7 Things Your Body Odor Reveals About Your Health

2When you smell bitter

Having a bitter smelling odor can be a sign that you might be having liver problems. A variety of chemicals that have peculiar odors are only produced by a sluggish liver. This definitely will affect the way your body smells. Digestive problems and nausea are also symptoms of a damaged liver. It would be best to visit your doctor as soon as possible.

When you smell bitter

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3Having a rotten egg smell

Eating too much meat can cause you to have a body odor similar to the smell of rotten eggs. Since meat is heavy on the digestive system, people who consume it every day can have a repulsive sulfuric odor just like rotten eggs.


Meat or red meat in particular, has a high content of sulfur-containing amino acids which is responsible for causing this specific odor. While these amino acids aren’t exactly harmful for the body, they still need to be digested thoroughly.

Having a rotten egg smell

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4When you reek of a fishy stench

Having a fishy smell coming from your body can be a disorder known as Fish Odor Syndrome or Trimethylaminuria. This condition is just as its name suggests as it manifests in an offensive fishy-smelling body odor. The smell of rotting fish is also evident in the breath, sweat, and urine of people with this disorder. This is because of excessive excretion of trimethylaminuria (TMA).

This disease is genetic and the symptoms tend to appear from birth. However, excess proteins in a diet or the presence of specific bacteria on a person’s body can also cause a certain fishy odor. This syndrome’s treatment mainly depends on certain dietary requirements besides the specific acid lotions and antibiotics.

When you reek of a fishy stench

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5Smelling like alcohol

When you consume too much alcohol the body recognizes it as toxin and proceeds to break it down into acetic acid. Around 90% of alcohol gets metabolized while the rest gets excreted in different ways. Some of it gets flushed out of the body through the urine. But it also gets excreted through the respiratory system and sweat. This is what causes your body to give off an alcoholic odor.


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