D...that article by Mike is very informative. Not to instill FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt),
but my mom passed from liver disease with a strong odor of ammonia plus she was
diabetic #1. Ammonia is a byproduct of liver issues.
I'm sure your son is fine, but have it checked out. Maybe Dr F could shed some more
light on it.
Good to hear your son is doing great. The odds are way in your favor that everything
is good and will be good in the future....e.
contracted Gen 1a in the 70's, dx in 2007...ast 27 to 35...alt 43 to 96...vl 1.2 mil to 8.6 mil.
biopsy F-2 (2012)..pre tx results 1/23/16 ast 32, alt 46, vl 3.1 mil
tx started 2/11/16.... lab results 2/24/16 ast 18, alt 18, vl <15 IU/ml
28 days later.............lab results 3/9/16 ast 21, alt 21, vl UND
56 days later.............lab results 4/6/16 ast 20, alt 22, vl UND
139 days later...........lab results 6/29/16 ast 28, alt 30, vl UND...EOT
But we all have some ammonia from the metabolism of protein so I would pay more attention to the liver function tests than sweaty smells and also know that the best thing for Hep C liver issues is DAA medication to get rid of the root cause.
It means he's burning amino acids for energy because he's not eating enough carbohydrates. Have him eat some high glycemic carbs before working out, like an apple, or grain bread or oatmeal and drink sports drinks during exercise (like Gatorade, etc) that his body can use as a quick source of energy .and I bet you he gets rid of the smell.
I'm so glad your son stopped drinking, I can imagine how hard that must've been for you when he was an alcoholic, he sounds like he's well on the way to a wonderful healthy changed life.
Get him on the apples & sports drinks.
He's lucky to have a lovely caring, loving mum like you.
Love Cindi x
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!