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  Diagnose-Me: Condition: Body Odor
Anaerobic bacteria, which flourish when your body doesn't have enough oxygen, may well be the cause of your body odor.
Because of different body chemistries, some people who eat large quantities of meat or who are vegetarians have a very distinctive body odor which can be quite offensive.
Although about 70 percent of the body's magnesium is contained in the teeth and bones, its most important functions are carried out by the remainder which is present in the cells of the soft tissues and in the fluid surrounding those cells.
www.diagnose-me.com /cond/C105680.html   (3078 words)

  
 Body odor, Information about Body odor
While most of these body odors are considered socially unpleasant, there are a few that are considered benignand some that are believed to serve as attractants.
Those odors considered to be most noxious are produced in the intestinal tract, the mouth, on the feet, and under the arms.
Body odors that are considered benign include the scent produced by a mother's breast milk and the individually unique odor of every infant.
www.faqs.org /health/topics/69/Body-odor.html   (1524 words)

  
 Body odor Summary
While most of these body odors are considered socially unpleasant, there are a few that are considered benign and some that are believed to serve as attractants.
Body odor is associated with the hair, feet, crotch (upper medial thigh), anus, skin in general, breasts, armpits, genitals and pubic hair.
Body odor is specific to the individual, and can be used to identify people, though this is more often done by dogs than by humans.
www.bookrags.com /Body_odor   (2090 words)

  
 Miscellaneous Health & Wellness Body Odor
When Body Odor is simply a result of inadequate bathing (and/or cleaning/washing of clothes) the solutions are equally simple - better hygiene, regular bathing/showering as well as the regular washing of clothes - which should ideally always be of natural fiber such as cotton.
Body odor is sometimes associated with specific health problems including liver dysfunction, diabetes, digestive problems (parasites etc) and yeast infections and these conditions require professional attention and advice.
Some people (about 7% of people complaining of body odor) do not completely digest particular foods because of in-born enzyme deficiencies, or due to acquired digestive problems, and this leads to a body odor in which a strong 'fishy' smell is noted -especially around period time (or when the contraceptive pill is being used).
www.ghchealth.com /body-odor.html   (1062 words)

  
 Preventing Body Odor
They immediately commented on someone’s body odor, wondering which of them was the culprit.
These hormones are not active until puberty, which is why body odor wasn’t a problem when you were a kid.
While body odor is usually associated with the armpits, bacteria can also produce odor in the groin, anus area, upper thighs, and feet, among other places.
www.webmd.com /a-to-z-guides/preventing-body-odor   (650 words)

  
 Natural Treatment of Body Odor - Dr. Weil
Strictly speaking, body odor is the scent - which may be pleasant, neutral, unpleasant or even impossible for a human nose to detect - given off by a human being.
Apart from the scent itself, the principal symptom of body odor is sweating.
Body odor arises when bacteria on the surface of the skin begin breaking down sweat from apocrine glands.
www.drweil.com /drw/u/id/ART00320   (532 words)

  
 Home Remedies for Body odor
Body odor may be due to kidney disease, fungal infections liver disease and so on If you take some strong medicines then the smell of those medicines may be present in your body odor.
Body odor may also be due to zinc deficiency, cavities, toxins and so on.
The major non-food reason for body odor due to sweating is the sweat glands under the arms and in the groin area.
www.home-remedies-for-you.com /remedy/Body-odor.html   (1118 words)

  
 The Doctors Book of Home Remedies Body Odor
The most basic way to hold body odor at bay is to scrub yourself with soap and water, particularly in those areas of the body that are most likely to smell, such as the armpits and groin, says Kenzo Sato, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Iowa.
Body odor is most often caused by a combination of perspiration and bacteria, he says.
The name of the game in hunting, according to some, is to mask all trace of body odor lest the deer or bear being stalked catch wind of trouble and flee for cover.
www.mothernature.com /Library/bookshelf/Books/47/17.cfm   (1345 words)

