Ammonia levels seizures

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Avatar n tn My Ammonia levels are at high (61), yet after a birrage of tests and an MRI, my liver is fine, and the doctors are unsure as to what is causing the raised Blood Ammonia Levels. Question...There are some unusual circumstances in which someone can have an elevated ammonia and a normal liver. What are they?
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.
Avatar n tn The normal ammonia range is 10–47 μmol/L. High ammonia levels and signs of hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood due to cirrhosis. Symptoms may be mild at first.
Avatar f tn My husband is a 60 y/o male-dxed with eoilepsy about ten years ago.His seizures are rare,but are grand mal and usually status.I am a retired RN and give SL versed to abort the seizures.We have been through the gamut of AEDs and have been to UCSF epilesy Center.We finally settled on good old fashioned VPA (ER) and Dilantin-they provided the best control,the least somnolence,and (bonus) were cheapest.
Avatar f tn Evan’s also had consistently negative/normal ammonia levels, lactic acid, pyruvic acid, LFT’s, immunology studies (IgG, IgA, etc.) and ANA (although positive once when sick, but normal since) and also high CRP when sick. MECP2 negative and negative N-glycosylation studies (CDG). Normal karyotype. Abnormal TSH which has normalized. He also had a lot of low levels of organic acids in his urine on one occasion, but was thought to be of no clinical significance.
Avatar n tn I know you mentioned that there have been no changes in his medications, however since he just underwent puberty, some of his hormones may be competing with his medication in his blood, causing higher levels than normal, which can also make him confused. Other considerations would include side effects of his medications, such as high ammonia levels, low sodium—these are general side effects to some seizure medications, since I do not know which medications your son is on.
Avatar m tn Hepatic Encephalopathy ensued (of course). Her ammonia level came down, potassium came up. Her blood levels were all normal. Her MRI of the brain, liver biopsy, EEG, blood tests, and lumbar puncture were all unremarkable. She was put on an NG tube. She came out of her unresponsive state a week later. They took her off the vent three days after that, and she seemed pretty with it, but would be confused from time to time.
Avatar m tn With cirrhosis how can I control my ammonia levels, what are my options in medications,
Avatar m tn The liver which is decompromised cannot metabolize the waste products hence there is an elevation of blood ammonia levels resulting in encephalopathy. You can have these levels checked to know the status now. If you have jaundice or if you have clay colored stools or if the liver enzymes are persistently raised, you will need to consult your doctor for an assessment. Take care.
Avatar m tn If the liver is failing, high ammonia levels can cause depression, head pressing, dull mentation, and seizures, especially right after a meal. If BUN, albumin, glucose, and cholesterol are all low and certain liver enzymes are high, it indicates liver failure +/- an acquired shunt. This is just a guess without seeing the numbers.
Avatar n tn It sounds like it might be eccamplsia (pregnancy induced HTN, proteinuria, and seizures) or HELP syndrome (hepatitis,encephalopathy and low platelets). The increased ammonia suggests some sort of liver involvement. I am not sure why they would put someone in coma without knowing if the patient was in status or not-did they do an EEG to confirm the need to coma, and did they monitor her during the coma (length of burst suppression, etc).
Avatar f tn Like your grandma I landed up in the ER and incoherent from high ammonia levels but lactulose enabled me to think clearer. The root of the problem was the cirrhosis. For me, the cure was a liver transplant. I still have hep C but fortunately my liver has remained healthy. The guide line I used for lactulose consumption was enough to have 2-3 soft bowel movements daily. Besides using lactolose, she should stop eating red meat as it can increase the ammonia. Fish, chicken and beans are fine.
Avatar f tn By the way HE is not diagnosed by ammonia levels. Not all patients with HE have high ammonia levels. It is diagnosed by observation as it is a Hepatic encephalopathy is defined as a spectrum of neuropsychiatric abnormalities in patients with liver dysfunction, after exclusion of other known brain disease. Hepatic encephalopathy is characterized by personality changes, intellectual impairment, and a depressed level of consciousness.
Avatar n tn In the decompensated stage of liver disease, the liver becomes unable to break down and rid the body of ammonia. Toxic levels build in the blood and brain, causing a condition known as hepatic encephalopathy. Symptoms of this condition include behavior and personality changes, fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech, confusion, disorientation and muscle twitching. In the last stage of hepatic encephalopathy, seizures, coma and death occur.
Avatar n tn 25 seconds every 12-24 hours. Phenobarb levels were in the 40s early on, dropping to 15-25 levels currently. I will need to consult on acidotic and dysmorphic question and get back to you. Several factors point to NKH but the Glycine level is not elevated enough to confirm. Thank you for the additional references amino acid, etc. testing I will follow up on that. Thank you very much.
