Dealing With Body Odor
alice • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 3 min read

Body odor is the smell that results when bacteria is present on the body. Perspiration (or sweat,) is generally odorless, though it has often been blamed for body odor. Internal health problems may also cause body odor. Problems such as diabetes, zinc deficiency, liver problems, kidney problems, chronic constipation, certain parasites, or a metabolism imbalance may cause body odor.

It is the Apocrine glands, which are designed to remove toxins from the body which cause the bad body odor. These glands are located mainly in the armpits, and groin area. This is why a stronger odor occurs in these areas during sweating.

Body smell can be avoided. Treatments go in a natural way. Water therapy is one of the best ways to flush out bad bacteria and fluids in the body that causes body odor. You can also chew certain herbs that help you reduce your body odor such as fresh alfalfa, fennel, sage, peppermint, and wheat grass juice.

What I do is make a tea out of various herbs and drink it. Deodorants are the best way to eliminate underarm odor. It can give you an approximately 24 hour protection depending on how active your body is.

Bad breath (halitosis) is normally reasoned by too much bacteria growing on or between the teeth. Plaque, dry mouth and cavities can also be accountable for halitosis. Ayurveda believes body odor is due to the presence of toxins in the body. The chief toxin that is responsible for the body odor is the ama, which is the buildup of undigested food material in the respiratory tract. Shoes made of natural materials, such as leather or a mesh material can help prevent sweaty feet by allowing your feet to breathe.

If you are one of these folk, cut out these products and see whether this is the reason behind your odor. Certain foods and drinks, eg onions, garlic, curry, certain spicy foods, coffee and alcohol, are also prime causes. You may also want to consider factors such as cost when choosing from the different kinds of deodorant. If you only trust brand names, you may have to pay a little more. You may also have certain moral and political considerations. you need to ensure that you always have a fresh set of underwear, socks and other inner wear whenever you need them. Avoid wearing clothes that have been used by you previously. They will contain bacteria in them and will accelerate the spread of body odor.

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