Ammonia group

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Avatar m tn I have 57 ammonia level in July and in August 97 ammonia level. Took Lactulose and two weeks later had 101 and added the antibiotic effixir (sp) just last week. Will this be chronis? Is there hope to get it down and keep it down? The test showed a slightly enlarged liver. Could this be caused from spreading fertilizer, coloring my hair and spraying poision? I cut out the protein except for fish, eggs and a few other things. Driking lots more water to flush my system. Any other suggestions.
Avatar f tn They finally diagnosed him yesterday with high ammonia levels. All other tests are clear liver etc are fine. He had been suffering with urine problems and constipation for a few months before this started. My question is how long before he comes back to normal as he still is hallucinating, has no memory, acts very childlike and generally disturbed ( hes usually perfectly healthy other than epilepsy which is controlled with medication.
1184842 tn?1264268787 the brain damage caused by high ammonia levels not to mention accelerated liver damage are not what you want either right? I think the better part of valor is to tolerate the taste so that you can keep your wits about you...unless dymentia, brain fog and liver failure sound good to you.
Avatar n tn Ammonia levels Forum: The Hepatitis Forum I am wondering if ammonia levels are always associated with liver function. I am probably somewhat in denial here because I have a husband that is end stage and I am sure that I know what ammonia levels indicate in someone with cirrhosis. Maybe if you can just say the words to me it will help. I had ammonia levels of 50 the first time I was checked. I was experiencing problems with getting lost when I was driving and confused other times.
Avatar n tn I have had a problem with smelling like ammonia when I exercise. It is usually not until I get really warm that this happens. I've read conflicting info on this, saying I don't eat enough ( I do) or that I have too much protein or not enough protein. No matter what I do to my eating habits, it still happens. I also am not overtraining - sometimes I smell this after 10 minutes of exercise. I am overwright but consider myself athletic. I can smell the ammonia in my nose and on my breath.
1391441 tn?1333851561 On a forum for "Treatment for elevated ammonia level" one of the participants suggested use of an OTC named PPC at a dose of 900 MG. I have asked my pharmacist about this but they are not familiar with the abbreviation "PPC". Can you tell me anything about the drug and its effectiveness at treating elevated ammonia levels in Hep C patients?
3097131 tn?1357088481 The rate of normalization of one patient's serum glutamine level and the EEGs of two cases correlated better with the timing of their delayed clinical recovery than did the more rapid rate of decline of the serum ammonia levels. If you cannot enlist the help of an advocacy group or a lawyer, then I would just make sure the prison and medical establishment know that you are following and monitoring him and the care provided to him.
Avatar m tn Symptoms of HE are forgetfulness, confusion, inverted sleep-wake pattern (sleeping by day, being awake at night), marked irritability, tremor, difficulties with coordination and trouble writing, lethargy and eventually coma. If you can have ammonia without mental symptoms? No. Ammonia levels can be detected with a blood test so it is easy to assess. In summary: No you don't have the indications for ammonia buildup and hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
1391695 tn?1298143389 I colored my hair 1x during 13 week treatment, Not sure if it would have been better or worse. It was falling out plenty before, not much more after. Are their studies to show hair falls out more if colored? Or is it an assumption? I didn't do highlights, just covered my gray with brown.
Avatar n tn She is now capable of walking without a cane even though she is told she must use it and wants to go home. Her ammonia level is reportedly 160 (I do not know the units) . I spent an afternoon with her 2 days ago and had a chance to tour the nursing home. My mom was able to walk around with me and converse normally for 2 hours. (basic chit chat, etc) The other residents of the home are vegetative and my mom has no one to talk to.
Avatar n tn She is now capable of walking without a cane even though she is told she must use it and wants to go home. Her ammonia level is reportedly 160 (I do not know the units) . I spent an afternoon with her 2 days ago and had a chance to tour the nursing home. My mom was able to walk around with me and converse normally for 2 hours. (basic chit chat, etc) The other residents of the home are vegetative and my mom has no one to talk to.
Avatar n tn I am temporarily living in Thailand, but from Canada and not under any doctors supervision. In some of the tests that I have initiated on my own, one of them was an serum ammonia test. I am at the understanding that the Normal level = 9 up to 33, mine is reading 630. Now before I freek out, I have also done other tests: GGT, ALS,ALT, Total Protien, and alubim ect. all that appear to be either in the middle or normal.
