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High Ammonia Levels?

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by crypt0cu1t, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. crypt0cu1t

    crypt0cu1t

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    I just got some more results back from Drm Chheda and it seems that I have very high levels of ammonia and elevated liver enzymes. I am thinking that I may be suffering from Hepatic Encephalopathy due to my symptoms.

    Can anyone share some insight as to what this could mean? Does anyone here have high ammonia levels or liver enzymes?
     
  2. robinhood12345

    robinhood12345 Senior Member

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    He has probably ordered more tests.
     
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  3. Carl

    Carl Senior Member

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    I have had slightly elevated liver enzymes and ammonia is a problem.

    In my case the ammonia is produced in my stomach by a bacterial infection which makes it extremely difficult to digest protein as my pancreas digestive function (enzymes) are none functional.

    This shows as burping, carbon dioxide produced following ammonia reaction with the acid whenever I consume anything which is either acidic or produces acid.

    There are quite a few different urease positive bacteria which can do this. Helicobacter Pylori has the strongest urease activity but there are others which can get pretty close.

    It might be worth considering this incase it is an issue for you.

    You could try drinking something acidic and see if you burp within about a minute. Urease bacteria use Urea which is contained in saliva therefore mixing saliva should help promote the reaction.
     
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  4. Ema

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    You might look at arginine, which is often used to lower high ammonia in patients with a urea cycle problem.
     
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  5. crypt0cu1t

    crypt0cu1t

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    I would try drinking something acidic, but anything acidic gives me terrible heartburn to the point where bending over in pain.

    My Doctor thinks that the ammonia is because of SIBO. Can the annonia still cause some sort of encephalopathy if its from the gut?
     

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