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What can help my dad if he has a high level level of ammonia in blood?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Lactulose and diet: Elevated blood ammonia is most commonly seen in patients with chronic liver disease. Ammonia is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. A low protein diet may help. Lactulose is essentially a laxative medication which is used to decrease blood ammonia levels.
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