Bad breath?

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  1. planeh

    planeh Guest

    Can it be what I'm eating?

    Over the past few months, since May to be exact I've been losing weight, exercising and been on one hell of a diet. I've lost, to date, 35lbs and now currently 228lbs. I still have a long way to go.

    Any rate, since I've been losing weight I've noticed as well as others :( that my breath hasn't been most pleasant. In doing some researching online I see that is most directly related to bacteria in the mouth and what lives on the surface of the tongue. Not for anything but I brush, floss and rinse twice a day (morning & night) and I use a tongue scrapper at night. This has been going on for years. So what else could it be? What I'm eating? Is that possible? If so, what can I do to change it or at least help some? My wife is killing me over it :rofl: but I don't smoke and no longer drink coffee either.

    Help my halitosis
     
  2. Hunt

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    Look up tonsil stones. Saw them in the main one time :barf: . They can contribute to halitosis and are pretty common actually. Although it does sound like you have good dental hygiene, so I don't know if this is plausible.
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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    See a doctor, you might have a sinus infection.
     
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    in cases like these, you have to stop and ask yourself these questions:


    do I drink out of the toilet bowl?
    do I eat my own shit?


    if you answered no to these questions and you have good dental hygiene, i would recommend seeing a doctor.
     
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    IIRC gluconeogenesis can cause this, what are your carbs at?
     
  7. planeh

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    I have had my tonsils removed many many years ago.

    My carbs are now at 100-120 daily. They were up to 150-170 and have gotten as low as 75 per day.
     
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    That could be it then. If you're active enough you could be in ketosis, which could make your breath stink. Increase carbs/decrease fat for a week and see if it improves.
     
  9. planeh

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    You mention active, well I sit behind a desk all day and the only exercise I get is when I do cardio in the morning and my weight training in the evening and that is only 4 times a week. Now, the diet I'm on I do lower carbs on my non-exercise days and 25-30% more carbs on my days I exercise. I actually have the issue (breath) on the days I exercise and usually just before I eat something.
     
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    That's enough exercise to burn through most of those carbs.
     
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    I've never heard of anyone getting into ketosis while consuming 100 carbs a day. 50-60 is the upper end.

    That said, if the TS's mouth has a weird metallic taste, that's ketosis. You'll know it right away. Your piss will stink too.

    Otherwise call a dentist.
     
  12. planeh

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    YES! The acidic metallic taste! That's what it is!

    Now, ketosis as I've read would be caused by an extremely low level of carb intake, correct? I don't think I'm getting them that low and frankly I don't see a drop in energy either as it's stated it would cause.
     
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    I know I have gotten them before and they are fucking disgusting
     
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    This thread is like an episode of House.
     
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    Unless half of your 100 carbs are fiber, I wouldn't expect it to be ketosis. You could always get some ketostiks from the pharmacy and try it out. Perhaps it's gluconeogenesis, but if I remember right that's associated with an ammonia smell in your sweat and not really bad breath.

    I don't get any of the low energy or mental fuzziness side effects of ketosis. I don't feel any different at all. Just a funny taste in my mouth. But I have to be sub-30 carbs for a few days to hit it.
     
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    toothpaste IV
     
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