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Several: Elevated ammonia levels are often seen in patients with liver disease. Laboratory tests can identify the level of ammonia in the blood. Physical examination may also reveal asterixis that may occur in the patient when they are holding their arm straight with a wrist bent like a crossing guard would do to say stop. The wrist is more likely to flap forward the higher the ammonia level is. ...Read more
Dialysis /Transplant: Ersd/kidney failure means most of kidney function has been lost + that subject will die unless they undergo dialysis or receive a kidney transplant. Means that kidney/s are unable to remove the nitrogenous waste products produced by your body produced by metabolising ingested protein + spent muscle. Esrd also defined as inadequate function to sustain lif or < 15 ml/min. Glomerular filtration rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a vibrating sensation at just one point in the bottom of my left foot. The feeling comes and goes. No pain or swelling. Age : 24, healthy male.
Vibration in foot: hello~ I am sure you are thinking that this is some kind of long tract cerebellar symptom. If it were, it would usually appear with other cerebellar signs of ataxia and asterixis. If you can pinpoint it to one place you will probably find a little lump signifying a NEUROMA. This can easily be removed. Not unreasonable to see your doc for this thanks ...Read more
Can i go to sleep if I have liver failure? This is for real and no joke. Any help would be thankful. God bless.
I have high ammonia in my blood with past liver issues (high enzymes) my gastroenterologist is sending me to a neurologist instead why could that be?
Please see below: High ammonia levels (due to liver problems) can cause your brain to not work right-hepatic encephalopathy. A neurologist can check to see if there are signs this is occurring . If it is, then treatment can be started. Even if it isn't occurring, having a baseline to compare to can be helpful in monitoring how you are doing. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor her/his reasons for referring you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers