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what does it mean when your urine smells strongly of ammonia?

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High protein intake: The kidney excretes acid by producing ammonia which traps the acid in urine. Most people eat 1mosm/kg per day of acid in the form of protein ( amino acids). Therefore when eating a high protein diet or having a concentrated urine it can smell like ammonia.
Answered on Jun 24, 2017
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