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What are some treatment options for ammonia liver disease?

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Treatment options for ammonia liver disease and other disorders in the hepatic encephalopathy spectrum include biotics and supplements to promote ammonia clearance, reducing nitrogen levels in the gut. Options also include treating precipitating factors and antibiotics, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

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A range of treatments is available for hepatic encephalopathies including ammonia liver disease, some of which are palliative and some curative, as stated by the Cleveland Clinic. Prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics help promote ammonia clearance, as can zinc, L-ornithine L-aspartate and branched-chain amino acid supplements. Certain precipitating factors such as gastrointestinal hemorrhages, infections and kidney dysfunction can complicate ammonia liver disease treatment.

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