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4 diseases that may cause bad breath in the body, including diabetes and thyroid gland

There are many reasons that may lead to the appearance of bad body odor including some medical conditions, and many people do not know the cause of body odor, so this article focuses on the medical conditions that cause bad body odor.

4 diseases that cause bad body odor


Changes that occur in your health internally can affect you externally. When your body is going through some problems, it may give signals and body odor is one of the signals that your body gives about your internal health, and the following are 7 health problems that cause bad body odor according to a report by "onlymyhealth".

excessive sweating


This medical condition is characterized by abnormal or excessive sweating, however, in this case, sweating does not generally cause body odor, but in some cases, it may also cause foul-smelling sweat. This occurs when bacteria in the body mix with sweat, producing bad smell.

thyroid gland activity or inactivity


If you have an underactive thyroid, you may have body odor An underactive or overactive thyroid gland alters your sweat response, which is why even if you don't exert yourself or do a lot of physical work, you may have body odor. From this body odor, you should consult your doctor, he may prescribe medications to control it.



There are many medical complications that diabetics suffer from and body odor is one of them, and the reason for this is increased levels of glucose in the blood, this can hinder many functions of the body and can also cause unpleasant odor coming from your body.

On the other hand, if a person with diabetes suffers from diabetic ketoacidosis, their body can release a fruity smell which is exactly the opposite of what you might feel otherwise, therefore, you should inform your doctor about this and get treatment because diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication life threatening health.

Metabolic disorders


Another medical condition that causes foul odor coming from your body is metabolic disorder. This is caused by genetic mutations that can produce body odor. These different chemical compounds release very unpleasant odors from your body, breath and urine. So, if you notice a foul odor emanating from your breath and body and your urine, you should test and treat yourself for metabolic disorders as this will automatically reduce body odor.