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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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