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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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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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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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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