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Doctor insights on: What Causes Ammonia Levels To Rise In Humans

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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. Let's do 2nd opinion and find out more. ...Read more

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Can mono cause ammonia levels in your liver to be high?

Can mono cause ammonia levels in your liver to be high?

Ammonia levels/mono: In very rare cases, mono can lead to liver failure with elevated ammonia levels.
That is why the liver tests are often monitored in the course of mono in selected individuals. ...Read more

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What do you think, could my ammonia levels rise if I stop taking lactulose?

What do you think, could my ammonia levels rise if I stop taking lactulose?

Ammonia Level: That depends on what the cause of your elevated ammonia level is. If the cause is liver disease or failure, your ammonia levels will likely rise again when you stop the lactulose. If the reason for your high ammonia levels are not addressed, your levels will continue to rise after the lactulose is stopped. ...Read more

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What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

Family practice: Elevated ammonia levels is caused by liver and kidney disorders. It can be hereditary or caused by drugs and medication it sometimes is self limiting but it may progress and cause brain damage. ...Read more

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How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also, why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.

How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also, why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.

Complex Question: That is best left to treating physicians. Without being able to examine, have history or know why this person has hyperammonemia, I do not know why discharge was done. ...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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Pt with history of acute pancreatitis and gall stones, presents with disorientation ammonia levels 800 n rising. Liver profile normal, no ph, suggest cz?

Pt with history of acute pancreatitis and gall stones, presents with disorientation ammonia levels 800 n rising. Liver profile normal, no ph, suggest cz?

Not enough info: Have the gallstone & past pancreatitis issues been treated with gallbladder surgery? What radiology tests gave been done? Is there bile duct blockage? Sounds more like liver failure or other serious liver dysfunction. Your doctor should know better who has all the test results. See a gasteoenterologist for an opinion if needed. ...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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Alcohol caused husbands liver fibrosis. Ammonia levels are slightly elevated and he takes lactulose. Does fibrosis cause this when it's not cirrhosis?

Alcohol caused husbands liver fibrosis. Ammonia levels are slightly elevated and he takes lactulose. Does fibrosis cause this when it's not cirrhosis?

Increased ammonia: By the time someone with alcoholic liver disease develops hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis of the liver is usually present. If the elevation is only slight and he is asymptomatic, it is possible to have fibrosis without cirrhosis, but he is certainly on his way to it. It is very important not to drink anymore alcohol at all. He also should not drive. He should follow up closely with his doctor. ...Read more

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I'm taking, levothyroxine, tramadol, labetalol, seroquel, (quetiapine) and sertraline can any of these meds cause high ammonia levels?

I'm taking, levothyroxine, tramadol, labetalol, seroquel, (quetiapine) and sertraline can any of these meds cause high ammonia levels?

Very possible: Why does a 27-year-old need all of these medications.

They do conflict with one another.

Get a new medical consult to see if you need all of those medication in the first place. ...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...: 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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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 if human fecal matter smells like ammonia?

What does it mean if human fecal matter smells like ammonia?

See answer: High protein intake can be one cause. Also, recent antibiotic use causing a change in the bacterial environment in your bowels responsible for breaking down and releasing increased amount of hydrogen sulfide. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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How can I tell if my ammonia levels are high in my body?

How can I tell if my ammonia levels are high in my body?

Blood test.: A blood test can determine the ammonia level in your body. ...Read more

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What is the max you can take of lactolose to reduce ammonia levels?

What is the max you can take of lactolose to reduce ammonia levels?

Consult your doctor: The maximum recommended dose is 45ml four times a day or 180ml in a day. Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious medical condition and its treatment should be monitored by doctor. So please consult your doctor. ...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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What level of ammonia is fatal?

None: There is no set level of ammonia that in itself is fatal, its elevation is more associated with the severity of the liver disease in a rough and inexact sort of way. ...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 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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What could be the cause of urine smelling like ammonia?

What could be the cause of urine smelling like ammonia?

Urea is related: Urea is related to ammonia. Urea is the byproduct of our protein metabolism, and is disposed of in our urine. If urine is concentrated (due to not drinking enough fluids), it can have an ammonia odor. Other things can affect people's sense of smell, such as nasal changes, hormonal changes, pregnancy, etc... Warm urine should have a stronger odor than cold urine, too. ...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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Son has a level of ammonia of <9 is this bad? Vitaem b12 is 1690

Son has a level of ammonia of <9 is this bad? Vitaem b12 is 1690

That's fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...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 high

low protein diet will help

Underlying cause has to be evaluated! ...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