Everyone finds themselves smelling off from time to time. Sometimes it's simply because you forgot to apply deodorant before leaving the house in the morning, and other times, it could be that you wore your running shoes without socks on a hot summer day.
However, if you start to notice that there certain smells emitting from your body that you just can't get rid of, then you might be experiencing symptoms of a possibly serious condition.
Admittedly, it can be an embarrassing topic for some people to discuss, but it is very important for everyone to be able to recognize the signs that indicate your body may be out of whack.
Here are five signs you should always watch out for:
1. Repugnant urine
No one should expect their urine to have a pleasant odor, but that doesn't mean that it's okay for it to smell really bad. A strong-smelling, cloudy urine could be an indication of a urinary tract infection (UTI).
If you notice additional symptoms, including frequent urination, chills, and a burning sensation when you pee, then it's time to pay the doctor a visit.
2. Persistent Bad Breath
Unlike movies and television shows, it's almost impossible to wake up with a nice-smelling breath after a deep sleep. However, if you notice that your breath is sour more often than not, then there's a good chance that it is being caused by an underlying condition. Halitosis is a symptom of a number of conditions like gum disease, sinus infections and sleep apnea.
On the other hand, if you notice that your breath is more fruity than stinky, this could be a sign of diabetes. Those with Type 1 diabetes experience diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a complication that occurs when the body runs low on insulin, which hinders the body's ability to break down fatty acids like acetone. The build up of these acids trigger a fruity smell from your breath.