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High Ammonia Levels In Blood Treatment
How high does blood pressure have to be for it to be a problem. And at what level does it require treatment with medication?
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.
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
Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient. ...Read more
I had two fasting blood tests and results show that blood sugar levels are high. What will be my treatment?
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
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
Is there a risk of low ammonia blood levels in a healthy person due to taking high doses of Lactulose daily for constipation?
No: No risk of low ammonia.Get a more detailed answer ›
My blood ammonia level is 97 mcg/dL (lab range 27-102 mcg/dL). My complete metabolic panels are always normal. Is this ammonia level considered high? Is it high enough to cause encephalopathy?
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
Recently, my blood sugar level elevated ; could 10 year Depakote therapy for mania (bi-polar) be responsible?
Depakote: I agree. It is doubtful.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the normal range of blood pressure fluctuation? E.G. Is a spike of 140/90 but after a minute relaxing 120/80 still high & needing treatment?
No this sounds: Like normal variation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: High blood pressure is a plumbing problem with too much pressure due to decreased flexibility of the arteries or atherosclerotic build up. It can be also due to heart problems, kidney problems and hormones but your doctor would need to further evaluate it. Treatment is lifestyle with weight loss (or fat loss), exercise, eating better (7-9fruits/veggies), low glycemic, lean protein, little salt. ...Read more
Not your mom's fault: Cushing syndrome is a condition involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary glamd causing excessive stimulation of your adrenal glands so as to produce excessive amounts of hormones called glucocorticoids similar to cortisone. This in turn causes weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other changes. ...Read more
Avoid: Decongestants as they can raise bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please tell me what can be the possible independent control variables for treatment of high blood pressure?
Complex question!: Basic good physical health : exercise, diet, weight control. Emotional health is important but beyond my expertise. Appropriate medications to achieve target blood pressure to achieve reduction/delay in stroke, heart, kidney disease and premature death. A discussion with your personal caregiver may allow for more detailed answer to this complex question. ...Read more
I'm on high dosages of four different high blood pressure medications. Where do we go from here, treatment wise?
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