KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON YOUR MOOD AND SYMPTOMS
Keeping an eye on your symptoms will help you to be aware of patterns and changes in your UCD. If you notice changes, it’s something you should bring up with your doctor. When the doctor is fully aware of which symptoms you are experiencing, he or she can also better assess which treatment that suits you best, to keep your ammonia levels under control.
YOU CAN PROBABLY BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE – BUT TAKE IT EASY
Intense physical exercise causes the body to use lots of energy and this may lead to an elevation of ammonia. So don´t push yourself too far when exercising or ask your physician (or dietician) how you could adjust your diet to the activity.
A child with a UCD who can’t follow the same pace and join in on the activities by a big group of school children may feel left out. One solution can be to arrange to play less strenuous games indoors, where one or several classmates can come along and play.
The following activities may be suitable for you; remember to keep a less intensive tempo:
Ammonia levels differ for every person living with a UCD. Make sure to consult your doctor before starting any activity or exercise program.