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Avatar n tn I saw my very old post above and need to say that that is no longer the recommendation for those with cirrhosis. Although it seems to lower ammonia levels, it lowers other things that you don't want to lower such as the albumin . Joe now eats a higher protein diet and uses lactulose to remove the ammonia and he is getting along well this way.
1654058 tn?1407162666 " I entered hospital last week w a 14. Leaving w 53 and they gave me an RX for lactulose." 14, 53 for what values? Ammonia should be listed under ammonia on blood test result. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is common for GI bleeding to exacerbate hepatic encephalopathy.
263988 tn?1281957896 And I have a housekeeper who comes in once a month and she uses no ammonia products. And she hasn't been here for about three weeks. I smelled the ammonia. Also heard bell ringing sounds afterwards. Then about two hours later I was sitting at my computer with my computer glasses on. So I know this isn't caused by not wearing my glasses. I was only using my computer for a short time to play this word game online. Suddenly my eyes and brain couldn't work together. Difficult to explain.
1391695 tn?1298143389 My daughter is a stylist and does my hair and she could notice the thinning but no one at work seemed to notice. She uses only professional products which contained ammonia and peroxide and my hair didn't fall out any faster or become dry and brittle. In my opinion, having my hair done proffesionally kept my hair healthy because we colored only the roots and didn't overlap the color and expose already colored hair to the chemicals.
Avatar f tn Very valuable information, ev, thanks for sharing that. For so many years, it was standard to recommend cirrhotics against meat proteins, and more and more evidence is coming forth that it's actually counter-productive... same thing with carbs, too. Hopefully understanding the nutritional needs of cirrhotics will continue to improve and help folks like our husbands stay as healthy as possible! :) Hugs.
4507179 tn?1355636492 Recommended (upon significant probing from me) to follow all the nutrition points I have read on this site....the only thing he dismissed entirely was my request for testing for ammonia levels....also said liver biopsy wasn't necessary since I was still compensated and cirrhosis already established.....
147426 tn?1317269232 Last night was an adventure for the livestock around this house. I was trying to get much needed sleep and I really wanted my litttle Abby on my lap. She came and stood in front of my recliner and implored. I patted my right knee and the leg jumped out and kicked her. Poor girl. I finally fell asleep, but was awakened by a commotion outside the french door to my room that was open to the back deck. I looked up and saw the hem of my curtain disappearing to the outside.
Avatar n tn I have been in 2 clinical trials of interferon and ribiviran without success. Also can you comment on any kind of alternative treatment for Hep C, if not to cure, then to keep the viral load down. Possibly chinese medicine and herbs.
Avatar m tn 1) what works for gas? (he is taking GasPlus or something like that but that only goes so far) 2) what are the best foods for him to eat? 3) he has been told not to take any pain medication but I see on these boards Tylenol is okay? 4) anything to do about the tiredness, weakness? 5) any other suggestions to improve his daily life?
Avatar m tn As the body uses up protein, ammonia is produced as one of the waste by-products. Ammonia is toxic to the body, so it is processed by the liver into the less toxic substance urea. If the liver is diseased (e.g. liver cancer), it's capacity to detoxify ammonia may be greatly reduced, leading to increased circulating levels of this harmful substance. Increased blood levels of ammonia therefore indicate a worsening of the liver cancer, and possibly liver failure.
Avatar n tn And as everyone here knows I DO eat junk food and ice cream too LOL. It's worked WEIGHTWISE for me...don't know about health wise. It was hard for me to get accustomed to eating breakfast though...I had never done that before in my LIFE. But since I make sure to take the pills at breakfast time and dinner time so they are relatively 12 hours apart AND I'm surely taking them with some fat... We definitely do have to change the way we do things when on treatment.
Avatar m tn I'm not sure how Copyman can say that ALA is a hoax when he has chosen to take it himself as he stated in a previous thread, only in pill form rather than the intravenous method that Dr. Berkson uses. Same attack methods though, of accusing someone of being a Dr. Berkson "follower" for posting something purely for discussion. Personally, the things I have read about ALA indicate it's something I would take in pill form also. I'm not sure what to think of the intravenous method Dr.
Avatar n tn If a 49 year old male had a normal stress echo two years ago and wants this year to have a heart PET scan (because of better accuracy),would you recomend a PET scan with heart rate inducing drugs(adenosine) or only rest part of the test with ammonia and FDG?5.Do ammonia and FDG causes arrhythmia,pac,pvc plus any other serious side effects?
