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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 ?

No, No, and NO!: Please don't be fooled by colon cleanser claims! constipation is defined by doctors as bowel infrequency--less than one stool every 3-4 days. In most cases of non-obstructed constipation, neither bad breath, stomach infections, nor disease in general will result. Be concerned in rare cases of bowel blockage of any cause, marked dysmotility (colonic inertia, pelvic floor dysfunction), etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

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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What are some common causes of bad breath?

What in the hetaking: Not getting breaking down food out between your teeth using floss. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Many reasons: Bad breath can be attributed to many causes medications tooth decay gum disease stomach problems if food products stay in your mouth and decompose they will cause bad breath have it checked out if you have bad breath. ...Read more

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I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

Bad Breath Cures: The symptom of bad breath can come from many different ways in the digestive system. I would start with the mouth. Be certain that you are current with your dentist. Periodontal disease can lead to bad breath. Getting and keeping your gums clean can go a long way to improve breath. Be sure to clean your tongue. I recommend a tongue scraper and change your toothbrush regularly. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions that causes bad breath?

What are some medical conditions that causes bad breath?

Sinus, tonsils, etc: Could be related to upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, diabetes, etc. Or dental infections. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath and how do you know if you have it?

What causes bad breath and how do you know if you have it?

3 things : Most people don't know they have bad breath-a dentist can tell you.Halitosis is usually caused by 3 things: 1) poor oral hygiene leading to gingivitis or periodontitis 2) stomach issues 3) sinus problems. Visit your dentist to have teeth and gums checked and follow their directions. If it's not your mouth, have your doctor check your stomach for acid reflux and your sinuses for chronic infection. ...Read more

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What cause bad breath? How could fix that problem bad breath

Bacteria, food u eat: Bacteria, in the form of plaque on your teeth and tongue can cause bad breath. You could also have esophageal reflux. You should see you dentist for an evaluation and cleaning or scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) if you have gingivitis or periodontitis (in which case you have bone loss). Also called gum disease or pyhorrea. ...Read more

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What cause bad breath ? How could u fix that problem bad breath

VSC: Vsc, or variable sulfur compound, is the end product of blood. Bleeding in your mouth is due to gingival inflammation from food impaction, abscess, infection, faulty restorations. Other cause of bad breath is medical related (gi problems, diabetes). Treatment required treating the cause of bad breath. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main causes of bad breath and how should I avoid it?

I was wondering what are the main causes of bad breath and how should I avoid it?

Bad Breath: Main cause is usually poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information on medical and dental causes as well as help preventing and eliminating it. Start with a visit to your dentist for an evaluation. http://www.smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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My filling came out does it cause bad breath?

My filling came out does it cause bad breath?

Bacteria that find: Access under a failing/loose filling can have a simply awful smell and taste. The bad breath is caused by the oral bacteria and not simply from a lost filling. The tooth that has lost the restoration needs to be evaluated very soon. Delay is unwise. Other causes of breath malodor can be explained to you by your dentist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more