Avatar m tn My 13 year old Yorkie was diagnosed with kidney failure in September of 2014 and is now in the next stages of adrenal failure with the ammonia smell in her mouth. She is now pooping blood? What does this mean for my little girl?
Avatar m tn What is a TBI and why do you think your liver is involved? Also we here are not doctors we are a support group of patients and care givers dealing with the effects of hepatitis c and the treatments and tests for our illness. Do you have hepatitis c?
Avatar m tn With cirrhosis how can I control my ammonia levels, what are my options in medications,
Avatar n tn Does a normal ammonia level necessarily rule out hepatic encephalopathy? If I understand correctly, high ammonia is just one of suspected causes. Therefore, would it be correct to assume that other circumstances in which the liver is not properly filtering toxins could cause hepatic encephalopathy as well? Thanks.
Avatar n tn Another reason is dehydration. Strong ammonia smell is due to protein breakdown. A routine urine examination along with a urine culture will be able to detect the problem. If you have urine infection then joint pains can be due to reactive arthritis. The symptoms will subside with proper treatment of infection. If there is no infection then you could be having some type of myalgia. Another possibility is that you are a female in menopausal age group.
1371160 tn?1303512372 I am extremely tired and I keep having to change my panties because they keep getting wet, but they have a slight ammonia scent to them so I figured it wasn't my water. What is that supposed to feel like anyways? Any insight on what may be going on would really help.
Avatar n tn The minute I had discontined this supplement my perspiration had ceased to smell like a horse, (ammonia). Are you taking and supplements that might be affecting your body chemistry? I think the other person is right in, (just basically), saying drink your water!!! Hope this helps.
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Avatar m tn Because levels of ammonia in the blood and brain are elevated in these patients, the most popular strategy currently used to manage and treat HE involves reducing ammonia production. Traditional ammonia–lowering strategies include the use of certain sugar molecules that are not absorbed into the body (e.g., lactulose) or certain antibiotics (e.g., rifaximin), both of which reduce the production of ammonia in the gastrointestinal tract. You can't do this alone.
29837 tn?1414538248 Was thinking the other day how nice it would be to visit your city. Maybe after tx when I have the requiste energy. Don't know much, have read little, about ammonia levels. But if you read the post in a thread started by Pluggin Away yesterday he makes reference to ammonia levels, brain scatter (great term) and lactuose. Just a few threads down. Take care.
Avatar n tn A. hasn't done an ammonia level test per se... They're just aware that her ammonia level is elevated and the cirrhosis is fairly advanced. Everyone except my wife and I gave up hope about 3 years ago and they didn't expect her to live past about 9 months so we're ahead of the game in that respect. I try to watch her diet but it's so frustrating because she sleeps all day and then gets up when I go to sleep at night and junk-foods out.
Avatar n tn My mom contracted Hep C from a blood transfusion in 1990, but didn't know she had it for several years. By the time it was discovered, her liver was damaged over 25% and she wasn't a candidate from a transplant due to previous cancer, etc. She's 74, and she's starting to have problems because of the disease. She's been in the hospital almost 2 weeks and has had 10 pints of blood and 2 pints of plasma.
Avatar f tn ditto!!! hope you are doing well look forward to seeing you back.
433263 tn?1204110037 which hopefully I do not need it but I sometimes have spells of high ammonia levels and have to be taken to the er and if anyone without health insurance has been there we both know its very costly.... Any ideas?
Avatar n tn try to do all medical tests required like MRI, muscle scanning, nerve scanning, amino acid, organic acids, ammonia, lactate, repeat the CPK test since it may get better with time, blood gases, hormones, immunology system test (blood viruses), don't forget to examine her vision it might be weak since most children with hypotonia have weak vision.
Avatar m tn I work out three times a week playing racquetball with a group of men..So we being older jocks really work up a good sweat.... We maybe retired but losing comes with a cost. Anyway after three games I smell like ammonia. Mostly around my fount under my chin . I've gone to my doctor he ran all the test liver an blood all came back good. Why the smell?
Avatar n tn And can anyone tell me how ammonia that goes to the brain can be pooped out with a bowel movement?? I feel like my life is all about peeing and pooping ( just had a UTI also). There's got to be more to life than this. Also, two of my (quote) good friends(unquote) have been distant with me. Maybe tired of hearing the same old litany... new pains, old pains, every day in pain somewhere, tired, tired, always tired, just shoot me now...
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