“Sometimes the breath is described as smelling like acetone (think nail polish). This could be a sign of a serious underlying condition, namely diabetes,” the doctor explained to MedikForum. Other symptoms, according to Zakharova, in this case can be manifested by a feeling of fatigue, weight loss, poor wound healing.
The expert also said that the smell of ammonia can indicate problems with the kidneys, since ammonia is usually excreted in the urine. The smell of rotten eggs and garlic can mean that the liver is not working.
As for body odor, according to the doctor, it can be influenced by what a person eats. For example, if a person has eaten a garlic and onion dish, his armpits may also smell the same way.
But just like bad breath, if your sweat smells like acetone, one expert recommends getting tested for diabetes. Kidney or liver diseases can also cause a change in the smell of sweat, Zakharova notes.
The opposite story can be a phenomenon like fantasmia. This is the perception of an unpleasant odor in the nose, when in fact there is nothing there. Phantasmia may be an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease, a doctor says.
At the same time, the expert advised paying attention to persistent symptoms that should require further medical intervention.
Earlier, gastroenterologist and endocrinologist Dilyara Lebedeva named three products that are more harmful to health than sugar.