Avatar n tn I have had a fatty liver for nearlly 3 years, my primary care doctor sent me to see a specialist recently and hea run a series of liver function tests all where ok except for 2 my ammonia level was 64 umol/l and my creatinine serum was 21 mg /dl what can this mean
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
3990971 tn?1348949905 But for years my Neuro thought I was allergic to soap, I used every sensitive soap made, even all natural. I was on periactin 4mg 3 times a day for 4 years and it must have stopped working? Due to my liver Sarc which is known for causing itching my Cmp is done every week and my liver function is within normal limits. So I showered with just water and OMG I am in so much pain and severe itching that lasted at least 1 hour and that is even after taking liqud Benadryl before my shower.
Avatar f tn I want to get one as our water has both chlorine and ammonia added, which is terrible for skin, hair and lungs. The construction company I work for uses Kinetico. The system I need is around $1200, so I don't have it yet. Note that adding a water filter will reduce your water pressure, so if your pressure is too low you won't use it (and have the plumber install a bypass when it is installed so you can bypass it easily).
Avatar f tn My doctor said it's OK as long as he place is well ventilated.. My hair stylist uses products that are ammonia free so that makes a huge difference.. I just don't like having to sit back with my head tilted for a long time..I actually get up and walk while I wait for the color to process.. Although I do not bleach my hair anymore either.. Hope this helps..
Avatar f tn I have watched his diet no salt, fresh veggies and fruit, he uses honey for sugar and olive oil for butter. The local hospitals here in W Palm Beach said it is to dangerous for them to a biopsy because of his platelets-they tried to increase them but couldn't. I know he is angry because I just started treatments, first shot last week. He is driving me crazy with his attitude, he doesn't think he has one. He forgets and he is mean. I feel bad because, he has noone else to help him.
Avatar n tn I'm getting blonde peekaboos. my hair stylist uses ammonia free die and my dr.
5002615 tn?1366017609 I've got my hair done many times while being pregnant and my dr. Says its fine. My hair stylist uses ammonia free hair dye.
Avatar f tn Have you had an upper endoscopy to check for esophageal varicies? Having problems with ammonia sounds like a symptom of liver cirrhosis. Have you been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis? What type of Doctor do you see? It sounds like if you are not you should be seeing a hepatologist ( liver specialist) One test they have now is called a fibroscan which can stage liver disease.
Avatar f tn I recommend pampers but some cheeper brands like if your store has a home brand can be pretty good but what works for one mother might not for others so just experiment with diffrent brands
Avatar f tn Goes away when I stop drinking for awhile. I was also on lactulose for two months for the ammonia. Is t possible I was experiencing HE and my doctor didn’t tell me?
Avatar f tn just avoid henna dyes and make sure your hairstylists (or you) uses ammonia-free dyes as well...both of those absorb into the blood stream more readily than other dyes and are obviously best avoided during pregnancy :-). And as long as the salon is well-ventilated, shouldn't be an issue. Other than that, go for it! I've dyed my hair with 2 of my 3 pregnancies with no can really give you a pick-me-up in those mid-pregnancy blahs!
Avatar f tn It works for ammonia build up. One important thing to always remember while helping him is his mental faculties are probably fuzzy. I didn't realize how much I'd faded away until after my transplant. The way the 'list' for transplants works is the person with the greatest need receives the transplant first. Not who is on the longest. And if you're in an area where many people need a tp you could be very very sick before that happens.
144586 tn?1284669764 This is something to be checked on. Many aides are extremely careless regarding both bleach and ammonia. If bleach is mixed with ammonia a deadly gas develops. Many aides have problems with english and do not understand this. Aides and cleaning ladies should not be permitted to use either of these fluids without supervision in the room of an elderly debilitated immobile patient.
Avatar m tn DETOXIFYING AMMONIA Ammonia toxicityIn part 2 of AMMONIA TOXICITY we are going to find out what we can do to remove ammonia from our body, both by supporting the organs involved in processing and disposing of it, and by taking supplements with an affinity for removing ammonia. We have seen that there are 3 organ systems in the body that produce and/or deal with ammonia: the liver, the kidneys and the intestines.
Avatar f tn I know some people swear by them but I would greatly appreciate the gods honest truth. How do they work? What all will I need to buy for them? How many? Pros and cons, etc.. Ect.
448147 tn?1269821687 my mother was diagnosed with hep c/cirrhosis 4years ago. she was 52. they believe she contracted hep c vis blood transfusion in the 70's. She found out she had hepc because she felt funny. So they ran numerous tests. By the time they found out she had hepc, cirrhosis began. she is currently in the final stages. she has been in the final stages the past year. interferon almost killed her. Her body couldnt handle it.