Ammonia levels hep c

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Avatar n tn Thank you, No the doctor claimed that his ammonia level was fine. It was at 15. Which according to the levels it sat right in the middle of the chart. I will definetly pick up the supplements you listed. He use to take Milk thistle lat the onset of his Hep c. But eventually stopped. Wasn'tsure if it was doing him anygood. I am not sure what Selenium is. Does it come in pill form and will I find it with all the other supplents? This Gaug Journal you ,mentioned is it on this site?
Avatar m tn Have noticed after eating i feel like i did when i had encephalopathy, am concerned about ammonia levels.They do not do ammonia levels on my labs,is this something that should be checked for at some point? Considering I have hep-c type 1, should an ultra sound of liver be done at some point? I have read a post where you recommend I think you called it a fiber sure blood test to check the liver,is that something i should consider?
Avatar f tn I know that Hep patients need to be monitored for elevated ammonia levels, so why did it take me, a CNA of 17 years, to be the one who brought this to their attention? According to their charts they never checked the levels until after I called, this means that the nurse lied to me. Is it just me or did I possible just help to save my uncle's life? I am begining to think that this teaching University Hosptial is not what it is craked up to be.
Avatar m tn Most ammonia in the body forms when protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines. The liver normally converts ammonia into urea, which is then eliminated in urine. Ammonia levels in the blood rise when the liver is not able to convert ammonia to urea. This may be caused by cirrhosis or severe hepatitis. Since you are on this forum I assume you have hep c? Are you experiencing the effects of toxic buildup in your blood? Hepatic encephalopathy.
Avatar m tn Has anyone been told that you have high ammonia levels from Hep-C? If so, please tell me the common side effects and if you use Lactulose for treatment. I am interested in hearing about headaches that you may have from the disease or treatment.
Avatar n tn This site has a table about 1/2 way down that indicates what normal ammonia levels are at various ages. A little bit further down the article explains that ammonia levels do not necessarily correlate with the symptoms of encepalophy. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn This is the Hep C Forum. While we talk about high ammonia levels, it is in conjunction with Hep C and the liver problems from there. yOu might want to make sure the Dr did a Hep C Antibody these to make sure she doesn't have it then go to the list of Communities ( touch Communities at the top of the thread) and find the health and wellness site for more assistance. Good luck and Blessings to you both.
Avatar n tn Are there any other treatments on the horizen for Hep C and high ammonia?This is effecting our marriage,because its hard to live with his temper,as much as I try to understand.I have chronic headaches,and I guess we are both a mess.
Avatar n tn A family member has Hep C, Cirrhosis, and late stage liver cancer. Today he was found at his home, incoherent. He's now in a coma (Hepatic encephalopathy?). I just want straight answers on his chance of waking up again, and the likelihood of brain damage (and severity) if he does? As of now he's still resting, occasionally opening his eyes by reflex.
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.
Avatar n tn I have known I had Hep C for 4 years, have not done the treatment, but I am now considering it. My enzymes are always fairly normal and my biopsy was a 2, 2 yrs ago. I recently had an ammonia blood test and it came back 192 where the range of normal was 19-87. I am experiencing no symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy.
Avatar n tn My father is a Cirrhosis and Hep C patient, was diagnosed about 4 years ago, he's been doing good for the past few years, been in and out the hospital here and there. The last 3 weeks he's been in the hospital constantly due to his liver failure. He's in the hospital now, with ammonia levels at 400 and sodium levels really low. What are the consequences of this, and what can happen to him? What are the treatments they can give him to help him?
Avatar n tn I have known I had Hep C for 4 years, have not done the treatment, but I am now considering it. My enzymes are always fairly normal and my biopsy was a 2, 2 yrs ago. I recently had an ammonia blood test and it came back 192 where the range of normal was 19-87. I am experiencing no symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy.
Avatar f tn Anyone have elevated ammonia levels? Are you having any symptoms and at what level did your symptoms start? I just had my first ammonia screening done and the level came back 119, with less than 47 being the reference range. I'm not having any symptoms. This seems to be the story of my life. All of my labs are going whacky and I'm still feeling fine. I'm afraid one of these days it's all going to hit and I'll be a mess.
30678 tn?1217992847 Has anyone had any problems with ammonia levels being elevated. My doctor prescribed lactulose for the problem. Just curious if anyone else has had the same problem.
Avatar n tn Hi, my spouse was diagnosed back in '87 with Hep C, we've taken all the trials about 5 I believe of the interferon. We're going for liver transplant eval @ UAB in June, this is second eval. My question is for those taking care of someone who is experiencing the confusion and agitation w/ high amm levels on how to give meds, oral lactulose etc., to help get the level down? I reached a point today when I was doing the airplane to get him to open his mouth! Didn't work though.
Avatar f tn needed blood and platetlet transfusions. ended up with hepatic encephalopathy. Ammonia levels very high. Now she is on lactolose daily and her diabetes is high and never used to be a problem.
Avatar f tn Not only does alcohol further damage his liver, it makes it harder for him to make clear headed decisions.Drinking alcohol when you have hep C is like pouring gasoline on a fire. Does he realize what a serious condition he is in? He can die of this if he doesn't stop drinking. Now, the good news is he can get treatment. He needs to see a doctor, a hepatologist, a liver doctor, asap. Good luck.
1391441 tn?1333851561 Not sure what it is or why anyone would take PPC as Lactulose is extremely inexpensive and is effective. Rifaximin is still on patent so it is expensive but again clinical trials have shown it to be in reducing recurrent HE. Here is information on the current standard treatment for HE and elevated ammonia levels. Standard Treatment for Hepatic Encephalopathy The primary goal of treatment is to eliminate or neutralize toxins such as ammonia in the intestines.
Avatar m tn Past 3 weeks I have "ammonia sweat." On the Hubbard detox "Purification Rundown" protocol - because though healthy as a horse, and with good nutrition the past 3 years better every day, I had this brain fog and sensitive digestion with mild intestinal pain which has been helped - sweating 4 hours a day. I noticed I smelled like a horse after sweating hard. Healthy racehorses smell like ammonia after training. My sweaty shirt smells like it's been dunked in ammonia.
Avatar n tn The liver controls ammonia levels in the blood. The liver can look normal, but can still be causing this problem. Hep C causes high enzyme levels, a low white blood cell count, and high ammonia levels in the blood. Eating a lot of sodium can also cause elevated ammonia levels in the blood.
Avatar n tn I have Hep C and cirrhosis of the liver. I started tx 2 months ago. My ammonia levels have been around 175(high) consistently even though I take lactulose daily. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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 My brother is dying from Hep C. He went through a year of treatment with the interferon or ribavirin drugs, only to be free from the virus for about two weeks. It has now come back full force and the doctors say there is nothing that can be done and he will probably only live 6 more months. Did you know "Two companies have an effective 100% cure for Hepatitis C without interferon or ribavirin.