Ammonia in lungs

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Avatar f tn When I do any cardiovascular exercise and start to get winded, I get a very strong ammonia like smell in my nose, like it is coming out of my lungs. This smell is not coming from outside my body, but internally. It's almost like the alcohol smell that goes up the back of your nose when you drink a shot of liquor. I have had this all my life and just sort of assumed it was the same for everybody, but apparently other people don't have the same thing. What could be causing it?
Avatar f tn I think I started this post just to ask if he would excrete ammonia in his urine if his levels were high; it's beginning to appear to me that this is the case. Any idea if this is an early or later sign of the progression of this disease? Without him agreeing to see the doctor, I have to depend on the knowledge of others.
968560 tn?1307455098 thinks they're anxiety driven, so I'm back on Celexa 20 mg this time and Ativan for anxiety until the Celexa kicks in down the line. BTW I'm just past you in tx a little bit, so maybe out bodies are rebelling. :-) Hope this passes quickley for you. It's the PITS!
Avatar m tn In patients with advanced cirrhosis, the liver is no longer able to metabolize the ammonia and convert it to urea so the ammonia builds up the in body producing and travels to the person's brain with psychological and other effects.
1654058 tn?1407162666 For example, a person with severe cirrhosis may have only slightly elevated blood ammonia levels and yet may not be thinking clearly or may be sleepy or in a coma. Other people with very high ammonia levels may think and act normally.
Avatar n tn Hi I am 43 years old and just went for a breast MRI because of a strong family history. My breast doctor called to say the breasts were fine, but they found bits of fluid in my lungs. He said I am too young for this and should follow up with my regular doctor. I am so confused right now, and am waiting to speak to my doctor. Any idea what could cause this?
Avatar f tn My ammonia levels were off the chart, but no coma. In my experience the treating of the ammonia level (Xifaxin and Lactulose) took me 4 -5 days to completely that alternate universe. Today, I regularly sleep 12 to 18 hours; and with night time insomnia. If I start feeling "funky" in my thoughts, I rest or sleep. But like Hector suggested, try the cirrhosis community. I think it's great to be concerned with your ex-husband's health. At one time he was your key to everything.
14315163 tn?1433901017 Of course when he will be able to get a transplant depends upon where he lives. You indicated you live in California. Here in California we have long wait lines and a person could need a MELD score between 30 -40 depending on his blood type. Lactulose is considered the first-line therapy for HE. The usual oral dose of lactulose is about 15-30 ml given twice a day to induce 2-3 soft bowel movements daily.
Avatar m tn How about an ammonia solution. This mixed with water in your system (lungs) can cause serious problems. I had COPD so I am affected more than some. Of course this is just a quess, however, it beats anything the doctors could explain to me. My solution works for me! No lettuce. When I eat my own vegetables I am just fine. Sometimes the answer is too simple.
Avatar n tn Came back several nodules on lungs, sent me to another facility 3 days later for same test , results the same from both places. Said it was cancer, so set up a pet scan 2 days later. test results nodules not large for pet to determine what they are.Now he says probably not cancer but not for sure. Still same problems. Smoker 52 yrs. old, history of ammonia [once a year last 3 years]. He said we can get needle biopsy or wait to do another pet scan in 3 months.nodule size 3-7 mm.
Avatar f tn my doctor gave me the perfect way to get rid of the ammonia splitters in my nose. first you need an atibiotic like augmenten, flonase nasal spay, but most impotratnlty nielmed salt spray for the nose {this product is amazing, use it 4 times a day for ten days and the smell is gone!} also you need a mucinex 1 every 4 to 6 hours. and before you go to sleep you take a qu-tip and put triple antibiotic, like neosporin, up both sides of the nose. this keeps the infection from spreading.
192055 tn?1263559137 Yes! I got a fungal infection in my lungs two years ago in New Mexico. They determined it was penicillium fungus. I'm allergic to penicillin. Great, huh? Now I clear my throat and cough about half the day. Two pulmonologists haven't been able to clear it up. Any ideas? I'm sick to death (you might say) of this stuff.
Avatar m tn These bad odors might smell rotten or burned and they tend to occur only in one nostril. In my case, the unpleasant smells started when I sniffed, blew my nose, sneezed or laughed. However they can also manifest for no obvious reason. This disorder progresses over time, but you will probably NOT notice that unpleasant odor directly after you wake up (at least at first). When these smells first appeared, I got temporary relief by pinching on my nose and holding my breath.
1044425 tn?1257546110 I donno wat it is but when i blow my nose,,,,,,,,,this weird smell in my nose starts and last for a 1 day or 2,,,,,,I am so tired of it and i dont feel like drinking or eating anything,,,,,I dont have any sinus or any allergies,,,,,,this started like 4-5 years ago and.....sometimes i dont get it for a month or 2..........I dont fell like doing anything cuz no matter what i do or where i go,,,,,,this smell follows me :(..........
