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How can you treat high ammonia levels?

How can you  treat high ammonia levels?

Lactulose: The most common treatment is a sugary, thick syrup called lactulose. It binds ammonia in the gut and decreases its absorption into the blood stream. ...Read more

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My ammonia is 82ug/dl what is the normal range?

Elevated: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your level is nearly twice the normal level. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003506.htm ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ammonia buildup in my body?

How do I know if I have ammonia buildup in my body?

Liver Encephalopathy: Ammonia levels are not usually measured unless a patient has chronic liver disease. Patients with severely elevated ammonia levels may present with altered mental status/drowsiness/decreased level of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the dangers associated with an exposure to ammonia?

What are the dangers associated with an exposure to ammonia?

How much, how long: With any chemical exposure, the affects depend on the route of exposure (contact, ingestion, breathing, etc), the concentration of the substance and the time of the exposure. In the case of ammonia, it can damage the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, etc in ways ranging from severe thermal and chemical burns to frost bite. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/820298-overview. ...Read more

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What is the max you can take of lactolose to reduce ammonia levels?

What is the max you can take of lactolose to reduce ammonia levels?

Consult your doctor: The maximum recommended dose is 45ml four times a day or 180ml in a day. Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious medical condition and its treatment should be monitored by doctor . So please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if you are smelling an ammonia in your under wear?

What could be wrong if you are smelling an ammonia in your under wear?

Urine and Ammonia: Urine has ammonia in it and therefore could make your underwear smell like ammonia if it came in contact with it. ...Read more

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Do slightly elevated ammonia levels always indicate a problem in the body?

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. The liver normally converts ammonia into urea, which is then eliminated in urine. Ammonia levels in the blood rise when the liver is not able to convert ammonia to urea. This may be caused by cirrhosis or severe hepatitis. ...Read more

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Why would i be smelling ammonia so strong i can taste it for the last several months and not in same places?

Why would i be smelling ammonia so strong i can taste it for the last several months and not in same places?

Parosmia: It is possible to have strange smell sensations caused by inflammation of your smell nerve (olfactory nerve). Some smell smoke a lot but ammonia is not uncommon. I would get this checked out to make sure nothing serious is causing this. ...Read more

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I am feeling a constant ammonia scent, at first only when excercising now its more constant even if not excercising . What can be causing this?

I am feeling a constant ammonia scent, at first only when excercising now its more constant even if not excercising . What can be causing this?

See below: Hyperosmia (heightened sense of smell) is usually caused by a lowering of the threshold for odors. The causes can be genetic, environmental or the result of withdrawal from some kinds of drugs, depression, anxiety. It is also associated with addison's disease and cystic fibrosis. I would see you doctor and talk about this. ...Read more