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Body Odor

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7 months ago

What's comes to your mind when you hear the word body odor?

Most of the time, when we encounter bad-smelling people, we blame it on poor hygiene. Wearing dirty clothes, skipping the shower, and not brushing the teeth are the typical culprits. But it is not always the case.

We have sweat glands all over our body, but the apocrine gland is concentrated in the armpit, groin, and scalp. When the sweat from apocrine glands reacts with bacteria on our skin, it causes body odor. But consistent body odor can be caused by other medical conditions. So here are some of the causes of BO that is beyond hygiene.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This medical condition can cause bad breath because of the regular reflux of stomach acids.

Overactive Thyroid. Thyroid glands cause the body to sweat. When a person has an overactive thyroid, it can cause the body to produce excessive sweat, which can cause excessive body odor.

Liver and Kidney dysfunction. The liver and kidney help remove toxins from the body. When these organs fail to function properly, toxins can build up in the blood and digestive tract, creating odor.

Hormonal Fluctuation. Common symptoms of hormonal fluctuation such as hot flashes and night sweats can contribute to excessive sweating and increase body odor.

These are some of the medical conditions that can cause BO. Although these might be the case for some people, it is always better to consult a medical professional in case you notice something smelly in your body.

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There's also a factor about the protein coding in your body where people honestly naturally stink. I forgot what it was called but it's a very neglected medical condition because it's often hust mistaken as something else

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7 months ago

It it different from trimethylaminuria? The rare genetic disorder also know as fish odor syndrome? 🤔🤔

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7 months ago

Oh wait, i think that's the name! Though you didn't include that there

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7 months ago

Yeah. I forgot that one. But I did not know that it was because of protein coding. Thanks for that info sis.

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7 months ago

Yeah, when the amino acids in those protein don't go right, or the protein backbone gets denatured, it could lead to that but only a few people really have that case. I'm happy to have added to your article 😊😊

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User's avatar Yen
7 months ago

Hmm 🤔 Maybe it's because of the hormones sis. But it can also be because of fats. Bacterias on our skin can also feed on fats released together with sweats. 🤔

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7 months ago

I deleted my comment because someone commented yuck hahaha.

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User's avatar Yen
7 months ago

Ang judgemental naman nun. Da who sis? Haha. Anyway, I made this article so people will be aware and do not be too judgemental the next time they encounter someone with BO. Its normal for most people naman kasi talaga. Unless consistent at nananapak na yung amoy. 😂

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7 months ago

Ayan yung naka spammed na comment dito haha. Hindi naman nananapak yung akin hahaha. Tatagalugin ko na nga para klaro haha. Kasi nga nito talagang mga nakaraan umaasim ako, sabi ng asawa ko ganon daw talaga kapag tumataba. Hindi ko kasi alam kung ano gagawin kasi nga hindi naman ako maglolotion. Syempre ayaw ko din naaamoy yung sarili ko na ganon no. Normal naman talaga yung umaasim kapag sobrang pawis. Kaya naghahanap din ako ng sagot kung bakit. Wala akong kili kili power or kahit ano paman haha. Naloka lang ako sa nagcomment 😄 Nagpapakatotoo lang ako haha.

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User's avatar Yen
7 months ago

Haha. True sis. Normal naman talaga. Naggaganyan din ako minsan kasi sobrang pawisin ako. Then tinry ko maligo ng may tawas, minsan twice a week or pag napansin ko na umaasim ulit ako. Medyo na lessen yung pagpapawis ko at pag asim ko. Baka sakali pwede din sayo sis.

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7 months ago

Hahaluan yung tubig ng tawas? Try ko sis hehe. Kasi hindi ko talaga alam kung bakit ganito. E alam ko lang bacteria talaga cause ng odor. Nakaka turn off naman kasi talaga hahaha. Kahit nasa bahay lang ako nag aalaga ng anak mahalaga padin na alagaan yung sarili.

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User's avatar Yen
7 months ago

Oo sis. Yung tagfa-five pesos na tawas (di ko kasi alam kung ilang grams yun 😂), basta nasa two or three tbps siguro, nilalagay ko sa 1 timba na tubig. Effective naman. Try mo sis baka effective din sayo. 😁

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7 months ago

Tatry ko nga haha. Dati kasi milk salt gamit ko e kaso dinako pwede magbabad sa paliligo kasi nga may anak ako haha. Thank you sis.

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User's avatar Yen
7 months ago

Sige sis. You're welcome. Sana effective din sayo 😄

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7 months ago

As for your question about body odour....yuck! I find it quite offensive and is an instant turn-off for me when it comes to the opposite sex. Thanks for the information regarding the various causes of body odour.

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7 months ago

Well, I understand you. Especially seeing someone pretty cute then realizing that they stinks. A really major turn-off. But I think if someone we care for have this BO, it will be better if we tell it to them and suggest that they seek medical help. But on the other hand, sometimes its hard to think of a not-offensive way to tell them. 😅

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