Lever cirrhosis en een belangrijk supplement........expeditie naar Antartica
This is not a daily issue and most of you can skip the article.
It is about an amino-acid supplement -ornithine- which has been shown to be beneficial [proven!!] in liver patients with raised ammonia levels.
The article below describes expedition members in Antatctica who developed increased ammonia levels becuase of the increased workload and hard conditions.
Ornithine helped them to sleep better.
If you know some body with a severe liver condition with raised ammonia bring this article to his attention as it seems not to be "automatically known" by specialists in this field.
A Dutch group showed the effect of ornithine [ L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate: LOLA] in reducing ammonia levels in cirrhotic patients [shachemet ha-kaved] [ Pathophysiological basis of Hepatic Encephalopathy, by Damink and Jalan, a book I received from a Dutch friend]