Ammonia levels range in blood

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Avatar n tn He had recent bloodwork that showed amonia in his blood. I would like to know if anyone knows what the normal range is for ammonia in a person;s blood. What an elevated number and what's not?
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 53 year old male and my ammonia blood test just came back at 89 umol/L. I bellieve the normal range is 10-45. I'm also taking Valproic Acid (2500 mg/ day), Lamictal (300 mg/ day) and Dilantin (500 mg/day) for seizures. All my other blood tests are in range. Can anyone tell me if this is a dangerously high level, i.e., liver or kidney damaging?
Avatar n tn One of the meds I amon is coumadine a blood thinner. Could I have thinned my blood to thin and now have ammonia in my blood? What could cause the headaches? Is it serious?
Avatar m tn The Rifaximin works by cleaning any gut bacteria which decreases the amount of ammonia in the body which limits the amount that can cross the blood brain barrier thereby reducing the risk of encephalopathy and the neuro related symptoms.
Avatar n tn My blood work showed that my alt and ast levels were in range. Out of range was my ammonia levels 89,MCH 34 high(whatever that means) IGG serum 1858(have no idea)high. He had an attitude when I wanted a copy of my bloodwork. I informed him that I was concerned because 2 years ago I had stage 3 fibosis and was woried about being cirhotic,that I had been treated and failed aafter 29 weeks of SOC before they stopped me because I didn't become undetectable.
Avatar n tn At the age of 36 she had to have a complete gastrectomy(entire stomach removed) due to massive polyps. One year ago she started developing high ammonia levels, range from upper 60's to 110. Massive headaches seem to accompany the elevated levels. She has had liver function tests and biopsies for years now and have determined the problem isn't her liver. They prescribed lactulose and Xifaximim(antibiotic given to liver disease patients, might have the spelling wrong).
412873 tn?1329174455 Does anyone know the name for the condition that leads to elevated ammonia levels in the blood? I think it happens when the liver is less able to remove toxins from the blood and can lead to confusion and other symptoms. Thanks for any input.
Avatar f tn If the liver is decompromised it cannot metabolize the waste products hence there is an elevation of blood ammonia levels resulting in increased excretion in the urine. Also, increased levels of ammonia may also be seen with gastrointestinal bleeding, where the blood cells are haemolysed in the intestines, releasing protein. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn 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. Since you are on this forum I assume you have hep c? Are you experiencing the effects of toxic buildup in your blood?
Avatar m tn If the liver is unable to effectively metabolize the ammonia, the levels rise in the blood. Could you be eating too much protein??? What s your typical food during a day? Are you getting your protein from vegetable sources or chicken and fish? You are not eating any red meat, correct? Higher than norm ammonia levels are usually due to a problem with protein being broken down in the small intestines. It is then process by the liver and eliminated through the kidneys in your urine.
Avatar m tn We are using high doses a Vitamin C to help flush the brain of the ammonia. The blood levels came back into normal range with in 36 hours but the cause is undetermined.
Avatar f tn If she had internal bleeding, could she have been saved, everything was going bad, ammonia levels really high, blood pressure up and down, liver bad, diabetis and had just gotten out of coma?
Avatar n tn As I am new to this forum, I find out by reading other peoples posts that it seems that a lot off you guys know more than my last G.I. Dr. Can anyone tell me what it means when your IGG serum is high,MCH levels are high,C3 and C4 levels are low. Also, after failing tx last year (29weeks)never became undetectable and stopped. Genotype 1a with stage 3 fibrosis can I have chirrosis by now? My alt and ast are in the 40's,platelets are in range,my ammonia levels came down to 68 from 87.
1008841 tn?1293598960 The blood test for ammonia is AFP or alpha fet protein test. It measures the level of ammonia in your blood. When it is high it is not much fun. The explaination in Hector SF's post is so accurate. The first indication for me that it is high is that my hands shake and I can't write and it's hard to hold fork or spoon. I also get confused easily and can't sort things out. Sometimes I think I'm okay - until I get it in control again and look back.
190885 tn?1333025891 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. Take enough lactulose to have 3-4 bowel movements per day and your ammonia level will drop and you will feel better. Normal is 15-60 mcg/dL. It usually that a day or a couple of days for the ammonia levels to drop. I am not sure of your health status.
Avatar f tn Hi Jugs— I’m sorry to hear about you uncle’s condition; I hope he recovers soon. Ammonia levels only require monitoring in the presence of decompensated cirrhosis; only about 5% of Hep C patients will progress to this point. It is not required to check plasma ammonia testing in the vast majority of HCV patients. Out of curiosity, what inspired you to discuss this with the medical staff in the first place?
1475202 tn?1536270977 All tests were back in range with the exception of having high bilirubin (2.1), ammonia (60), and a low platelet count (88). Now that a year has passed the only blood results I'm dealing with is a continuation of high ammonia, bilirubin and low platelet count. My RDW has since increased as well. You would think my liver has greatly improved. I do exactly as my doctor says. However, due to portal hypertension my varices are bad and my spleen is twice the normal size.
Avatar n tn Patients with liver disease are unable to process or detoxify ammonia so that ammonia levels can reach dangerously high levels. This is coupled by increased ammonia production of colonic bacteria, especially if one is constipated or has an irregular bowel movement. High protein intake can also lead to an incresed ammonia production. I suggest you talk about these possibilities with your doctors.
1475202 tn?1536270977 Since not all persons with cirrhosis are affected by elevated ammonia levels what’s the point in the test? Some persons are greatly affected with slightly elevated ammonia levels while others with experience no symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy with high ammonia levels or vice versa. Seeming that the test is irrelevant or at least this is the way of thinking by my hepatologist during my most recent visit to the transplant center in my area. So why do we even talk about it?
Avatar m tn They are not common blood test that are performed routinely. Ammonia is listed as Ammonia on my blood tests. The normal range is 7-35 UMOL/L. Since you have some blood work you may want to look at his Platelet count, INR, Bilirubin, and Creatinine. This can help give you an idea of your husband's liver ability to function. NOTE: Ammonia levels don't always correlate with HE. Or the Grade of HE. The most accurate way to diagnose HE is based on behavior changes.
Avatar n tn Yes it does. High levels of ammonia cause hepatic encephalopathy which in turn can cause confusion, sleepiness and forgetfulness. There are medications to help lower those levels. Speak to your hep doc.