Avatar f tn When I walked into room to see her at 10am after this had taken place 4hours prior that I was unaware of mom was in a comatose state. Surely not the concious state i left her in that mom passed days later.and my main question is that her eyes kept rapidly going from side to side...what does the eyes side to side mean? I figure from anoxic brain damage from loss of oxygen. Is there anything else that could make the eyes do this like high ammonia level? Please help.
Avatar f tn I have a terrible odor in my nose that I've had for a long time. I had sinus surgery 6 weeks ago which made it worse. I have had breathing problems and it has been determined that it is not asthma. When I get this odor in my nose, my throat seems to tighten and close. I have been on prednisone for 6 months trying to find out where this respiratory problems is coming from. Is it possible that the odor has something to do with my respiratory problem?
Avatar f tn As the liver fails, it’s ability to metabolize and rid the body of toxins becomes compromised, and these begin to build up in the bloodstream. This toxin buildup, particularly high ammonia levels, affects the central nervous system and results in fatigue, short-term memory loss, day-night sleep reversal, mental slowness and slurred speech. Patients with increased levels of these toxins may exhibit restless movement and asterixis, a hand-flapping tremor.
Avatar f tn He may be experiencing hepatic encepholapathy from the toxins in his brain (high ammonia levels). This causes mood swings. He also may be trying to come to terms with his feelings over his terminal diagnosis. I am sure he doesn't want to alienate you or waste time. You can support him by still coming around and telling him how much you care about him. I'm sorry you and your family are going through this very tough time. I pray for strength and compassion for you.
Avatar n tn Symptoms include Hepatic encephalopathy is a major neuropsychiatric complication of chronic liver disease that occurs when large amounts of ammonia accumulate within brain tissues. Ammonia is normally produced by the breakdown of protein in the bowel, and in healthy individuals it is metabolized by the liver to form urea. In patients with significant portal hypertension, blood cannot pass into the liver and the ammonia enters the systemic circulation where it enters brain tissues.
Avatar m tn You can breath it, your skin actually is somewhat porous and you may also absorb some in that manner too. It's hard on the lungs, is linked to cancer and is proably unhealthy in drinking water, bath water and in hot tubs. Essentially, it's a poison that we put in out drinking water and wash water to kill and retard bacteria growth. Your practice doesn't sound safe to me. The long term effects may outshine any perceived short term benefits.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar m tn Im so confused because the doctor said this is all so very serious, however, he seems to be in very high spirits and has been in a great mood for the last two days. His normal personality has come back and he's acting completely like himself again. He has even started to eat again, bread and peanut butter with the denamarin and he ate an egg yolk today. He has never been sick before and I am worrying sick about him.
4043517 tn?1374010173 First get my bowels working and my ammonia down. I'm out for a few weeks right before Xmas, that figures.
137025 tn?1217768341 Kalio, This has been posted one million times already, I just know, but I'm feeling brain fogged today, so I'm going to ask again. Can you sort out the symptoms of stage 3 from what you might believe that IFN left you with? I'm getting ready to write THE letter to Doc Scott and want to be accurate for him in explaining how I feel, besides just saying "bad". And I understand there is a whole list of symptoms of stage three online somewhere, but I'm trying to be accurate for the doc.
Avatar f tn OSHA has limits of something like 25 ppm for people working in industry, apparently over that amount of ammonia in the air is bad for the lungs. As they were talking, the meter went over 25, then over 40, then over 60, then I think it stopped in the 70s or 80s. And the people were all standing and talking in the room, so it is not like they would automatically keel over or anything.
Avatar n tn same here for months now started with flu like them to lungs, thought I was better after 12 weeks of flu, then the smells in my nose, sinus, lungs?..HORRID and some are very distinct and also some are multiple, some are triggered by certain smells, sometime I smell smoke, exhaust, rancid, just hard to explain, it drives me crazy! ]And my nose will burn also my lips. nothing really smells like it should and most things smell horrible, taste too....
Avatar n tn I have a similar experience if I exercise on an empty stomach. I've also noticed an ammonia smell when I run/exercise without taking in sufficient calories. I have no idea what it is. Do you take any meds? Some meds can cause a taste in the mouth when they're being metabolized (I take Lunesta once in a while...a sleep med...and it has a metallic residual taste).
Avatar n tn In doing so, the body produces mucous everywhere else in the body - sinuses, lungs, etc. I am working on self-treatment also with trigger points in the neck and shoulders to loosen muscles and nerve pathways to the head. I feel better than I have in a long time.
Avatar n tn These diseases can cause the lungs to fill with blood. They are unlikely to present in such a rapidly progressive fashion resulting in death. Viral infections are possible, but it would also be rare for them to present in this way. An autopsy would need to include culturing of the tissues to find the specific virus.