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Why Lactulose Is It Given To Patient With Liver Disease
What would the consequences be if someone with alcoholic liver disease stopped taking lactulose? Can the amonia levels get so high it could be deadly
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Lactulose: Generally used to treat condition known as hepatic encephalopathy. There is ammonia build-up in the system due to malfunctioning liver. The encephalopathy is associated with mental confusion, tremor, disorientation, drowsiness which can progress to coma. Lactulose aids in lowering the ammonia level and thus prevent progressive encephalopathy.See 2 more doctor answers
Hi! How can I treat low urea level in patient with liver disease and what is the role of lola in lowering urea level! Thanks a lot
What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?
Low protein because.: Prtein breakdown products include urea, which a sick or cirrhotic liver cannot reove. High levels of urea affect brain function adversely. As far as supplements for the liver, milk thistle may be of value, but I do not beleive any are of great value!
Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year.
Maybe: The juice in itself is not a problem, but it may interfere with some of your medications. Additionally, if you are diabetic, then it may have detrimental effects with your blood sugar control.
Function: One of the livers primary functions is to produce factors in the blood that promote blood clotting. When the liver starts to fail it can't make these factors which leads to people developing problems with clotting appropriately.
Clotting factors: Most of the clotting factors are made or processed in the liver, and work together with proteins in the blood and with platelets. Therefore, if you have liver disease, these factors are not produced in sufficient quantity or quality to work correctly. Vitamin k is metabolized in the liver and is used in clotting.
How chronic liver disease delevop? And how long of using antivirus in patient with chronic liver disease? Thanks you very much doctor!
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases.See 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stones...: Cranberry juice is high in salts called oxalates. When people drink a lot of cranberry juice, these salts can crystallize into hard urinary oxalate stones, especially in people who already tend to get these types of stones.
Depends: It depends on the liver disease you have. A hepatic hemangioma would be one disease that you would not want to take the medication. If your liver enzymes are normal, you could try a low dose pill and see if it raises the liver enzymes. Hope this helps.
Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?
Depends: It depends upon what you are taking and why you are taking it. Please consult your physician before taking anything - especially if you have liver disease and or kidney disease. Take care.See 1 more doctor answer
Non-digestible sugar: Lactulose is a non-digestible sugar. When ingested, it is metabolized by normal colon bacteria into small fatty acids, acetic acid, & lactic acid. The extra h+ attracts & binds ammonia (nh3) from the blood creating ammonium (nh4+). This is trapped in the colon & defecated out. This reduces the overall blood ammonia concentration which worsens hepatic encephalopathy. But it also causes diarrhea.
Useful in liver fail: Lactulose like you have suggested, is commonly used for the treatment of chronic liver failure due to cirrhosis. In your case, liver cancer has complicated this matter by adding another complication. So the value of Lactulose will be limited and questionable. Yet it is relatively harmless especially if you have problem with constipation.
Hep B vaccine: You should be vaccinated against hepatitis a & b. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for c. The more common cause of cld is non-alcoholic steatorrheic (or fatty liver), but there are several other causes for which you should be evaluated, several of them uncommon, but need exclusion. See a GI doctor with interest in liver disease.
My SGPT & SGOT levels are slightly elevated at 64u/l & 42u/l. Is this indicative of liver disease or liver cancer, given that I have breast cancer?
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