Any bleeding at all? I'm still having a problem getting a handle on all of this. We're figuring I could have had this since about 1969 when I had blood transfusions following a car accident and this is the first time any of my labs have been other than normal. No signs of this at all.
Avatar m tn What do you mean by this? Anyone know if ammonia can be an EARLY symptom of liver disease? No it only occurs in the most advanced liver disease. Decompensated cirrhosis. You mention ammonia...You are probably taking about hepatic encephalopathy (HE). This is when ammonia and other toxins buildup because the liver is too damaged to filter them out. The toxins affect the brains of patience with very advanced liver disease. This only happens during the last stages of liver disease.
1391695 tn?1298143389 Ammonia is biosynthesised through normal amino acid metabolism and is toxic in high concentrations.[51] The liver converts ammonia to urea through a series of reactions known as the urea cycle.
Avatar n tn sounds nasty, clean the litter box now and then, I have liver problems and have a cat, and I don't have a problem with her. Never heard of ammonia causing irritation of the liver but it would nauseate me.
Avatar n tn Hi, Ammonia that is processed through the liver might be higher in someone with cirrhosis. If the liver is starting to fail, as in cirrhosis, it can no longer clean out the toxins etc. Not everyone is the same, some have high ammonia levels and don't show symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy They will usually give you lactulose to help with hepatic encephalopathy if you show signs of forgetfulness, confusion, unable to concentrate.
4877493 tn?1391634776 I've been unable to find and documentation linking cirrhosis with exposure to either ciproflaxin or to ammonia in the environment (doesn't mean its not possible, just not well documented). You probably know if it is alcohol, but the viruses require blood tests to confirm. If you have either if these viruses it is really critical information, and it makes little sense to worry about anything else until you know whether or not you've been infected.
233616 tn?1312790796 As you may recall our clinic here has a 2 hr class for new patients. Unfortunately only the basics are covered, and nothing was ever mentioned about absorption issues, iron issues, ammonia issues, etc. They mentioned "don't eat liver, or shellfish, or malox, but did not have time to say WHY not to eat these. Me being me, I had to get in and explore the why on each issue. The bacterium being the reason I then soon discovered.
Avatar f tn Lactulose is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease. It works by drawing ammonia from the blood into the colon where it is removed from the body. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. That would be entirely irresponsible of your doctor to not tell you if you have HE. Did you not ask why your were taking lactulose?
Avatar n tn His mind was just going because it was poisoned by the high ammonia levels from drinking and his liver couldn’t filter out the toxins. I saw him again in September 2008 for my older sister’s wedding. He was worse then. He could barely walk, it would take him a very long time to respond during the limited conversations we had and he looked so detached. There was a true emptiness behind his sad eyes.
233616 tn?1312790796 In light of the fact that I am currently UND and have no virus, the reversal of fatty liver and less necrosis and less HCC all sounds very appealing, not to mention any reduction in IR would mean ones own Interferon response would be better post tx. and this alone may increase ones chances of an SVR even if begun at the end of an SOC regime. Perhaps now, more than any other time it could help insure one will recognize any lingering HCV and seek and destroy as designed.
Avatar n tn if i stick to my diet am nearly normal,,and feel ok ,,,i know its my liver,,and the urea cycle,,,that's at fault,,,and that the mental confusion i get,is ammonia related,,,,what i need to know is,,,what kind of damage does long term high ammonia levels do to the liver,and body,,,and the ability to eat,,,,,had this for 20years,,,undiagnosed,,,,was told i had,m,e,.... i don't,,,,,change diet...
Avatar f tn I have recently had a blood test, and I have ammonia in my blood. My liver is failing. I want to know the truth. Can he have given me hep C? He's dead. Can't ask him.
Avatar f tn I got hepc a long time ago, and did nothing about it. I did not know I had cleared it spontaneously until recently when I decided to do something about fatigue, brain fog, and aches,& my blood work came back virus not detected & other liver results ok. My question is to those heppers who have cleared the virus spontaneously w/their own immune system: how do you feel now?
Avatar m tn as i undderstood from doctors in the emergency department .. the ammonia in his blood is more than 130 .. now we are thinking to implant liver .. what is your suggestion?
Avatar n tn The purpose of treatment with interferon (or related drugs) Is to stop the damage that is currently happening to your liver...many of the symptoms you describe may be caused just by elevated liver enzymes and increased ammonia levels...I have found some really good research results and advice from folks who've "been there" In the Hepatitis section on Delphi forums...i hope this forum doesn't get upset my posting this...Best wishes...
Avatar m tn eat cream cheese, Ice cream, butter, milk, alfredo sauce etc. Becareful not yo over due protien as it breaks down into ammonia which the liver can NOT filter. Ammonia builds up in your system making you feel drunk. .. confused. This is VERY important to tell your Dr immediately if you begin to feel "not yourself or confused"... you will need to take a laxative called lactose to pass the ammonia through your bowel causing watery stools.
Avatar m tn I'm wondering if inhaling the fumes would hamper my treatment since It could effect my liver...Would it be like alcohol on the liver? It may be my medicine making me paranoid but I just wondered if there were any thoughts out there on this.
Avatar m tn FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST AMMONIA Removal of ammonia begins with the liver, therefore keeping the liver healthy and well functioning will clearly help to improve ammonia removal. Since a major medical indicator of liver failure is high levels of ammonia in the bloodstream, it follows that detoxifying the liver may well be the best way to remove ammonia from the body.
Avatar n tn Summary Cirrhosis of the liver can be caused by excessivealcohol consumption, accidental, bacterial, or viral liver damage, exposure to toxic chemicals, and severe reaction to prescription or"recreational" drugs. Supplementation of antioxidants, branched-chain amino acids, an all except B3 (niacin), of the B complex of vitamins has been shown beneficial. For specific anti-viral therapies to help eradicate hepatitis B or C, refer to our Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C protocols.
Avatar n tn As many transplant center require 6 months to 1 year abstinence from alcohol to be listed for a liver transplant. I am afraid you husband is very ill and will need a liver transplant soon in order to continue living. The complications he is having such as vomiting blood can be life-threatening. 'He has lost 50 lbs, lost hair in the back of his head- bald patches, seems very malnourished- dry dry skin etc. ' These are all complication from advanced liver disease.
Avatar m tn So, I am not a doctor, but one of the side effects I am reading about from Topamax is an increased ammonia level in the blood. Then I read that heightened ammonia in blood can lead to kidney stones, hair loss and confusion...all side effects of Topamax. So, my thinking is that adding water and maybe some milk thistle or other liver supporting supplements may help tip the balance back.
Avatar f tn Triple antioxidants are effective at preventing cirrhosis and cancer in CHC, and are also effective against fatigue, depression, pain, and GI disturbance (most bile-producing reactions in the liver depend on GSH and taurine is an important constituent of bile salts). Patients are most likely to respond when doses of ALA, ascorbic acid, and glutathione or its precursors can be increased on a PRN basis and when B vitamins including methylation factors [2: R. A.
315996 tn?1429057829 if you are going to do resistance training and want to maintain or build muscle, one *might* lean more towards the BCAAs (or food like lentils that has more) than lean towards protein powders and sources of protein that cause the liver to create ammonia. I mean well, lodged in here amongst the knee jerks.
408795 tn?1324939275 I have stage 4 and my platelets have been running between 120-140 for the last 15 years. It is not a good way to monitor progression. Why would you wait to treat if you are a Stage 3/4? It's time to treat now or at least when the protease drugs are available in 2011.
Avatar n tn I swim for a half hour everyday at the YMCA .
Avatar m tn PS My understanding is that in pediatric settings vs end-of-life settings, ammonia management has become a critical component in managing pediatric liver disease; prolonged exposure has been associated with permanent brain damage, so does play in further into metabolic rather than viral causes...
Avatar n tn He may have hepatitic encephalopathy (confusion and disorientation) if he does not take his medications that prevent the build up of ammonia in his body caused by liver disease which might make him even harder to care for and in need for constant supervision. With the problems he has he very well might find himself returning to the hospital often in the days ahead.
Avatar n tn I was so much worried about HIV, that I never thought about the possibility of getting Hepatitis. Last week (18 weeks after exposure) I tested for HEP A, B and C. Results: Hep A: +Ve Hep B: -ve Hep C: -ve Can anyone advise me on the results. Why my Hep A is +ve (though no jaundice)? Can I take my HEP B and HEP C -ve status as final? I am constipated very much and also having frequent burpings and stiffness in neck. I am fed up. I don't know what's behing all this?
Avatar f tn These are decisions that the doctor makes based on the information gained from performing a liver biopsy. There are 4 stages of liver fibrosis ranging from no damage/little damage to decompensated Cirrhosis/End Stage Liver Disease. The liver can repair itself if the Hep C virus and other damaging toxins are gone, but only up until the patient has moved into the stage of Cirrhosis.