Fetid breath - halitosis, occurs in a quarter of the adult population. Own olfactory reflexes
adapted to the smell of exhaled air and become insensitive to it. Typically, the patient reported having problems people from his close entourage. The presence of halitosis causes anguish man limits his communication with others, contributes to the appearance of an inferiority complex.
Symptoms of halitosis
To suggest the presence of halitosis can be yourself on the bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes you can see that the sides are trying to take a remote distance when communicating with you. You can make a canopy of palms and exhaling into it right away to sniff the air.
Suspect at halitosis may also be available in certain pathologies - reflux esophagitis, gastritis, diverticulitis of the esophagus, ulcers and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by bloating, belching or vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Chronic suppurative or bacterial processes in otolaryngology (tonsillitis, sinusitis, etc.) and respiratory (eg, tuberculosis), also lead to the appearance of halitosis.
Hormonal imbalance is a metabolic disorder in the body and can also manifest itself in the form of halitosis.
To distinguish real and imaginary halitosis. Imaginary halitosis can occur even due to concerns the quality of breath due to emotional tension, anxiety, excitement and even mental illness. Real halitosis often (about 85% of all cases) is a consequence of rotting food debris due to inadequate oral hygiene. The next most common cause of halitosis is the occurrence of smoking.
Halitosis symptoms may be due to the peculiarities of power. Inclusion in the diet foods such as onions, garlic, etc. It leads to the ingress of volatile aromatic substances into the bloodstream of a lung, and from them to the exhaled air.
Some medical disorders may also be manifested in the form of halitosis. The typical so-called mouse smell of exhaled air is a symptom of liver failure. The smell of urine out of the mouth observed with renal failure, and acetone during exhalation felt in patients with diabetes. The heavy smell of rotting mouth is characteristic of lung abscess.
the appearance of halitosis can be caused by taking certain medications that can contribute to drying of the oral mucosa (antidepressants and tranquilizers, antihypertensive drugs or diuretics).
Diagnosis of halitosis
Diagnosis of halitosis is not too much difficulty, but it requires mandatory to establish the cause. First of all patients with symptoms should be examined by a dentist halitosis. Requires eliminate plaque or tartar, caries, periodontitis, gingivitis, gingival pockets and the like, and if necessary - to pass the appropriate treatment.
In the absence of dental disease patients with halitosis needs to consult a gastroenterologist, endocrinologist and an otolaryngologist.
Treatment for halitosis
Treatment of halitosis possible after diagnosis and therapy is a complex underlying disease. Additional measures aimed at addressing the symptoms are regular cleaning of teeth, tongue and palate twice a day, rinsing the mouth after every meal antiseptic rinse, use dental floss (floss) to remove residual food from between the teeth and freshening sprays and chewing gum . You can chew parsley or mint leaves, coffee beans, etc.