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Dr. John Rowlett
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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Ammonia like smell when deep breathing. And lightheadedness for 3 days all day without movement. No other symptoms. What could it be? Please.

Ammonia like smell when deep breathing. And lightheadedness for 3 days all day without movement. No other symptoms. What could it be? Please.

Working out: If you are working out too much or burning too much fat/protein due to diet or work out it may produce ketones that are breakdown products of fat/muscle. This can give the ammonia like odor. Starving can do it too. Some fat burning supplements can also do this. Make sure you have some basic blood work for kidney and liver function testing done, because it is not normal to have the symptoms you do. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious,breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now , not conciou?

After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious,breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now , not conciou?

Elevated ammonia: will need to be brought down to below 76 (1.5 x upper limit of normal) This can be achieved with lactulose and neomycin or similar treatment. Recovery of consciousness will hopefully occur soon. Might want to check an EEG (will see what are called triphasics with hepatic encephalopathy) Also they can make sure there is no sub-clinical seizure activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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I work at a place where I am exposed to /breathing gasoline, amonia , and jet-a are those related to my high sgot=44, and sgpt=95

I work at a place where I am exposed to /breathing  gasoline, amonia , and jet-a are those related to my high sgot=44, and sgpt=95

Not sure but: Possible. It could also be from meds side effect, intake of alcohol, viral infection, autoimmune condition etc. Any breathing problems and chest xray findings.Follow up with ur pcp and gi. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/liver-function-test-lft. http://www.healthline.com/health/gasoline. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

Lung irritation: Ammonia fumes are very irritating to lung tissue and could lead to pneumonitis. Avoid breathing them. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

Varied: Certainly the noxious odor is the first; prolonged exposure can lead to a feeling of breathlessness, and even to passing out from it. My advice would be to ensure adequate ventillation if you have to be around them; or simply be as far away from them as possible. ...Read more

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Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Absolutely: These are toxins and affect the body in a bad way - long term they lead to all sorts of issue that can cause inflammation in the body ultimately leading to autoimmune illnesses and at worst cancer. Make sure your body detox systems are working well. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you get testing and detoxifying for long term health! ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Hello, is breathing fumes from drain cleaner dangerous for the health?

Hello, is breathing fumes from drain cleaner dangerous for the health?

Not a good idea: These fumes can contain alkali which can cause erosions the tissue sof the mouth and lungs. They are also irritating and may lead to sneezing and coughing. Best to use these items as directed, try to get god ventilation and wear rubber gloves and eye protection. ...Read more

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Can breathing in fuel fumes from fuel station be bad for fetus?

R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more

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