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how do you get the ammonia count down in liver disease?


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Are you currently using Lactulose?
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Stay away from excessive animal protein and speak to your physician about using something like lactulose.
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Rifaximin has shown promise. It's an antibiotic that is being studied as a treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy and it has been shown to normalize ammonia levels in some patients.
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yes we are using lactulose, double doses.  We are on a no meat diet but can't seem to find a diet for liver failure.  The doctor told us fruit and vegetables, but how can I find an actual diet?  We don't get to go to San Francisco until the first of the year to get him on a transplant list?  Not sure what to actually feed him.  Anyone have any suggestions?
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There are some vegetables with higher proteins in them that can help I’ve been balancing food intake for my husband who has both end stage liver and kidney failure it’s extremely difficult one thing that helps is to feed him Nothing with any preservatives also lentils are very good for them it helps lower ammonia levels and is easy in the stomach oh and not for nothin but most people die waiting for a transplant on that list call Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota it’s the only one that does live transplants they are wonderful
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