A 33-year-old member asked:
What can help my dad if he has a high level level of ammonia in blood?
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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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Last updated Nov 16, 2020
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