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Doctor insights on: What Happens When Your Ammonia Levels Are High

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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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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?

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

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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 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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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.?

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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Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. Normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. Warning signs?

Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. Normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. Warning signs?

Elevated ammonia: For elevated ammonia lactolose is used as is rifaximin.. it is important ot take medications. With elevated ammonia you get confused, disoriented, slurrign of speech ultimately lethargic when very high can result in coma. Hydration and low protein diet is important as well


https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.htm ...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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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 cause 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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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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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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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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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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While testing for clues to fatigue and night sweats, 2 tests showed high ammonia levels 91 & 44. Hepatitis test neg. Why isn't body disposing ammonia?

While testing for clues to fatigue and night sweats, 2 tests showed high ammonia levels 91 & 44. Hepatitis test neg. Why isn't body disposing ammonia?

Not a reliable test: Blood ammonia is rarely of much use. Unless you have a failing liver, there is no good reason to do this test. So if your liver functions like the bilirubin level are normal, you can ignore the ammonia levels. ...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