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Doctor insights on: Critical Ammonia Levels

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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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How can I tell if my ammonia levels are high in my body?

How can I tell if my ammonia levels are high in my body?

Blood test.: A blood test can determine the ammonia level in your body. ...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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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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What level of ammonia is fatal?

None: There is no set level of ammonia that in itself is fatal, its elevation is more associated with the severity of the liver disease in a rough and inexact sort of way. ...Read more

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What does it mean for your ammonia level is high?

Evaluation warranted: Ammonia is a by product of metabolism by the liver. Elevated ammonia levels generally mean there is a problem with liver metabolism. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

Nothing: I take it that your blood ammonia level was measured and your level fell below the "reference range". A high ammonia, especially if very high, tends to mean trouble. However, a low level just means you are even lower than most healthy folks. "treat the patient, not the numbers." best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ammonia level?

What is the definition or description of: ammonia level?

See below: 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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Son has a level of ammonia of <9 is this bad? Vitaem b12 is 1690

Son has a level of ammonia of <9 is this bad? Vitaem b12 is 1690

That's fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more

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Is a blood reading of 41 micromole liter high for ammonia levels?

Is a blood reading of 41 micromole liter high for ammonia levels?

Ammonia: It depends on the lab but around here that is a little bit high

low protein diet will help

underlying cause has to be evaluated! ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause ammonia levels in your blood to fluctuate?

Please tell me what can cause ammonia levels in your blood to fluctuate?

Ammonia levels: They fluctuate normally depending on what you liver is doing and meds you are taking. Lets do 2nd opinion and find out more. ...Read more

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What are the diseases that are associated with elevated ammonia and lactate levels?

Many: There is a large list of conditions that result in elevated ammonia and/or lactate. The body chemistry is malfunctioning, often thru a genetic defect. There are many chemical pathways that may go awry in these situations and can be very serious, even life threatening. You must see your doctor, if these conditions occur. ...Read more

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Can gilberts syndrome elevate your ammonia levels my level was 72 normal is 11-32?

Not typically: But I have found the ammonia levels in most commercial labs to be not that accurate. You may want to just recheck it. ...Read more

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Does a CBC check ammonia levels?

Does a CBC check ammonia levels?

No: There's usually no reason to check these if you feel and look well. ...Read more

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Blood ammonia level was 38 is this a little high?

Blood ammonia level was 38 is this a little high?

Lab error possible: The normal values listed here are just a guide. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses.
Adults:
15–60 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL)
21–50 micromoles per liter (mcmol/L)
*Blood drawn for ammonia levels should be kept on ice until processed, or false elevations may be reported. ...Read more

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What is a normal range for ammonia and nitrate levels?

11-35: Ammonia levels can be checked in serum (blood)and can be elevated in patients with chronic liver disease with cirrhosis. As with most lab tests, the cut offs for what is normal and what is elevated can vary slightly. At my institution, normal range is 11 to 35 mcmol per liter. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have high ammonia levels WITHOUT cirrhosis?

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Is it possible to have high ammonia levels WITHOUT cirrhosis?

Yes: One example, case report showed that some advanced multiple myeloma without cirrhosis can have elevated ammonia. The mechanism is unclear. ...Read more