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Does constipation cause bad breath ? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease ?

Does constipation cause bad breath ? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease ?

Stomach : Bad breath is often related to dental disease, but sometimes related to a sinus condition or chronic tonsillitis. However, very often, it is often related to the stomach and food intolerances( foods that you don't digest well-mild/dairy, etc.). ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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How do I get rid of bad breath from constipation, even if i empty my bowels everyday with the help of prunes ? Plus, I have enough fiber and water

How do I get rid of bad breath from constipation, even if i empty my bowels everyday with the help of prunes ? Plus, I have enough fiber and water

See a dentist: Constipation will not cause bad breath., bad breathe is caused by oral disease. See a dentist, get your teeth cleaned, follow a routine of good brushing and flossing. Keep your acid reflux under control and your breath will improve. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/ throat, bad breath, more thirst, frequent urination, some times constipation! Is this symptom for something??

Dry mouth/ throat, bad breath, more thirst, frequent urination, some times constipation! Is this symptom for something??

See your physician : This may not be something serious, but it definitely is something you should discuss with your physician. Some of the symptoms are seen in medical conditions, but sometimes these are part of normal physiology ...Read more

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I have acid reflux-acid washing up throat, indigestion-bad breath from stomach and constipation, laxatives or prunes don't work, solutions ?

I have acid reflux-acid washing up throat, indigestion-bad breath from stomach and constipation, laxatives or prunes don't work, solutions ?

Comfort control: Avoid eat within 2 hrs before bed time. Sleep with pillow. Avoid fatty food which delay stomach emptying. Decrease stress. Exercise and practice yoga. ...Read more

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Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated. ?

Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated. ?

Fermentation: The longer stool stays in the large intestine, the more time bacteria have to make products of fermentation (methane, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide.) Encourage your toddler to eat more fiber.. Fresh fruit are good sources that toddlers generally like. Also probiotics like active culture yogurt and Activia may help. Consult your pediatrician about other treatment for constipation. ...Read more

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Recovering a little from incomplete bowel movements, but bad breath wont go away, even when not constipated, would this work golden seal 500mg ?

Recovering a little from incomplete bowel movements, but bad breath wont go away, even when not constipated, would this work golden seal 500mg ?

Bad Breath from....: I am a dentist and not a physician or gastroenterologist so i can only speak from that standpoint. There are many reasons for bad breath, both dental and medical. Poor oral hygiene is by far the biggest cause of bad breath. See this site for some possibilities, but also discuss your symptoms\issues with your physician. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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