High ammonia levels in blood treatment - Doctor answers

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What can help my dad if he has a high level level of ammonia in blood?

What can help my dad if he has a high level level of ammonia in blood?

Lactulose and diet: Elevated blood ammonia is most commonly seen in patients with chronic liver disease. Ammonia is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. A low protein diet may help. Lactulose is essentially a laxative medication which is used to decrease blood ammonia levels. ...Read more

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What to do if my daughter's blood ammonia level in high stage. She can't to do anything now.?

What to do if my daughter's blood ammonia level in high stage. She can't to do anything now.?

Depends: High blood ammonia level could be from congenital metabolic conditions or acute liver failure. Inborn metabolic conditions can be cured by liver transplantation. In cases of acute liver failure, the underlying causes should be aggressively managed. ...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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If your blood ammonia level is high can you smell it on your breath?

Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient. ...Read more

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I had two fasting blood tests and results show that blood sugar levels are high. What will be my treatment?

I had two fasting blood tests and results show that blood sugar levels are high. What will be my treatment?

Depends on the level: Treatment depends on how high the blood sugar is and a1c level
in mild cases diet and exercise may be all that is needed
in others oral meds and diet and exercise may be recommended
in some cases Insulin may be indicated. ...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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24-hr salivary cortisol tests showed dangerously low levels. One-off blood test showed abnormally high levels. Treatment with hc denied. Advice?

24-hr salivary cortisol tests showed dangerously low levels. One-off blood test showed abnormally high levels. Treatment with hc denied. Advice?

I'm puzzled: Please forgive my confusion. Have you had an acth stimulation test? With your history, you are right to be concerned about autoimmune addisonism. If you feel as if you have this, and/or are confused by your labs or have poor rapport with the physician who worked you up, it's time for another opinion. Stay proactive and good luck. ...Read more

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Can some 1 please tell me if blood plasma level of 73 ammonia is dangerously high? My doctor told me today it was mild but the e.R said that high....

Can some 1 please tell me if blood plasma level of 73 ammonia is dangerously high? My doctor told me today it was mild but the e.R said that high....

High: It is an elevated level of ammonia that you are referring to. Whether it is dangerously high or not -- I've seen higher levels, but each level should be taken individually as some lower levels may be high enough in some folks to cause mental changes, whereas chronically elevated levels in other individuals may not produce the same symptoms just because the brain has been adapting to that. ...Read more

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I never had high blood pressure before thyroidectomy andits treatment with medicines. My TSH levels were 0.50 last week and yesterday, my blood pressure went to 183/97.What should I do?

I never had high blood pressure before thyroidectomy andits treatment with medicines. My TSH levels were 0.50 last week and yesterday, my blood pressure went to 183/97.What should I do?

Hypertension: One reading doesn't make you a hypertensive. However, I would see you pcp sooner than later with such an initial elevation. You TSH was within normal limits, and can lead to a fast heart rate. ...Read more

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Hi, My mother has high uric acid level in her blood [9.6]. Now she is having severe pain in her both toes/feets. Now what treatment is required?

Hi, My mother has high uric acid level in her blood [9.6]. Now she is having severe pain in her both toes/feets. Now what treatment is required?

Needs to see dr: She may or may not have gout. The disease is usually monoarticular implying one joint not two feet but its always possible...she should get a proper exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

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The combined use of escitalopram & trazodone causes high serotonin level in blood. So for insomnia treatment should I prefer trazodone? Say a safe Alt.

The combined use of escitalopram & trazodone causes high serotonin level in blood. So for insomnia treatment should I prefer trazodone? Say a safe Alt.

They can be combined: AT typical doses of those medicine (escitalopram up to 20 mg a day, trazodone up to 200 mg at night0, they would not be expected to interact negatively, assuming your body metabolizes them as expected. When they are used properly together, while they both affect serotonin, if your body metabolizes them as expected, they would not cause high serotonin. ...Read more

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My father (age 50yr)had joint pain every time. Doctor said he had high uric acid level in his blood. What are the treatment policies should we take?

My father (age 50yr)had joint pain every time. Doctor said he had high uric acid level in his blood. What are the treatment policies should we take?

Changes: This should be discussed with his doctor however a change in diet as well some possible gout medications usually mainstay of treatment of the condition...there may be treatments specifically for the joint such as a steroid injection ...Read more

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Can high ammonia blood levels "73" cause muscle burning? I have severe burning in my legs and arms for no reason at all like if I am working out...

Can high ammonia blood levels "73" cause muscle burning? I have severe burning in my legs and arms for no reason at all like if I am working out...

Usually not...: ...The ammonia itself, but could be a contributing cause or related problem, like lactic acidosis--need to contact your dr. Asap for guidance or go to er for blood tests and to id cause. ...Read more

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19yo F, 5"1 125lb. Had blood test bc dr suspected low iron. Turns out my iron levels are actually beyond high, way too high. What this mean? Treatments?

19yo F, 5"1 125lb. Had blood test bc dr suspected low iron. Turns out my iron levels are actually beyond high, way too high. What this mean? Treatments?

Hemochromatosis???: Really high iron is a sign of hemochromatosis. I can't advice further since I don't have all the details of your medical history. It is very important that you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for high blood sugar?

What is the best treatment for high blood sugar?

Diet and meds: A diabetic diet is the basis of any treatment. If diet is not effective then medications are added. ...Read more