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High ammonia levels, forgetfulness, drinking issues, low B12. Stroke risk?

Hello Dr. Grief,
My friend's 60 yr old husband was diagnosed with ver high ammomia levels. She had noticed confusion and forgetfulness for a few months but he refused to see a doctor. Apparently he had a drinking problem as a younger man and there now seems to be liver involvement. He has not drank alcohol for many years. He also has extremely high triglycerides and a very low B12 level. A CT scan showed "white spots" on his brain and she was told he had a mild stroke? Do these things add up?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Yes, the all add up
They are all the effects of alcohol - liver / brain / TG & B-12
With high ammonia, he may slip into coma any time...
Subsequently, kidney shut down can follow...
He must be admitted to a multi speciality tertiary care Hospital..

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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