Avatar m tn Only they will be able to help him treat his ammonia levels properly. If he is having such bad encephalopathy then he must have other complications of cirrhosis. Some complications can be fatal if not managed properly. So this is very serious. "Definition of Hepatic encephalopathy: Hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood.
2024274 tn?1332960026 ( she is end stage if that helps. in her first wk she did turn jaundice and they have been fighting for weeks to get her levels up. Susy's daughter: I wish I had an answer, at this point hopefully the doctors can shed some light on it for you. I'm sure other members will chime in who are familar with end stage liver disease. I'm so sorry this is happening, I wish u and your mother the best.
446474 tn?1446351282 High ammonia levels are common with HE. Although there are both false negatives and false positives. It is the blood level most associated with HE. Good luck with your treatment!!! HE is not relevant if you are cured as and have compensated cirrhosis. It would reverse. If you achieve SVR your liver will be able to partially reverse the damage that has been done and you can lead a normal life. Keep up updated on your post tx lab tests. Cheers!
2030686 tn?1351692148 I guess what I should ask is, have you had your ammonia levels checked? I have a friend who does have epilepsy and did treatment and treated her epilepsy at the same time. If I were you I would try to do some searches on this subject. Have you treated before?
Avatar n tn ) Passing out and hitting the ground? Was this due to your ammonia levels being high? You have classic signs of complications from liver disease from the Hep . Are you being followed by a liver doctor? Are you being followed at ALL for your hep? You were jaundiced a few years back (very significant -- not good news). Do you drink alcohol? If so, you have to put it down or it will kill you. Have you ever been on any treatment for the hep c? Geno 3 a would mean ...
Avatar f tn My sister recently had a left sided stroke at the age of 24 a few days before Christmas 2015. She has cirrhosis of the liver and her ammonia levels are very high.she has jaundice and is very confused. She has a birth control implant in her arm. Should the implant be removed? Could it be harming her liver even more? Could the implant be the cause of her stroke?
Avatar n tn And great parts of my memory came back. And I'm a 57yr old female w/a liver that failed and esophigal varicies burst and the ammonia levels sent me into a coma before I was even tested for hep c. So. anything is possible, if the will is strong enuf.
1475202 tn?1536274577 I dont mind any of the questions at all. That is my main reason for posting these results so that others might learn and have a better understanding of their own Lab Results. It is very critical to understand them. Especially if your not going to listen to your doctors advice and warnings. Low Platelets when having cirrhosis is very common. The group of veins that feed the liver are called portal veins.
233616 tn?1312790796 calcium with vitamin D is all that is...lactoferrin is from ammonia levels effect brain function as well as all else. Increases create cellular breakdown and brain fog, lethargy and general feelings of malaise. Ammonia is produced cheifly as a byproduct of protein digestion so keeping serving smaller and more often, as opposed to a large 10 oz steak, have 3 meals with 1-3 oz of protein in them.
Avatar f tn Did the ER do any testing to check her ammonia levels? If her ammonia levels are high, hopefully the ER prescribed a medication such as lactulose to help her have more frequent bowel movements. Basically she should have several bowel movements each day, have a high protein diet, have no red meat, take no iron supplements, and take no medications w/o knowledge of a good hepatologist. Has your mom had any bleeding internally or in the esophagus?
568367 tn?1217106467 hi everyone, my father recently has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, but over the past 3 years he has been suffering from grand mal seizures from alcohol withdrawl. recently he took a seizure while still drinking alcohol and was rushed to the hospital.
603946 tn?1333945439 5 ammonia breath/ does this indicate he is near the end? 6 very shaky, also lethargic and lays in bed a lot, but when he is outside he is almost prancing, tail up.. And wants to snuggle. He takes two walks a day and loves it, then gets right back in crate for hours and hours. He drinks fine, urinates normally, and his elimination is soft, but not diarrhea. I've heard of sub q injections of fluids. My vet has never suggested it, should I suggest it?
Avatar m tn I am slowly recovering from that by take about 220,000 IU s of D per week. now my liver enzymes levels are off the chart - 613 and 611. WOW I had a liver sonogram and a liver biospy now just waiting for the results. Why would by enzymes be that high! What is causing this?
505363 tn?1211210560 i'm also epileptic - i get atypical partial seizures that take a month to recover my energy from afterward. they are debilitating. i feel close to seizure a lot lately. i suspected yesterday that i have the hepatic encephalopathy, because i've had insomnia for about a week, and fatigue and brain fog. today i waited too long to eat breakfast, so i lied in bed for an hour or two afterward because i was too weak to want to get up at all.
Avatar m tn I would talk to your vet again to find out all possibilities, and would definitely have bloodwork done, including liver enzymes, glucose and ACTH periodically to keep track of his levels. On another note Adequan should be used with caution in dogs with liver impairment.