  
  Body odor
Bromhidrosis or body odor is the smell of bacteria growing on the body.
Body odor is associated with the hair, feet, crotch (upper medial thigh), anus, skin in general, breasts, armpits, genitals and pubic hair, and mouth.
Body odor is specific to the individual, and can be used to identify people, though this is more often done by dogs than by humans.
www.zoomlavilin.com /topic_body_odor.asp   (335 words)

  
  Body odor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Body odor is associated with the hair, feet, crotch (upper medial thigh), anus, skin in general, breasts, armpits, genitals and pubic hair, and mouth.
Body odor is specific to the individual, and can be used to identify people, though this is more often done by dogs than by humans.
Body odor is influenced by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Body_odor   (620 words)

  
 Body Odor: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Body odor is the unpleasant smell caused by the mixing of perspiration, or sweat, and bacteria on the skin.
States of high anxiety and stress that stimulate perspiration may increase the risk of body odors.
Since body odor may be caused by an underlying condition, a thorough medical exam is recommended along with a blood screen and blood chemistry panel.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/body-odor   (982 words)

  
 Body Odor - B.O.
When Body Odor is simply a result of inadequate bathing (and/or cleaning/washing of clothes) the solutions are equally simple - better hygiene, regular bathing/showering as well as the regular washing of clothes - which should ideally always be of natural fiber such as cotton.
Body odor is sometimes associated with specific health problems including liver dysfunction, diabetes, digestive problems (parasites etc) and yeast infections and these conditions require professional attention and advice.
Some people (about 7% of people complaining of body odor) do not completely digest particular foods because of in-born enzyme deficiencies, or due to acquired digestive problems, and this leads to a body odor in which a strong 'fishy' smell is noted -especially around period time (or when the contraceptive pill is being used).
www.natural-acne-treatment-solutions.com /body-odor.html   (1042 words)

  
 TeenOutReach.com Health:  Body Odor
The most basic way to hold body odor at bay is to scrub yourself with soap and water, particularly in those areas of the body that are most likely to smell, such as the armpits and groin, says Kenzo Sato, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Iowa.
Body odor is most often caused by a combination of perspiration and bacteria, he says.
The name of the game in hunting, according to some, is to mask all trace of body odor lest the deer or bear being stalked catch wind of trouble and flee for cover.
www.teenoutreach.com /Online_Help/health/social/bo.htm   (919 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How to Stop Body Odor: Tips and Guidelines"
In some cultures and countries, intense body odor is considered a desirable characteristic, signifying greater sexual attractiveness and even prowess.
So powerful is our cultural distaste for body odor that every day, some 95 percent of all Americans over the age of 12 reach for one product or another that will enable them to feel safe and secure in the company of others.
The body has two types of sweat glands, and both types produce sweat that is made up largely of water.
health.howstuffworks.com /how-to-cope-with-body-odor.htm   (341 words)

  
 Body Odor Remedies,excessive perspiration
Sometimes, people with body odor problem may not be aware that their odor is offensive to others.
Body odor is the term used to describe any unpleasant smell associated with a person's body.
It is the bacteria on the skin which mixes with the sweat and produces body odor.
www.indianchild.com /body_odor_remedies.htm   (338 words)

  
 Job Accommodation Network
Individuals with body odor may not be aware that their odor is offensive to others, so employers need to start by discussing the issue with the employee.
Working around others: When individuals with body odor are unable to reduce offensive body odor to an acceptable level, employers may consider providing a private office with an air-purification system, using odor-absorbing products in the work environment, or allowing work from home.
Interacting with the public: If individuals with body odor are required to work directly with clients or customers and are unable to reduce offensive body odor to an acceptable level, employers may consider reassignment to a position that does not involve direct contact with the public.
www.jan.wvu.edu /soar/other/bodyodor.html   (220 words)

