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Bad breath could signal serious issues

15/04/2015 23h47

My husband had terrible breath, but he also had a very rigorous oral care routine, which made me wonder what else could be going on. Having been a dental assistant, I was aware of various odors from different oral diseases.

The smell was not from what he ate. I ate it, too, and didn’t have such an odor. It was the worst thing I had ever smelled, and I just knew that it was metabolic in nature, whote the reader to the site Hutchnews.

His dentist simply told him it was “not dental in nature.” The doctor told him he was fine. Finally, after three months of worsening gastrointestinal symptoms, his doctor gave him a blood test, and a colonoscopy showed a fist-sized tumor.

He underwent chemotherapy and was graced with a lovely ostomy bag. But during this time, the breath issue went away. When it recurred, it was because the lesions on his liver had spread. He passed away two months later.

I would get that man in for a full physical, including a colonoscopy. It could save his life.

Been There


Dear Been There: Halitosis is often a result of poor dental hygiene, but it also can be due to oral problems, throat issues, gum disease, infection, certain foods and sometimes gastrointestinal difficulties.

Some of these, as you have pointed out, can be quite serious. Please, folks, we want you to stick around for a long time. You must be an advocate for your own health. If you suspect something is wrong, be persistent.
   
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