Ammonia levels in air

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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 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 m tn Just a short warning, not medical advice, but from our experience: my husband had a benign cyst the left lobe of his liver that was larger than yours (not sure of dimension at presentt) & 1 year after he had his gallbladder removed laparoscopically he was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma - liver cancer. We will both go to our graves believing that the air needed to blow him up to see & remove his gallbladder changed the characteristics of the benign tumor to a Malignant tumor.
192055 tn?1263559137 But I never smoke or drink , Cold air does make it worse? I do have alot of dust in my house , dusting constantly etc? who knows? I am going to an ent dr next week. BUt I never take meds except tylenol . My mother destroyed her nostrils useing nasal spray yrs ago and her friend and dr told me that nasal sprays are bad news . So who knows?
475555 tn?1469307939 I can understand ammonia levels are in range because I also take Lactulose. Anyone else at this advanced stage or above? And still having in range Levels-please comment.
Avatar m tn Out of nowhere he started vomiting and when taken to the vet last Tuesday, his levels were fine but his xrays showed air in his stomach and intestines and a swollen liver. They gave me Cerenia and ear medicine for a minor ear infection and told me to monitor him. Then he still seemed really sick all week, lethargic, panting heavily, drooling and would not eat, (even chicken, rice, pizza crust, peanut butter, bread...
Avatar n tn The ENT's say that is all in my head - some say it is from having ear buddies in my ears all day with air "voices" hissing though them, I dunno but it sure is annoying. Its like getting to the top of the hill and my ears are plugged then they don't unplug when I come down. Actually too, they get worse when I do that. Ho-hum... Anyway, glad to hear about the smoke smell. That was something that I really wondered about. I will continue to monitor this site and see whats up.
Avatar m tn Not a change in levels. After all these years of experimenting, I have found that adding ½ cup of lemon scented clhlorox bleach to a hot bath completely stopped the itch for up to 24 hours. Now don't get crazy on me. Here is how I do it. Do not use soap or shampoo in the bath water along with bleach. The idea is to soak for at least 10 minutes in the bleach water. Rub your skin where lightly where it itches the most.
320576 tn?1204087293 I would imagine he is scared out of his wits by this and the only solace he finds is in drinking but with showing signs of encephalopathy, ( the bran fog you describe)which is a condition that occurs in people with severe liver damage because too much ammonia is building up in their bloodstream and their livers just can't keep up anymore and this affects their brain functioning. His sweating and tiredness are all big red flags.
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 n tn I also remembered of hearing and reading that people who have sat for long periods on air flights, on occasion suffer blood clots in the leg from it being in the "bent" position for so long, resulting in having a stroke. My job requires me to be behind a desk for most of the work day, which leads me to believe that this might be the source of my problem.
Avatar n tn You touched on a very emotional issue in all hepatitis forums, so keep that in mind when you read through the responses. My hepatologist (liver specialist) allowed light, social drinking both prior to treatment and after treatment but not during treatment. I asked another prominent hepatologist regarding post treatment social drinking and he also said it was OK. I started treatment as a stage 3. Some doctors, however, permit no drinking.
Avatar f tn Usually after 12 weeks I'm pretty sure. Just make sure your in a room that has air flowing and not confined in a small space.
Avatar n tn I'd like to know if you might know about Ammonia Levels in liver cirrhosis patients. I have been doing some of my own research on this and have possibly come up with some help. I do see a GI doctor who says he's a liver specialist but I think he could help me more. I ask questions and don't get results or any positive answers. However this is what I've come up with as far as my paticular situation with getting admitted to the hospital 31 times since May 2007 with high levels of ammonia.
Avatar n tn So they air lifted him to san jose hospital by the time I got there they said that he was aggressive so they sedated him he could open eyes but not talk they said it was because of the detox process now they are saying he is critical back in ICU why is he not waking up could it be due to high ammonia levels
Avatar f tn High ammonia levels from encephalopathy are found among those with decompensated cirrhosis. The solution is using lactuose or other meds, although not during tx. It has nothing to do with the heat. In my opinion, Rivil needs to talk to an experienced liver doctor about her symptoms.
