“If your breath has a fruity odour it may be a sign of diabetes,” says Hussain Abdeh, the clinical director and pharmacist at medicinedirect.co.uk.
“The reason for the smell is due to a metabolic state called ketoacidosis.”
This is where the body breaks down fat too quickly and the liver processes it into a fuel called ketones, causing the blood to become acidic.
“Ketoacidosis is an acute complication that is associated with diabetes so if you notice a smell on your breath similar to pear drops, alongside other symptoms such as an unquenchable thirst, a constant need to urinate and unexplained weight loss, see your GP,” adds Hussain.
Urinary tract infections are often uncomfortable and painful but sometimes the only symptom can be foul-smelling urine. “The bacteria in UTIs can contaminate your urine,” explains Hussain. “Some people report that their urine smells stronger than usual, while others also report a distinct fishy smell.”
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the newspaper
Style Over Substance In Bid To Tackle Drug Crisis
When drug death figures were published last year, revealing 1264 people perished in 2019, the Scottish Government was jolted into action.
Thug Who Left Drunk Schoolgirl To Die Jailed
Predator pliedtragic Mhari with vodk
Lisbon Lion Bertie Has Dementia
‘Icon’ being cared for at home by family as Celtic pay tribute
Double Vaccine Hols Bid
Glimmer of hope for sun-seeking Brits
Make Us Proud
Sir Rod Stewart leads the rallying cry as our nation rises up behind Scotland for tonight’s battle at Wembley with the Auld Enemy
WE'RE OFF TO WEMBLEY
Tartan Army flock to London for game.. and scramble for proof to show they’re safe to enter stadium
MARCUS OF RESPECT FOR SCOTS
England ace says symbol of unity will send message ‘around the world’
Depay's The Guy For Barca
Memphis is set for Nou Camp after the Euros
Gangland Thug Slashed & Battered In Jail Attack
Jasper McCann hit over head with pool cue after calling out rival family
Tobin Prosecutor Is New Lord Advocate
Both Scotland’s top law posts set to be filled by women for the first time
01 Ping An Good Doctor
Your Paleo Primer
Done well, the paleo diet is one of the cleanest plans around. Here's how to make it work for you.
Cleaned Up Keto
What it is, what it does, and how to make it as healthy as possible.
“Take Two Kittens and Call Me In the Morning”
Can Cats Help Humans Be Healthier?
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
Must-Know Facts About Nutritional Yeast
This vegan-friendly and B vitamin-packed ingredient adds a cheesy flavor to everything, from popcorn to potatoes.
A DIABETES CALLED LADA
HER JOURNEY IN DISCOVERING A DISEASE HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Your Anti-COVID-19 Menu – WHAT TO EAT NOW!
Every day, as we learn more and more about what makes the COVID-19 virus tick, we also learn more about what we can do to minimize our exposure and stay safe. Though we haven’t fully cracked the code and the end of the pandemic still feels a long way off, we do understand the three most important things we can do right now to protect ourselves: tame the inflammation the virus takes advantage of; get underlying health problems under control; eat to feed the good bacteria in your gut so they can keep your immune system operating at its absolute peak.
7 Weight-Loss Healthy Diets
Keto or paleo? Vegan or mediterranean? And what about fasting? Here’s a look at some of today’s trendiest eating plans to help you pick the one that’s best for you.
Men Have Special Nutritional Needs, Too
As we age, our nutrition needs tend to get more specialized, depending on medi-cal history, family history, and physical activity level.