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does anyone have a problem with very bad breath since surgery,,, resection ?

By Anonymous July 21, 2013 - 10:20pm
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Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems. So be careful.

July 22, 2013 - 11:21am
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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER. It's important to let your surgeon know of any knew symptom, especially after a surgery.  Many things can be causing this from dehydration, medication and many other. If you had a weight loss surgery, is very common to experience bad breath after your procedure. As you lose weight and your body breaks down the stored fat, by-products called ketones form. These ketones are partially exhaled and can cause what’s known as ketotic breath.




July 22, 2013 - 4:15am
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