Odor in the mouth may be a sign of a serious illness2021-12-28
Underestimate the bad breath, the consequences are serious (1) Gingivitis, periodontitis, dental caries, etc. may all cause bad breath, but the most common cause of bad breath is still periodontitis. If not treated in time, the number of oral flora will be greatly increased, periodontitis, gingivitis, oral ulcers will occur frequently, and the deterioration of gingival recession will accelerate. In severe cases, it will cause alveolar bone resorption, tooth loosening, and eventually tooth loss. . (2) The number of intestinal Escherichia coli in patients with severe bad breath is at least 200 times higher than that of other people, and the number of Helicobacter pylori is at least 150 times higher than that of other people. If not treated in time, the condition of gastritis, gastric ulcer, and enteritis will be significantly worsened. (3) Patients with severe bad breath are prone to constipation and hemorrhoids. Severe bad breath that does not heal for many years is often a precursor to gastric cancer. In addition, oral odor will also make patients afraid to communicate with people at close range, resulting in low self-esteem, affecting normal interpersonal and emotional communication, which is very distressing. Oral odor, what does traditional Chinese medicine think Traditional Chinese medicine believes that abnormalities in the oral cavity are related to the dysfunction of the liver, spleen, gallbladder, heart and other organs, such as discordant heart-qi, unbalanced spleen, dampness and heat in the liver and gallbladder, etc. Therefore, abnormal changes in patients’ tastes are often used as one of the basis for diagnosis and treatment of diseases in Chinese medicine. The common types of oral odor mainly include the following. Mouth bitterness: Mouth bitterness is mostly caused by emotional depression or the five will over-polarized fire, liver and gall bladder depression and fire, discharging dereliction of duty, and courage overflow. It is manifested by mouth pain, upset, dry mouth, dizziness and headache, abdominal distension and pain, yellow urine, dry stool, red tongue, thin or yellow greasy coating, and pulse string. Mouth pain is often related to abnormal bile metabolism, and is more common in acute and chronic hepatitis, cholecystitis, gallstones, etc. Sweet mouth: also known as “sweet mouth”, it means that patients often feel sweet in their mouths and feel sweet even when drinking white water. This is mostly caused by spleen and stomach steaming or deficiency of both spleen and stomach qi and yin. People with spleen and stomach steaming are manifested as sweetness in the mouth, dry mouth and desire to drink, sores on the lips and tongue, dry stool, yellow urine, red tongue, yellow and dry coating, and strong pulse. Those with deficiency of spleen, stomach, qi and yin are characterized by sweet mouth, lack of diet, dry mouth and desire to drink but not much, fatigue, constipation, short yellow urine, tender red tongue with little fur, weak pulse count, etc. Sweet mouth is more common in diabetes and digestive disorders.
Mouth soreness: mostly caused by spleen deficiency and liver disease, manifested as soreness in the mouth, or vomiting and bitterness, or belching too much, no smell of natulum, abdominal swelling after eating, fatigue, loose stools, white tongue coating, and pulse Thin or slow chords. Mouth acid is more common in gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and so on. Salty mouth: Salty mouth is seen in kidney deficiency. There are differences between yin deficiency and yang deficiency. The common symptoms are backache and leg pain, frequent nocturia, and general weakness. Kidney-yang deficiency is manifested as chills, pale tongue with tooth marks, thin and weak pulse; kidney-yin deficiency accompanied by dry throat, dry mouth, dizziness, tinnitus, red tongue and thin coating, heavy and thin pulse, but weakness. Salty mouth is more common in chronic nephritis, chronic pharyngitis, and oral ulcers. Spicy mouth: Spicy mouth refers to the frequent feeling of pungency in the mouth or spicy tongue, such as eating hot pepper, which is often caused by lung heat or stomach heat. People with lung fever usually have spicy taste, dry nasopharynx, irritability and thirst, yellowish urine, red tongue, yellow coating, slippery pulse, etc.; people with stomach fever often have spicy mouth, dry tongue, relieve hunger, burning stomach, and swollen gums. Pain, dry stool, red tongue, thick yellow coating, slippery pulse, etc. Spicy mouth is more common in hypertension, perimenopausal syndrome, and long-term low fever. Pale mouth: mostly weakness of the spleen and stomach, manifested as lack of taste in food, fatigue, shortness of breath, abdominal distension, loose stools, pale tongue, slow pulse. It is more common in diseases of the digestive system and endocrine system. Malnutrition, lack of vitamins and trace elements can also be seen in the mouth. Greasy mouth: Greasy mouth refers to sticky mouth and tongue, astringency and unpleasantness, and even the taste is not known when eating. It is mostly caused by cold, dampness and sleepy spleen. It is manifested as sticky mouth, lack of food, stomach fullness, dysfunction of limbs, loose stools, trouble urinating, pale tongue, white and greasy moss, slippery, slow pulse, etc. Bad breath: Bad breath refers to the foul smell in the mouth consciously or heard by others. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that there are three causes of bad breath. One is stomach heat and steaming, accompanied by thirst, cold drinks, sores and erosions in the mouth, red and swollen gums, dry stools, short yellow urine, red tongue, yellow fur, flood of pulse, etc. . The second is phlegm heat in the lungs, accompanied by chest pain, chest tightness, coughing, yellow and thick sputum, coughing and vomiting of pus and blood, dry throat, dry mouth, yellow and greasy tongue coating, slippery pulse and so on. The third is gastrointestinal accumulation, sour and odor in the mouth, accompanied by full abdominal distension, belching and sourness, reluctance to eat, thick and greasy fur, slippery pulse, etc. Bad breath is more common in oral diseases and indigestion, such as periodontitis, pharyngitis, oral ulcers, dental caries, gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastric cancer, etc.