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Bad breath often originates from inside the body

Bad breath often originates from inside the body

The stomach and intestines as a cause of bad breath

“Do you have something wrong with your stomach?” Many people use this tentative question to make the person opposite them aware of their bad breath. What many people don’t know: Bad breath actually can originate from inside the body. Any type of gastrointestinal problem is looked at as a possible cause for the occurrence of the odour.

Most of the time, bad breath is a result of problems in the oral cavity and the pharynx and is caused by residual food or dental caries, bacteria or fungi. Foods like garlic are also often the culprit of bad breath.

If all of these causes are ruled out and if the patient has good oral hygiene – key words: brush teeth, mouthwash, regular professional teeth cleaning – then bad breath could be an indication of an undiagnosed gastric inflammation (gastritis). Those particularly affected by this are heavy smokers and people who drink an excessive amount of alcohol. But food poisoning can also be a trigger. Often the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori is responsible for chronic gastritis.

Sour-smelling breath is an indication of stomach problems

Strong, unusual smells can be caused by problems in the oesophagus. If there is any residual food in abnormal bulges in the oesophagus or any remaining foreign bodies in the upper intestinal tract, this can also be the source of malodorous exhalations.

Sour-smelling breath is typical of heartburn, and dyspepsia and other types of indigestion often cause halitosis. Bad breath coming from the mouth and nose is an indication of a stomach ulcer.

Stress and upset really affects the stomach

Many people are stuck in the stress trap. Demands on people are increasing and many more things have to get done quicker. This stress plays havoc with your stomach, which in turn leads to a variety of illnesses. Gastrointestinal problems do not always have physical causes, they can also be a symptom of stress. The consequence: Halitosis, or bad breath, that comes from inside.

Tips: What can you do to combat problems with bad breath!

  • Go to the doctors and let them treat you for any gastrointestinal illnesses.
  • Try to avoid stress. Learn how to counteract stress by creating a balanced approach, combat it with sport or relaxation methods, for example.
  • Ensure that you have a balanced, easily digestible diet that doesn’t put too much stress on your gastrointestinal tract. To start off with, deacidification can help to build a healthy gut flora.
  • Avoid ready meals and ready-made sauces, instead reach for delicious vegetables and fruit.
  • Make sure that you eat regularly and sufficiently. Long periods of fasting can lead to excess acid in the stomach and bad breath.
  • Forego alcoholic drinks and cigarettes. Both of these can damage the stomach lining, which can in turn cause bad breath.
  • Drink teas that will calm your stomach.
  • Make sure that you’re drinking enough.
  • Chlorophyll can put a stop to bad breath and doesn’t place any stress on your stomach and intestines. Stozzon Chlorophyll Dragees work best when taken during mealtimes.

Stozzon Chlorophyll-Dragees against bad breath and body odour. Active ingredient: Chlorophyll copper complex, sodium salt. Field of application: Traditionally used for the prevention of bad breath and body odour. If any other symptoms appear, you should consult a doctor. Warning: Contains sucrose (sugar) and lactose. To find out about any risks and side effects, read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.