From smelly feet to funky breath, these odors may seem pretty common, but a persistently poopy smell coming from any one of these five body areas can indicate that something more serious is going on.
If a quick shower, swipe of deodorant or a scrub of minty-fresh toothpaste doesn't solve your doo-doo dilemma, then you will want to pay quick attention to why.
Our body odor can be a red flag that alerts us to serious ill-health. According to a recent Sweedish study, some diseases actually create a unique odor that emanates from different sources on the body.
Fruity Breath : Diabetes
One of the complications of diabetes is known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). It happens when the body runs low on insulin, causing blood sugar to spike.
More often than not, people with Type 1 diabetes experience DKA compared with people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
Since your body doesn't create enough energy to function, it breaks down fatty acids for fuel. One of those acids (acetone) emits a fruity smell from your breath. Although it sounds sweet, this smell has some pretty sour effects.
People with DKA vomit and urinate frequently, which causes their body to dangerously lose fluids at a rapid rate.
If you notice a fruity odor on your breath, along with fatigue, dry mouth, difficulty breathing or abdominal pain, head to emergency ASAP.
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