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I smell ammonia

I smell ammonia

See your doctor: During protein metabolism small quantities of ammonia is formed rapidly converted to urea and excreated in the urine, if pathway is interupted by excessive production or deminished conversion one may smell ammonia, due severely impaired liver or kidney disease, need urgent medical attention, before toxic effects on nervous system sets in. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers ? Im quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia

What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers ? Im quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia

Possible infection: The symptoms suggest an infection. You will need to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause ammonia smell on breath?

What would  cause  ammonia smell  on breath?

Poor oral hygiene: is #1 cause for a bad breath. Breath that smells like ammonia or urine or has a fish smell can be a sign of chronic renal failure or helicobacter pylori gastritis. I don't think it is the case. See your PCP for evaluation and labs or your dentist for a professional cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Is ammonia smell in you breath a sign of danger?

Is ammonia smell in you breath a sign of danger?

Bad breath : Caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see your dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What causes an ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

What causes an ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

Common in runners: Ammonia comes from the breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. It is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen . The body breaks down protein and converts it to glucose to use as fuel and nitrogen is the waist product. Nitrogen is usually converted to urea by the kidneys and excreted(pee'd) out. If the kidneys can't handle the load it is eliminated out the body through sweet. ...Read more

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What would cause ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

What would cause ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

Too Little Water: You probably are not taking in enough water to make up for what you lose through sweating while exercise. Carry a water bottle with you and make sure you keep hydrated. If it persists with that, let your md know - it could be a symptom of something else going on in your body. ...Read more

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What could be causing my urine to have a strong ammonia smell? This has lasted about a week already

What could be causing my urine to have a strong ammonia smell?  This has lasted about a week already

Possible UTI: Given you gender and age, this could represent a urinary tract infection (UTI), which is usually associated with urinary frequency and burning. In addition, the ammonia smell of the urine could represent breakdown of urea in the urine to ammonia. You should see a physician to have a urine sample taken for examination and culture. ...Read more

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I smell bleach or ammonia (something on that order) several times a day, several times a week. Any thoughts?

I smell bleach or ammonia (something on that order) several times a day, several times a week. Any thoughts?

Phantosmia: There are sinus issues that can cause smelling something that is not there, as well as brain tumors and seizures can sometimes do this. Smelling something that is not there is called phamtosmia. See a doctor and see what is going on. ...Read more