Doctors and practitioners of the past often utilized their sense of smell to identify signs of serious medical issues a lot more than doctors do in our current times.
With the advent of modern medical wonders and science, there are much faster and more definitive ways to determine medical complications. That doesn’t mean it still can’t work though. Here are several ways you can figure out what the smell of your breath may mean.
Bad and Foul Smelling Breath
If you have foul smelling breath it can be a significant turn-off for many obvious surface reasons. However; there could be more serious undertones and medical issues from this rank smell.
First of all, gingivitis may be an obvious possibility. If gingivitis gets too out of control, the unhealthy bacteria from around our gums can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream and contribute to heart attack and strokes.
Bad breath can also signify kidney failure, rubella, or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Breath That Smells Like Fish
This can be argued as under the “bad breath” category too since most people don’t like the smell of fish, but this is more distinct.
If your breath actually smells like a fish, it can mean your kidneys are in jeopardy. The kidneys can take years of a beating before you start to notice serious renal failure symptoms, so noticing a fishy smell of breath can really help you act.
Sweet or Fruit-like Breath
This might seem like a good thing to have a nice sugary smelling breath, but it’s not. When people have sweet smelling breath, that typically notates that the individual has type 1 diabetes and has an imbalance of glucose levels. Basically, the system is utilizing fat instead of glucose for energy due to the incapability of breaking down sugar.
This can cause the body to produce a lot of ketones which can be toxic in certain quantities. The things that happen with Ketone overproduction are unconsciousness, swelling of the brain, and diabetic coma.
Take notice of your breath’s smell, not only to make it pleasant for others around you, but it can seriously notify you of something wrong with your health.
Make sure to keep your dental hygiene in check. Even though not many people love going to the dentist, it’s recommended. If you don’t go, make sure to brush your teeth, floss, and consider doing oil pulling with coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil.
Keep that breath fresh, and more importantly, your mouth!
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