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Feb 7

Poop That Saves Life

Liver failure can cause Hepatic Encephalopathy because the liver doesn’t clear Ammonia from the blood. Laxatives such as Lactulose can be used to treat this state: they lower the amount of Ammonia that is absorbed in the digestive tract and cause diarrhea. It is literally “poop that saves life” (as our tutor says).