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I use deodorant every day, but I'm still self-conscious about how I smell in crowded places. How can I make sure that I don't have B.O. without dousing myself with perfume?
We may associate unpleasant body odors with hot summer weather, but many people get nervous as temperatures drop and occasions for indoor gatherings turn up. Being trapped inside a heated room wearing a thick wool sweater can be a social nightmare for anyone who worries if their deodorant is strong enough to last the night. At first, perfume or cologne may seem like a good solution, but sporting too much usually backfires in crowded settings since some people are sensitive to strong fragrances.
If this worries you, the first thing to understand is that sweating itself is not the cause of body odor. It is, however, a prime breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria breaks down certain acids present in our sweat, releasing a variety of odors that may smell unpleasant.
In order to get rid of the smel...
Imagine a world where you don't crave sweets after dinner. Can't do it? Neither can I. So, I recently started body-building training seriously with a personal trainer... and one of the first things he asked me to do was keep track of the food I ate for three days. So I did -- and I was honest about it. I wrote down the Hershey's chocolate I ate on Thursday and the low-fat ice cream I ate on Friday and Saturday. When I handed him the food diaries, he took one quick look at it and I saw his eyebrows rise. "Chocolate?" A short pause as he read further. "Ice cream?" Apparently, chocolate isn't on the list of muscle-building nutrition choices... go figure. I knew this would be the beginning of the end of my sweet tooth satisfaction. Body building or no body building -- I've dreamed of ignoring my sweet teeth for many years. Being diabetic, I...
Definition Impaired smell is the partial or total loss of the sense of smell. Alternative Names Loss of smell; Anosmia Considerations The loss of smell can occur as a result of nasal congestion or blockage of the nose and isn't serious, but it can sometimes be a sign of a nervous system (neurological) condition. Temporary loss of the sense of smell is common with colds and nasal allergies , such as hay fever ( allergic rhinitis ). It may occur after a viral illness. Some loss of smell occurs with aging. In most cases, there is no obvious or immediate cause, and there is no treatment. The sense of smell is often lost with disorders that prevent air from reaching the part of the nose where smell receptors are located (the cribriform plate, located high in the nose). These disorders may include nasal polyps , nasal septal deformities, and nasal tumors. Other disorders that may cause a loss of the sense of smell include: Alzheimer's dementia Disorders of the endocrine system Head trauma Nervous disorders N...
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