  
 Treatments to Eliminate Body Odor - Associated Content
Body odor is very unpleasant but there are treatments to eliminate unpleasant body odor other than making sure you bathe everyday.
Every body experiences mild body odor from time to time but if you have a foul body odor or constantly smell bad it could be what you are putting in your system.
One of the first treatments you can use to eliminate body odor is chlorophyll, nature’s deodorizer.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/39169/treatments_to_eliminate_body_odor.html   (624 words)

  
 Body Odor Information - Causes Of Body Odour - Body Smell Symptoms
Body odor is one of the most unpleasant things that people tend to suffer from.
Body odor of a person is dependant upon multiple factors like gender, genetics, health, diet, medication and many more.
Areas that are associated with body odor are underarms, feet, anus, pubic hair and skin in general.
www.iloveindia.com /home-remedies/symptoms-body-odor.html   (260 words)

  
 Body odor Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
This odor is often due to poor personal hygiene, but excessive perspiration or some other underlying disease are sometimes involved.
Generally, bathing with soap and water, together with the use of deodorants or antiperspirants, is sufficient to prevent a truly unpleasant, unhealthy odor.
An inborn error of metabolism or some other problem that may cause about 7% of those suffering from body odor to be unable to digest certain foods.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0002/ai_2603000216   (895 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Body Odor
Body odor is the term used for any unpleasant smell associated with a person's body.
Body odor can sometimes be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
Cancer of the cervix or uterus may cause a discharge from the vagina that has a certain odor to it.
www.healthopedia.com /body-odor   (393 words)

  
 Body Odor / Underarm Odor Information
Body odor is not an illness itself, but is a result of lifestyle choices or an underlying condition.
Body odor is a byproduct of the metabolic process of various bacteria, primarily corynebacteria and micrococci, which break down organic substances found on the skin, in sweat or on clothing.
Body odor can also occur in adolescence due to the rapid changes in hormone levels and sweat gland growth.
www.herbalremedies.com /bodyodor.html   (732 words)

  
 Body odor can be eliminated through a change in diet
Body odor is something that's strongly affected by what's being emitted by your sweat glands.
And if the bacteria alone were the cause of the odor, you could eliminate body odor by sterilizing your armpits with rubbing alcohol or iodine tincture.
As a sidebar to the body odor discussion, all the things that come out of your body are strong indicators of your current level of health, as well as what adjustments you need to make in order to be healthier.
www.newstarget.com /004417.html   (2240 words)

  
 Understanding the Cause of Body Odor - Associated Content
Although we all have different body chemistries, and some are more prone to body odor, there are deodorants and anti-perspirants intended to control sweat, which contributes to body odor.
In this instance, these persons may have to understand the root of body odor, and treat it from the inside out.
Body odor can be caused by the foods we eat.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/29195/understanding_the_cause_of_body_odor.html   (648 words)

  
 Learn How to Fight Body Odor
Armpit, groin, and feet are the primary target for bad body odor.
If you want to learn how to fight body odor remember that sometimes what you eat can impart an odor, certain food and spices such as; garlic, fish, cumin, and curry can remain in your body's excretions and secretions for several hours after eating these type of food.
When looking for methods on how to fight body odor, the most basic way to hold body odor at bay is to use soap and water, scrub particularly in those areas of the body that tends to smell, such as; armpit and groin.
www.med-help.net /BodyOder.html   (327 words)

  
 Journal of Investigative Dermatology - 2-Nonenal Newly Found in Human Body Odor Tends to Increase with Aging
The body odor of subjects between the ages of 26 and 75 was analyzed by headspace gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Here we investigated the changes in body odor as a function of age and found a specific component that is characteristic of the body odor of the middle-aged and the elderly.
It was demonstrated that 2-nonenal, which had not been reported previously as a human body odor, was indeed present in increasing amounts in the body odors of persons of 40 y or older.
www.nature.com /jid/journal/v116/n4/full/5601027a.html   (3023 words)

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