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Is it harmful to the brain to have to much ammonia in body

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng
Specializes in Hospital-based practice
Encephalopathy: The stroke, may be more extensive than initially seen. Brain swelling which compresses on the brain stem may result in the inability to breath, swallo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Days to weeks: Hard to say.Unfortunately does not sound good and depends on much multi organ failure and on how much pressure support with medication and ventilation ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One normally: dose not think of observing pornography as being physically harmful. However, if you get headaches each time you watch it - this may be triggering mig ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No, you're fine: This is about what many younger men do. I'm sorry anybody suggested it would make you sick, infertile, short-statured, acne-ridden, insensitive to the ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
MRI has no radiation: If it is radiation that you are worried about, then MRI is the scan of choice for you since it has no radiation. That being said, you always have to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Haley
32 years experience Psychiatry
No: Not harmful unless this causes you lots of distress.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Blood test.: A blood test can determine the ammonia level in your body.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver Encephalopathy: Ammonia levels are not usually measured unless a patient has chronic liver disease. Patients with severely elevated ammonia levels may present with al ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes, maybe: An ammonia test measures the amount of ammonia in the blood. Most ammonia in the body forms when protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Common in runners: Ammonia comes from the breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. It is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen . The body breaks down protei ... Read More

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