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what are ways to get ammonia level in your blood to come down?

A: Remedies to reduce ammonia level in blood Formation of ammonia in the body is directly related to the breaking down of protein in the intestines. The liver then converts this ammonia into urea, which is then excreted in urine. ammonia levels are generally checked to check the functioning of the liver in cases of extreme drowsiness and come or even to check for cirrhosis of liver. Reye's syndrome, a disorder found amongst children is also related to increased levels of ammonia in the blood and thus this is one of the first tests conducted to diagnose Reye's syndrome correctly. Finally...
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How to Decrease ammonia levels

A: When liver damage occurs, its detoxification mechanism does not effectively function. The result is a buildup of toxins and byproducts in the blood, including ammonia. Elevated levels of ammonia can be caused by cirrhosis, alcoholism or liver damage caused by hepatitis. High ammonia levels can have a negative impact on vital organs, especially the brain. A serious medical condition called hepatic encephalopathy, a disorder of the nervous system and brain, can cause confusion, personality changes, drowsiness and disorientation. Failure to decrease ammonia levels can lead to multiple organ failure and even prove fatal....


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How to Measure ammonia levels in Animal Bedding

A: ammonia is a colorless gas that many people can recognize by its distinct odor. It is common in many household products, and it''s also heavily concentrated in the urine of mammals, specifically household pets. You may want to measure the ammonia levels in your animal bedding to determine if your pets are experiencing urinary dysfunction, or if you want to find out if there is heavy household chemical residue in their bedding. While ammonia tests are mainly used to detect its presence in the air or in liquid, it is possible to test its presence in solid objects as well....


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How Do You Reduce ammonia levels In Saltwater Fish?

A: By using the bio-wheel filter which filters out ammonia,nitrates,nitites and other chemicals,a good bio-wheel filter is the Marineland emporer. you can also change your water in tank,If you use your tap water try using a different brand of water. you can also put plants in tank to filter out ammonia Also beneficial bacteria. For low ammonia levels, you can change 20% of the water twice a week followed by water treatment. If they are high increase the water change to 25%...


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How Do You Reduce ammonia levels In Saltwater Fish?

A: By using the bio-wheel filter which filters out ammonia,nitrates,nitites and other chemicals,a good bio-wheel filter is the Marineland emporer. you can also change your water in tank,If you use your tap water try using a different brand of water. you can also put plants in tank to filter out ammonia Also beneficial bacteria. For low ammonia levels, you can change 20% of the water twice a week followed by water treatment. If they are high increase the water change to 25%...


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what if a cirrohis patient has end stage liver disease and has high ammonia levels that caused the patient to be asleepand incoherent, will the patient be able to overcome this?

A: Hi, Welcome to AMD. The stage you are talking about is called "hepatic encephalopathy". Normallyliver functions as detoxifier of body (toxins are metabolized in liver to harmless forms). In cirrhosis andsevere liver damage , these toxins (like you said ammonia) are not flushed out of body and they accumulate inbrain leading to progressive brain damage. It is potentially a reversible condition (if damage is not severe)but it can not be said for sure. It is also dependent on electrolyte balance of the patient (sodium, potassiumlevels) and prognosis (progress) of liver condition. Hope this helps....
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elevated ammonia levels

A:  hi hopefull2, the lactalose should help but he should have at least 3 to 4 bowl movements a day to keep the ammonia levels down, depending how bad his cirrhosis is, or there could  be something else causeing his ammonia levels to go up, like what he eats should be low protien low soidum diet. ammonia levels for a normal person is 32 to 34 a person with cirrhosis can sometimes tolerate 50 to 70 and still act normal, sometimes if ammonia levels go to high  they can go into a coma state, but it all depends on the person hopefully hes not driving a car like...


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Are high urea nitrogen levels indicative of high ammonia levels?

A: Disregarding the effects of some diseases or genetic disorders, high urea nitrogen levels may be directly indicative of high ammonia levels. ammonia is toxic in the body and must be removed through a metabolic process in which urea is a major end product. As a result, more urea indicates that the body has processed more ammonia.References:Medscape.com: Hyperammonemia yes because urea is the end product from ammonia. therefore a high ammonia level results in high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels seen in liver and kidney failure....


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Sudden rise in ammonia levels

A: Hello Skyharbor and welcome to HealingWell. Sorry that your father is so sick. Do you know if he has an infection? People who go in and out of ERs are liable to contract t MSRA , if so he may need Xifaxan along with the lactulose to lower his ammonia levels. Ask the doctors or nurses if he has a staph infection. Take care of yourself during this stressful time too........thoughts and prayers.......... a possible staph infection. Hopefully he doesn''t have one but it is a good idea to test! Thanks again. Your welcome. When my husband was in the hospital, the same thing happened to him with his ammonia levels, and it was a staph infection causing it. All he had was a little raised red spot...


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question about high ammonia levels

A: Hi, Cindy.  I am sorry I cannot answer your question, but just wanted to welcome you to the forum.  Hopefully, someone who has dealt with encephalopathy can answer your question.  You might also want to read the thread on Encephalopathy for possible info. doing a biopses without doing some kind of test before hand to find any suspicious areas to test. If they are only testing 1 or 2 different little areas of the liver how can they be sure that there is not cirrohosis or even cancer in a different part of the liver that was not biopsied? Can the healthy part of the liver show that there is damage in another part of the liver by testing the biopsied sample? I wish I knew more about it. Take care.........< Just read the above. That''s the kind of exchange that makes me keep...


 
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