Pheww! Is that Ammonia?

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About This Quiz

What is that disgusting odor? Ammonia! Yes, ammonia in your sweat! How can you reduce it? Find out by taking this quiz.

What leads to sweat smelling of ammonia?

A high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet causes the body to produce sweat with an unforgiving stench.


With the high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, what does the body use for energy?

The body is forced to use the stored proteins for necessary energy.


Normally, ammonia is safely released from the body through what?

Ammonia is usually converted into urea and safely expelled through urine.


When there is too much ammonia, the body releases it through:

When there is a surplus of ammonia in the body, the body begins to detoxify by releasing it through sweat. Hence the stench!


What are some other effects of ammonia overload?

Too much ammonia in the body can cause muscle fatigue and also impair neurological functions.


Which of the following is a way to eliminate this sweaty stench?

Drinking more water, along with cutting protein and increasing carbohydrates in your diet should do the trick!


It could be a sign of liver disease or a threat of kidney failure if the ammonia aroma is coming from:

If the ammonia stench is coming from the mouth and is accompanied by other severe symptoms, it could be a sign of something serious like liver disease or impending kidney failure.


In order for the body to function properly, it relies on a balanced intake of what?

The human body depends on a balanced intake of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to function at its best.


Carbohydrates are the source of energy production; which of the following serves as their backups?

If for some reason carbohydrates are low, fats work as their backups.


Which of the following is a role of proteins?

Proteins will give you the extra energy if needed, but its presence is best in other areas including forming collagen, inducing muscle movement, regulating body mechanisms and transporting substances around the body.


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