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Doctor insights on: Low Ammonia Level In Blood

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What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

Nothing: I take it that your blood ammonia level was measured and your level fell below the "reference range". A high ammonia, especially if very high, tends to mean trouble. However, a low level just means you are even lower than most healthy folks. "treat the patient, not the numbers." best wishes. ...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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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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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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My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as I was told. If so, what type?

My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as I was told. If so, what type?

Cannot say w/o...: ...Much more history at minimum. However, if mucomyst (acetylcysteine) brings ammonia down and liver given chance to recover, can often improve function. Need to avoid any non-essential taxes to liver function--like alcohol and non-essential drugs/meds. Gi or hepatology (/liver specialist) can help guide management if not rapidly improving. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause muscle burning in my arms and legs? My levels are 26 normal are 30-100. Or high ammonia level 73 normal 11-32. Either of them

Can low vitamin d cause muscle burning in my arms and legs? My levels are 26 normal are 30-100. Or high ammonia level 73 normal 11-32. Either of them

Cause? Very Unlikely: Symptoms are only clues as to their complex origins & limiting thinking to only one or two molecules/issues, usual body mechanic approach (commonly promoted), is rarely wise or productive. If the ammonia concentration is elevated (by the 2%-98% range of the lab), this may infer liver problems (review http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/820298-overview); & careful: impulsive decisions rarely wise. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: ammonia level?

What is the definition or description of: ammonia level?

See below: 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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What are ways for a girl to tell if her ammonia level is high?

What are ways for a girl to tell if her ammonia level is high?

Clinically she would: Have altered mentation. You may also order blood work for ammonia level and get the actual number. ...Read more

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Ammonia level of 72 dangerously high 1st time checked it was 43 second time it was 72 2 weeks apart I have gilberts syndrome do I need to go to er?

Ammonia level: This is concerning...Gilbert's should not cause elevated ammonia levels, so a different cause needs to be investigated. Liver disease, whether acute toxicity or chronic illness, can cause elevated ammonia. Please see your physician soon, and you may need a liver specialist (hepatologist) as well. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered bloodwork to test my ammonia level...why would he order this? I have a tremor

Ammonia level: In some people with liver disease there are tremors. These can be due to an increase serum ammonia level due to the liver disease if so a medication can be given to decrease the ammonia level. He is probably jus wanting to be sure this is not the case. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis of the liver and they told me my ammonia level was 135. They said that was high. What does that mean?

I have cirrhosis of the liver and they told me my ammonia level was 135. They said that was high. What does that mean?

Cirrhosis: Ammonia is a breakdown product of proteins, and is toxic at high levels. One of your liver's jobs is getting rid of toxins in your body. If your liver is not working because of cirrhosis, ammonia can build up, among other things. High levels of ammonia can severely effect your central nervous system. ...Read more

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My ammonia level is 112 and my c reactive protein is high. I have been on a lot of medicine in the past 10 years for lyme. Should I be concerned?

Yes: If this is an accurate ammonia level, you might perhaps even have a mild urea cycle enzyme defect. If you feel well, i'd not be immediately concerned about your liver unless there are other lab abnormalities. ...Read more

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If you are having normal stool once a day without taking lactulose do u still nedd to take lactulose to control ammonia level?

Ammonia level: That depends on what your ammonia levels are.
lactulose is used to help get rid of ammonia via the stool.
Talk to your treating doctor about what your levels are, but do not stop any therapy until told so by your doctor ...Read more

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I'm an alcoholic and recently was told I have high ammonia level and my GGT was high but everything else on my liver tests is normal? But sleepy

Serious issues: You have multiple serious health issues and should be seeing a primary care provider to coordinate your care. Your issues are not a suitable subject for this forum. ...Read more

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My 85 year old mother's ammonia level was found to be less than 1. What does this mean for her? Incidentally, glucose was 162 and BUN was higher 2

Diabetes?: Tha ammonia level is normal but her sugar is high and she should be evaluated for Diabetes. The BUN is low, which sometimes is a marker for low muscle mass as is common in the elderly. ...Read more

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Hi, I have high levels of ast and asl both in the mid 200's and ammonia level is also high at 53. I don't drink alcohol?

Hi, I have high levels of ast and asl both in the mid 200's and ammonia level is also high at 53. I don't drink alcohol?

Liver disease: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the information you provided is consistent with liver disease, There are other causes of liver disease, in addition to alcohol. The issue warrants consultation with a doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

Ammonia level: Ammonia level is moat likely due to kidneys not working effectively, but there are other rare causes. Your dad needs to see a doctor very soon. ...Read more

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My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

Unlikely: A severe infection such as adenovirus before the immune system has matured at about 2 mo. Puts a great strain on the body's metabolism, likely sufficient to raise the ammonia level. It most likely will disappear as he recovers. The lactoferrin just indicates that he had significant inflammation of his intestines from the adenovirus. Urine for organic acids is a good metabolic screening test. ...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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Please tell me what can cause ammonia levels in your blood to fluctuate?

Please tell me what can cause ammonia levels in your blood to fluctuate?

Ammonia levels: They fluctuate normally depending on what you liver is doing and meds you are taking. Lets do 2nd opinion and find out more. ...Read more

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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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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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Ammonia blood levels normal is 11-32 mine was 43 I have gilberts syndrome as well anything to worry about? I have bad muslce burning but no weakness

Why an issue?: Not clear why you would have had a blood ammonia level, as this may be quite misleading if your liver studies are in normal range. Gilbert's is a normal genetic variation of no consequence, and is not a marker of disease. I am intrigued by your "muscle burning", which could be a sign of a small fibre neuropathy. Suggest, team conference with your doctors. ...Read more

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Dad is diabetic and takes metformin. He does really well with it. His blood sugar levels are normal. But what causes the ammonia in the blood?

Dad is diabetic and takes metformin. He does really well with it. His blood sugar levels are normal. But what causes the ammonia in the blood?

What about it?: Metformin doesn't cause problems with ammonia in the blood. If your dad has severe liver disease and high ammonia levels, he should not be receiving metformin -- and a variety of other drugs that can cause problems in patients with liver disease. Check w/your doctor. ...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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I have cirrhosis and I'm decompensated. In a recent blood test my amonia level was 33. Should I be concerned or satisdied with this result?

Amonia: 33 doesn't appear to be very high, but it doesn't mean much, as some folks whose ammonia level is chronically elevated are able to tolerate it ok, whereas others who are not used to it, will not. Also, ammonia level tends to fluctuate and a spot check of 33 doesn't mean it's not changed since and is not higher now. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your couging up blood and have ammonia to?

What does it mean when your couging up blood and have ammonia to?

Wide range: Hemoptysis, or coughing of blood, can be caused by a wide range of diseases, ranging from simple bronchitis to cancer to serious lung infection. Please make sure you see a doctor asap about this. ...Read more