Doctors Say Your Body Odors May Signal Way More Than a Skipped Shower
Unpleasant body odors are embarrassing, but they can happen to everyone. Data suggests that about 90% of Americans and 92% of teenagers use antiperspirants or deodorants to diminish their natural body odor and to smell great. Yet a sudden spike in body odor should always be taken seriously as it can be a sign of an underlying health problem.
Everyone’s hair can get stinky sometimes. But some people have hair that can be best described as either smelling like rotting fish or dirty diapers. Experts dub this as the “smelly hair syndrome.” What causes it? Well, experts still don’t know. Theories range from bacteria and fungi being the culprit to super oily hair picking up smells from the environment, while some suggest that it’s caused by a hormone imbalance.
So, what should a smelly-haired person do? The best solution is to use antibacterial liquid body wash and sulfur-containing soaps to clean your hair and scalp. While sulfur will reduce the oiliness of the scalp and eliminate the food needed by the bacteria or fungi to grow, the antibacterial agent will stop the bacteria from growing.
Everyone perspires, and unless you forget to put on deodorant in the morning, it is unlikely that anyone will notice. But we all have our bad days when it is hard to hide the odor emanating from our armpits. Normally the eccrine glands produce sweat which, in most cases, does not stink. But then we also have something called the apocrine glands present mostly in the armpits, the groin, and in the area around the nipples of the breast. These glands release sweat in response to various factors, including anxiety and emotional stress. When the bacteria on the skin starts breaking down this type of sweat, it can cause an unpleasant odor. So now you know why your sweat smells bad when you are nervous or tense.
The answer to how to avoid this is easy:
Shower every day. Using antibacterial soap, especially around the sweaty areas, to get rid of the nasty bacteria that causes the smell.
Some foods that we eat may cause us to stink. Avoid them. To know what food to eat and what to avoid in order to smell great click here.
There can be a zillion reasons for bad breath, from bad dental hygiene to the food you ate to you forgetting to brush your teeth in the morning. But if you follow proper dental hygiene yet find yourself constantly suffering from bad breath, then there is something sinister lurking behind the breath. Persistent bad breath can be caused by any of the following conditions:
Eating certain foods such as onions, garlic, and spices can cause bad breath. You can combat these by adding vegetables like spinach and lettuce to your meal. Also, drinking green tea or milk helps.
Sleep apnea: This sleeping condition has strongly been associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other heart diseases, so treating it sooner than later can spare you of its long-term health effects.
Some cancers and metabolic disorders can give you a distinctive oral odor as a result of the chemicals they produce.
Small stones that form in the tonsils and get covered with bacteria can produce a bad odor.
If you consistently have bad breath, it is recommended that you see your doctor have the cause identified.
The rest of the body odors and what they might mean find in our video! Make sure you watch it until the end!
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