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Elevated: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your level is nearly twice the normal level. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003506.htm ...Read more
How much, how long: With any chemical exposure, the affects depend on the route of exposure (contact, ingestion, breathing, etc), the concentration of the substance and the time of the exposure. In the case of ammonia, it can damage the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, etc in ways ranging from severe thermal and chemical burns to frost bite. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/820298-overview. ...Read more
Yes, maybe: 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. ...Read more
Why would i be smelling ammonia so strong i can taste it for the last several months and not in same places?
I am feeling a constant ammonia scent, at first only when excercising now its more constant even if not excercising . What can be causing this?
See below: Hyperosmia (heightened sense of smell) is usually caused by a lowering of the threshold for odors. The causes can be genetic, environmental or the result of withdrawal from some kinds of drugs, depression, anxiety. It is also associated with addison's disease and cystic fibrosis. I would see you doctor and talk about this. ...Read more