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Diseases Associated Elevated Ammonia Lactate
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
Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more
Okay so I put ammonia lactate on my hands about 10 minutes later or so I ate a sandwich do I need to worry?
Liver damage: The liver can be damaged from some medications, excess alcohol intake, hepatitis virus, cancer, etc. Blood tests can detect liver injury by measuring elevated liver enzymes in the blood or elevated ammonia level in the blood. Rising blood levels indicate ongoing liver inflammation or damage. ...Read more
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
Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. warning signs?
For elevated ammonia lactolose is used as is rifaximin. . it is important ot take medications . With elevated ammonia you get confused, disoriented, slurrign of speech ultimately lethargic when very high can result in coma. Hydration and low protein diet is important as well
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.htm ...Read more
Lactulose: Lactulose is a drug that will bind up the ammonia that you then excrete. The main effect of this drug is loose stools or diarrhea. The way to dose it is to increase the dose until you get to that point. To counteract some of that unpleasant effect, your doctor may prescribe xifaxin along with it. ...Read more
Ammonia level was elevated @48 (normal range 3-37) all other labs normal. Previous ultrasounds & cts were normal. Is this something to worry about?
Ammonia level: No. Non specific and i would not worry about it. ...Read more
Ammonia level 41 a little elevated gave me lactulose 15ml twice a day hoe long should it take to lower them since there bout that high?
Syncope: It might if she's still alive but we don't use smelling salts any more, and please don't pour ammonia on anybody, they won't much appreciate it. Better to call the paramedics and let them help with a fainted person. ...Read more
Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?
More likely GI flora: You are in distress and high gad65 ab can cause brain effects. Environmental influences possible. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, grains except quinoa, and sugar.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and some wild caught fish. Check 25-oh vit d. Eat 6 equal meals a day followed by relaxation breathing for 5 minutes , and mild exercise for 10-15 minutes. Read kelly mcgonigal. ...Read more
Can high gad-65 autoantibodies cause glutamate metabolism disorder (gmd)? What tests confirm gmd? My plasma ammonia is normal & anti-gad ab's high
Can cause diabetes.: It seems these autoabs can cause stiff man's syndrome, a neurological disorder with impaired motor function and muscle stiffness and spasm. There is also a great deal of glutamic acid decarboxylase in the pancreas and so these antibodies act here and produce diabetes mellitus in the patient. This is likely the metabolic disorder involved. So titers of this ab, glucose, and neural tests help. ...Read more
High ammonia levels hallucinations and confusion with alcoholic liver disease should he been seen
What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?
Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more
My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?
Unlikely: A severe infection such as adenovirus before the immune system has matured at about 2 mo. puts a great strain on the body's metabolism, likely sufficient to raise the ammonia level. It most likely will disappear as he recovers. The lactoferrin just indicates that he had significant inflammation of his intestines from the adenovirus. Urine for organic acids is a good metabolic screening test. ...Read more
Alcohol caused husbands liver fibrosis. ammonia levels are slightly elevated and he takes lactulose. does fibrosis cause this when it's not cirrhosis?
Increased ammonia: By the time someone with alcoholic liver disease develops hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis of the liver is usually present. If the elevation is only slight and he is asymptomatic, it is possible to have fibrosis without cirrhosis, but he is certainly on his way to it. It is very important not to drink anymore alcohol at all. He also should not drive. He should follow up closely with his doctor. ...Read more
Can you explain the physiological basis of elevated serum lactate and lactate dehydrogenase during or post myocardial infarction?
Ldh can be released from dying cells or congested cells
serum lactate is usually elevated from the person going into some degree of shock (this would usually be from a massive heart attack causing the other organs not to be well perfused with blood due major decline in the hearts pumping strength or function. ...Read more
Elevated lactate dehydrogenase & haptoglobin, sedrate too, iron low, iron sat low. Why for high lactate & haptoglobin? Anemia cause of it?
Can Thyroid disease cause you to lactate? I breastfed for 6m then lactated for 6 then stopped lactating for 6m then I started again. what's going on?
I am suffering with hypocalcium disease let me know how it will come and why amonia chloride test will do for humans because they did for me
Several: Elevated ammonia levels are often seen in patients with liver disease. Laboratory tests can identify the level of ammonia in the blood. Physical examination may also reveal asterixis that may occur in the patient when they are holding their arm straight with a wrist bent like a crossing guard would do to say stop. The wrist is more likely to flap forward the higher the ammonia level is. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: During protein metabolism small quantities of ammonia is formed rapidly converted to urea and excreated in the urine, if pathway is interupted by excessive production or deminished conversion one may smell ammonia, due severely impaired liver or kidney disease, need urgent medical attention, before toxic effects on nervous system sets in. ...Read more
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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