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Husband has cirrosis by hepc, is this the cause for his difficulty sleeping, and confusion while he gets up at night, does have fliud retention?
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Ammonia
Ammonia build up is most common cause, may need to increase lactulose, should talk to his doctor.

In brief: Ammonia
Ammonia build up is most common cause, may need to increase lactulose, should talk to his doctor.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Yes
He needs to be under the care of a competent liver specialist (hepatologist).
High levels of ammonia accumulate in people with severe cirrhosis, and changes in diet and the addition of several medications can improve this, and reduction in salt in his diet (plus water pills if needed) can reduce the fluid retention. The cause should be sought, and if possible treated. He must avoid all alcohol.

In brief: Yes
He needs to be under the care of a competent liver specialist (hepatologist).
High levels of ammonia accumulate in people with severe cirrhosis, and changes in diet and the addition of several medications can improve this, and reduction in salt in his diet (plus water pills if needed) can reduce the fluid retention. The cause should be sought, and if possible treated. He must avoid all alcohol.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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