1028452 tn?1537452084 Cynara extract from artichoke leaf has been shown to lower blood cholesterol (13%) and triglyceride levels (5%) in both human and animal studies. Consistent with its choleretic effect, Artichokes also possess some diuretic activity, helping with kidney disease and protein in the urine. A recent French patent describes an artichoke extract for treating liver disease, high cholesterol levels and kidney insufficiency.
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.
Avatar m tn I investigated and found the air filter in my apt had not been changed in years and felt this could be the culprit. Getting out of that environment helped but my clothing continued to cause the same issues, unless I was out of the environment, had washed up really well, and wore clothing which had not been in my apt.
208764 tn?1249433257 HCV is nothing compared to anthrax this stuff sounds great! Wait there's more!!! It's used for odor control in the air scrubbers of animal byproduct (rendering) plants. Wow and we can smell good while wiping out the HCV buggers too!!! ...I'd watch out for the side effects though. They sound worse that Interferon and Riba.
4043517 tn?1374010173 Today after progress I lost my balance, grabbed the rail on the front porch to steady myself but kept falling. Went backwards, hit my head on a brick, broke at least one toe, soaked in Epsom salts, bloody and foot swollen, butt and side throbbing, goose egg on my elbow. Confused. **** this hurts. Back to like my bike wreck. I feel so awful right now. **** **** ****. Thought I had this under control. Apparently not. My foot hurts so bad. My head is swollen.
Avatar m tn They also told me it had no symptoms other than high bilirubin, so I don't think that would be the cause. I did want to have ammonia levels checked just in case though. I had never had high bilirubin in my life until recently when I started feeling like this, and from what I understand it's hereditary so it would have shown up a lot earlier.
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Avatar n tn Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), which is allergy drops under the tongue, has been used effectively in Europe and is now being studied in many centers in the U.S. Specifically, there have been studies of SLIT for individuals seasonally allergic to birch tree pollen that show significant improvement in lung function during the pollen season.
Avatar n tn I am just a fellow patient however I know others will be along to help better than I can It sounds as if your Dad's ammonia levels may be elevated and he is suffering from Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE). You don't mention how sick he has been with the HCV which would help others to give you better advice. Has he had a biopsy to find out how damaged his liver is?
Avatar m tn Suppose it is ammonia, but then how is the effect explained by phone or media or have the ability to transfer crystals and the ability to travel instantaneously in milliseconds at a distance of 50 meters or more?
Avatar m tn Yesterday I was told by my mothers GI NP to take her to the ER because they wanted to make sure that she didn't have a slow bleed in her head and the fact that her labs ( that Friday) showed her ammonia levels were high.. She thought that that could be the reason why she isn't getting up anymore and that they would do an overall evaluation of her condition.
186166 tn?1385262982 Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions) Back pain, stiffness, tension, pressure, soreness, spasms, immobility in the back or back muscles Blanching (looking pale, loss of color in the face or skin) Blushing, turning red, flushed face, flushed skin, blushing, red face or skin Body aches, parts of or your entire body feels sore and achy, feels like your body and muscles are bruised Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, in
Avatar n tn I have tried putting a room deodorizer in their room and the bathroom beside their room, but the smell breaks thru in about a week. I'm preparing to ad more air fresheners right outside their room to try an contain the smell.
1248018 tn?1363893452 She is jaundice, her legs, feet and abdomen are swollen, she has been in and out of the hospital 5 times in as many months. She is using krystalose to keep her ammonia levels down. This is not always successful. She is only 63 years old and does not want a transplant. She believes that, given her chronic pain, she cannot undergo another surgical procedure. I see her going through this living hell....I am going through it, too...and I don't know how to help her.