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Doctor insights on: How Can You Treat High Ammonia Levels

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How can you treat high ammonia levels?

How can you  treat high ammonia levels?

Lactulose: The most common treatment is a sugary, thick syrup called lactulose. It binds ammonia in the gut and decreases its absorption into the blood stream. ...Read more

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What does it mean for your ammonia level is high?

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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have high ammonia levels WITHOUT cirrhosis?

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Is it possible to have high ammonia levels WITHOUT cirrhosis?

Yes: One example, case report showed that some advanced multiple myeloma without cirrhosis can have elevated ammonia. The mechanism is unclear. ...Read more

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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