Bacteria on the outside of your body effects body odor. However, growth of bad bacteria inside your body increases offensive odor.
Candida thrives off sugars and carbohydrates. Candida yeast or bacteria turns sugar into alcohol causing your body to emit a beer-like smell. This can affect men and women. Avoid anti-biotic which destroy good intestinal bacteria as well as the bad. Restore vitamin K that is made in your intestines by eating plenty of leafy greens and whole grains. Help restore the natural flora of your intestines with Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
Any woman can develop an over-abundance of harmful vaginal bacteria. An increase in vaginal discharge and a smelly fish-like odor results from bad bacteria. Complications from Bacterial Vaginosis can sometimes spread into the fallopian tubes and womb. Men don’t generally become infected from a woman suffering with Bacterial Vaginosis. However, a woman can pass these bacteria to other female sex partners. Reduce the risk of upsetting the balance of good bacteria in the vagina by: using anti-biotic, not douching, limiting your number of sex partners or practice abstinence.
An imbalance of the bacteria trimethylamine causes a medical condition called, trimethylamuria. Over growth of trimethylamine, normally found in your bowel, escapes into your circulatory system. Trimethylamine produces an offensive fish-like smelling body odor. This smell can come through your sweat, urine, vagina, mouth and breath. Using contraceptive pills, diet, exercise, infection, menstruation and stress trigger excessive growth of trimethylamine. Some proteins should be restricted and foods containing choline added to your diet. Anti-biotic help control excessive growth of these bacteria inside your body. Wash with low pH-balanced cleansing products to help control external body odor.
Halitosis is caused by anaerobic bacteria that proliferate around your teeth, tongue and gums where oxygen does not reach. While there are hundreds of bacterium living in your mouth, conditions like tooth decay and gum disease cause an unpleasant odor that escapes when you breathe. Do not eat foods that get stuck between your teeth like meats, caramel, chewy or gummy candies. Use floss and brush your teeth and tongue regularly.
Intestinal flatus is formed when digested food leaves the stomach and passes into the intestines. Bacteria in your large intestine continue the digestion process. Odorous gas called flatulence is expelled through the rectum.
Be aware, some of these bacteria can cause health problems. Incurable body odor may be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. If your abnormal body odor persists, consult your doctor.
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