What are some treatments for urea cycle disorders?
Treatment for urea cycle disorder focuses on lowering the amount of ammonia in your blood, which could include: Eating a diet low in protein. Dialysis to clean your blood of toxins (hemodialysis). Taking medicine that includes sodium phenylacetate and sodium benzoate (Ammonul ®) to remove ammonia from your blood.
What diet will increase the amount of urea produced?
The activity of urea cycle enzymes is markedly increased in animals on a high protein diet.
What stimulates the urea cycle?
Increased levels of amino acids, signaled by increased arginine levels, therefore, stimulate urea production by the urea cycle.