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Reasons for Ammonia Breath and Metallic Taste in ESRD

2013-10-08 11:15

Reasons for Ammonia Breath and Metallic Taste in ESRDAmmonia breath and metallic taste can happen to some patients with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease). Here we will help you find the reasons for ammonia breath and metallic taste in ESRD, hoping it could help find the best therapy.

Reasons for ammonia breath and metallic taste in ESRD

When condition develops ESRD, the failed kidneys are unable to effectively remove the toxins out of body, thus causing high levels of toxins. After urea level is increased, it will enter intestinal tract from blood vessels through dispersion effect. Under the function of urea enzyme, urea can be decomposed and then produce ammonia. At ESRD stage, dysbacteriosis in the intestinal tract causes bacterial overgrowth, which causes the increase in ammonia level in intestinal tract. Excess ammonia can be discharged from the oral cavity. This is one of reasons for ammonia breath and metallic taste in ESRD.

The urea level in ESRD patients’ saliva can be also increased. After the urea in saliva is decomposed, ammonia can be also produced, which is the direct cause for ammonia breath in oral cavity. What is more, the increased urea level can diffuse into the pulmonary alveoli through pulmonary circulation, and then removed out of body through breath, which is also one of reasons for ammonia breath and metallic taste in ESRD.

How to deal with ammonia breath in ESRD from the root?

Some home remedies can be adopted to help relieve ammonia breath for ESRD patients to a certain degree. If you need them, you can email us to

However, we can understand from the information mentioned above that the root cause for ammonia breath in ESRD is the kidney damage and impaired renal function. So treatments which can help ESRD patients repair kidney damage and recover renal function are something they really need. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy can become your treatment options.

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