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Avatar n tn We discovered that my husband had an episode of Encephalopathy, which is high ammonia in the blood. But by the time we had his blood checked his levels were right smack in the middle of the range. Doctor said he was fine. So my question is can this ammonia gone untreated continue to rise and lower on its own. Because he has days that he seems fine and then days when he is not with me completely. He does not eat much as his taste buds are totally out of wack. Most foods taste very salty.
4043517 tn?1374010173 First get my bowels working and my ammonia down. I'm out for a few weeks right before Xmas, that figures.
Avatar m tn Severe exercise Seizures   Trauma or burns   Steroid administration   Chemotherapy Starvation Gastric bypass GI hemorrhage - Increased renal ammonia production   - Increased splanchnic ammonia production - Increased peripheral catabolism due to deficiency of essential amino acids TPN {total parenteral nutrition} Others: Cancers (multiple myeloma) Decreased Ammonia Elimination - Liver failure: Fulminant hepatic failure [Trans-hepatic, intrajugular] Shunt: Portosystemic shunt (TIPSS)
3211536 tn?1359389169 I sent you a list of questions that Orphaned Hawk has posted in her journal. It also contains some questions that Hector SF recommended for the first appt with a hepatologist. I sent them to you via private message because med help has a word count limit for posting here on the threads.
144210 tn?1273092382 I have some problems, fatigue, insomnia, very light colored smelly stools. Smells like ammonia or acidic. (gross) Perhaps I have Steatorrhea: Steatorrhea is the passing of fat in your bowel movements. The presence of fat in the stool makes the stool smell particularly bad. or maybe Bilirubin is low, or maybe my immune system is just freaking out. I am taking the supplements and have increased the lactoferrin. Took 1/2 dose of Neupogen and Procrit last night. I will go get a blood draw tomorrow.
Avatar f tn I suspect it's tied to kidney failure or at least decreased kidney function, since this was proceeded by a botched attempt to increase his diuretics by our hepatologist. BUN 74. Creatinine 1.5. Ammonia 243. But they checked us out at the hospital and just sent us home with orders to do lactulose four times a day. After reading around this forum, ammonia 243 seems SKY HIGH. He's very confused.
Avatar f tn It is caused by AMMNONIA usually through your sweat or from your skin. AMMONIA can irritate nose, throat amd make people cough. That's why people make that kind of reaction immidiately at your presence. So you may ask me how hell they can smell me at say 4-5 meter away? Of course they can. Have you ever smell someone who wears strong perfume? sometimes you can smell his/her perfumes meters away. That's the same thing happen your body odor.
Avatar m tn So because of my liver and its limited abilities my blood stream is contaminated with harmful toxins such as ammonia and mangenese. This then is carried to every organ in my body including my brain and very slowly damaging each organ. Unfortunatley the liver is the only organ in the human body that can repair itself. This greatly effects my brain causing all kinds of impairments. This is a condition called hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
Avatar f tn Franck Carbonnel of the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Bicetre in Paris and his team write in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. "If confirmed, they can lead to protective strategies, especially in families at risk of IBD, and possibly to advice for preventing relapse.
158241 tn?1237723123 Nothing? All the best, drofi Journal of Medical Virology Nov 2008, Volume 80 Issue 11, Pages 1900 - 1906 Treatment with silybin-vitamin E-phospholipid complex in patients with hepatitis C infection Katia Falasca 1, Claudio Ucciferri 1, Paola Mancino 1, Ester Vitacolonna 2, Domenico De Tullio 1, Eligio Pizzigallo 1, Pio Conti 3, Jacopo Vecchiet 1 * 1Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, G.
144210 tn?1273092382 I am saying this, because if you had problematic ammonia levels you have to specially watch your intestinal health.Much of this ammonia comes from intestinal bacteria, but the right bacteria will not produce it. While there was no clinical trial in humans yet for that purpose, resveratrol might hold the highest potential to hold fibrosis and dampen the effects of fatty liver.
1475202 tn?1536274577 4 Carbon Dioxide, Total(18-29) 23 Ammonia, Plasma (L-007054) 2014-07-02 Ammonia, Plasma() TNP Vitamin A, Serum (L-017509) 2014-07-02 Vitamin A, Serum(18-77) 22
Avatar m tn This group of articles comes from the latest edition of Hepatology Journal: <a href="http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/109860164/HTMLSTART">In pursuit of the holy grail - stem cells, hepatic injury, fibrogenesis and repair</a> <a href="http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/109860166/HTMLSTART">HCV persistence: Cure is still a four letter word</a> <a href="http://www3.interscience.wiley.
Avatar n tn ) She then began a string of chronic UTI's, culminating with one at Christmas 2007 that had her completely out of it - the result of the high ammonia crossing over into the blood-brain barrier. After that was treated in the hospital for a few days, she went to a nursing/rehab facility. Within a month, she has septic (sp?) shock & was back in hospital. Hospital had her treated & released within 3 days (!?!) and back at n.h.
1044425 tn?1257546110 It could smell like dog-poop, old cheese, ammonia, a burning smell, etc. The smell comes on, often, as a result of a cold or sinus infection. Some, not all, of these smells are caused by an anaerobic bacteria thriving in the upper sinuses, and I was able to remove mine with a Flip-Turn Sinus Flush, and other people have had success with it as well http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2322 2. Some people had the smell, but were able to get rid of it with long-term antibiotics. 3.
4884707 tn?1360517061 if anyone reads my journal please help me out with a few thoughts or ideas.... thanks so much....
Avatar m tn * Note that the gastrointestinal tract is the primary source of ammonia, the presumed mediator of hepatic encephalopathy, and rifaximin is thought to lower blood ammonia levels by reducing ammonia production and absorption. Minimal encephalopathy does not lead to overt cognitive dysfunction, but can be shown to exist with neuropsychological tests. It impairs quality of life and has been shown to increase the risk of traffic accidents.
5901196 tn?1395547509 '13 and they said I was at a level 3. Now, with the ammonia in my blood, wouldn't they get me started right away. I don't want to lose my gung ho attitude. I'm afraid and want to get going so I can be one of the group that says the virus is out of my blood! Hector, your a smart and very generous man sharing the wealth of knowledge you possess. Thank you. Thanks to you all for being here for me.
5901196 tn?1395547509 If you treated before with peg-interferon and ribavirin (although this combo was not available in the late nineties) you will have to wait for the next generation of treatment which will be all oral drugs without peg-interferon. Ammonia? It is very rare to have high ammonia levels caused by liver disease without being stage 4 (cirrhosis). When was the last time you had a biopsy? In the last 3 years. Are any of your blood levels abnormal besides AST and ALT?
1198742 tn?1293506976 I hope his lactulose starts working for him to reduce the ammonia build up which is quite common after TIPS. For what it is worth, I have met many patients waiting for transplants that have done the same thing were they have somehow pulled out their feeding tube and other lines. In the delusion of HE people can get paranoid and sometimes hallucinate that everyone around them, nurses, doctors are trying to kill them. Remember this is the ammonia poisoning the brain, and it is temporary.
144210 tn?1273092382 Red meat can increase ammonia levels. High ammonia levels will cause encephalopathy, mental craziness of a kind, requiring a medicine called lactulose. I was told that egg whites and white tofu could help increase albumin levels. I took all kinds of supplements from bromelian to tumeric. My D levels were low so I took vitamin D. Calcium/magnesium would be good too. She should see a dentist prior to the transplant. It's hard on the teeth.
1116669 tn?1269146866 You do not have high ammonia levels unless your lab is vastly different. Elevated blood ammonia levels are common in people with hepatic encephalopathy, but the level of ammonia doesn't correlated with how server HE is. You say you suffer from "labile" depression? There are 9 types of depressions list in the DSM-IV, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. What is "labile" depression?
233616 tn?1312790796 long ( no stops to pee) handicapped bus as they shuffled into the clinic. I thank God for this board/forum, that I knew enough to ask for ammonia check and PCR today even though it wasn’t the treatment protocol, asking for it made the difference. I thank God that when I sat getting “Beechy” waiting 20 minutes for MY lab draw that He showed me the person in front of me….. whose blood they could not find to draw today and who was an amputee….
Avatar m tn You know It's a GMO. A study published last year in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that half of grocery store meat tested harbored staph bacteria. Researchers ID the overuse of antibiotics in industrial agriculture as a major cause in the rise of superbugs in our grocery store food. MRSA kills about 19,000 people a year in America. Buy organic! Glyphosate, it's found in Roundup! It effects your hormones. It's now used primarily on corn and soy crops.
233488 tn?1310696703 Already over 400 chemicals have been identified in marijuana including carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and ammonia. “Hey man, you want a drag of cyanide and ammonia?” might not find as many takers among the tokers when the roach makes the rounds at parties. The FDA and physicians rightfully consider cannabis a drug and subject to federally stipulated rigorous study protocols.
Avatar f tn your symptoms sound a lot like seizures from temporal lobe. the memory of "something familiar" fits under the "deja vu" category. when others say "were you listening to me" and it appears you spaced out, that may be classified as an "absence seizure".
Avatar f tn It could smell like dog-poop, old cheese, ammonia, a burning smell, etc. The smell comes on, often, as a result of a cold or sinus infection. Some, not all, of these smells are caused by an anaerobic bacteria thriving in the upper sinuses, and I was able to remove mine with a Flip-Turn Sinus Flush, and many other people have had success with it as well: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn It could smell like dog-poop, old cheese, ammonia, a burning smell, etc. The smell comes on, often, as a result of a cold or sinus infection. Some, not all, of these smells are caused by an anaerobic bacteria thriving in the upper sinuses, and I was able to remove mine with a Flip-Turn Sinus Flush, and many other people have had success with it as well: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn write notes to yourself,keep a journal,read and exercise the mind with anything that excites your synapsis(learn to spell-hah!)...i am traveling the same road -GOODLUCK!
Avatar m tn Basically the liver is so damaged that it is unable to perform its blood filtering tasks so the toxins from our food (such as ammonia created when we are digesting food) travel in the blood to the brain and are toxic to the brain. It appears when patients have other signs of decompensated cirrhosis. Usually after or around the same time as the first instance of ascites. "Brain fog" and HE are two different mental states.