Has anyone's Nephrologist given them the reason for the occasional ammonia taste in the throat, mouth, sinuses? I recognize it some times when I haven't eaten in awhile, and some times about an hour or two after eating. Because of the two extremes, I assume it has to do with too much or too little protein in the system? If I eat a frozen fruit bar, it will go away.
My Nephrologist "warned" me that as the CKD progresses (I am in Stage 4), I will smell like urine, and that when getting on dialysis, it is common that patients complain about everything tasting metallic. But, I just wondered if any of the users on here were given a reason (by a physician or medical professional) why the ammonia taste comes up through the stomach and into the mouth/throat/sinuses?
I hope everyone set their clocks forward Sat Mar 9, 2013 or you will be late to work!! Peace.