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Doctor insights on: Diseases Associated Elevated Ammonia Lactate

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

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

Lactate (Definition)

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


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What is all the ammonia levels and enzyme levels regarding liver disease mean?

What is all the ammonia levels and enzyme levels regarding liver disease mean?

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

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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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Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. warning signs?

Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. warning signs?

Elevated ammonia: 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

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Ammonia from liver disease which med or natural would help?

Ammonia from liver disease which med or natural  would help?

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

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My husbands got chrons disease. Lately his stool had a strong smell of ammonia. Why is that?

My husbands got chrons disease. Lately his stool had a strong smell of ammonia. Why is that?

Curious: This could be due to a fistula between the bowel and bladder allowing urine to pass in to the stools. This is a surgical problem. Rarely liver disease can cade this. Time to see the doctor! ...Read more

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Could ammonia in the bottle could wake up a fainted woman that has a heart disease?

Could ammonia in the bottle could wake up a fainted woman that has a heart disease?

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

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Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

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

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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 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

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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

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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

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Alcohol caused husbands liver fibrosis. ammonia levels are slightly elevated and he takes lactulose. does fibrosis cause this when it's not cirrhosis?

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

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Can you explain the physiological basis of elevated serum lactate and lactate dehydrogenase during or post myocardial infarction?

Can you explain the physiological basis of elevated serum lactate and lactate dehydrogenase during or post myocardial infarction?

See explanation: 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

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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?

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?

Possibly: Significantly low thyroid levels can result in high prolactin, which can then cause lactation. However, if your thyroid level is normal on medication, it would not be a cause for lactation. You should have your prolactin level checked. ...Read more

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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 ?

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
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Ammonia chloride: If the blood work did show low serum calcium there are many other tests that need to be done. An ammonia chloride test is a minor concern until all the appropriate labs are completed.
How low is your calcium? ...Read more

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What test can be made for elevated amonia levels?

What test can be made for elevated amonia levels?

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

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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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I smell ammonia

I smell ammonia

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

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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