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Glossary for Bad breath

Medical terms related to Bad breath or mentioned in this section include:

  • Achalasia: A rare condition where the patients muscles, such as the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, are unable to relax.
  • Acidosis: The accumulation of hydrogen ions or the depletion of the alkaline reserve in the body.
  • Acute appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
  • Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis: A reoccurring periodontal disease which results in necrosis and ulceration of the gums. Symptoms may include fever, bone loss, breath odor and enlarge neck and throat lymph nodes. Also called trench mouth, Vincent's angina or Vincent's infection.
  • Adenoiditis: Infection of the adenoids in the nasal-throat region
  • Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
  • Alcoholism: High dependence on excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Allergic tension-fatigue syndrome: Variable symptoms caused by food allergy.
  • Atrophic rhinitis: Type of rhinitis caused by thinning nasal membranes
  • Body odor: Unpleasant scents of the body
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Breath odor: Unpleasant or excessive breath odor.
  • Breath odor symptoms: Symptoms related to breath odor.
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breath with fecal odor: The occurrence of a fecal odor on ones breath
  • Breath with fruity odor: The occurrence of a fruity odor on ones breath
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Bronchiectasis: Chronic bronchiole dilation from secretions and blockages.
  • Bronchitis: Inflammation of the bronchi as a symptom
  • Carcinoma of the vocal tract: Cancer of the vocal cords in the larynx.
  • Carcinoma, squamous cell of head and neck: A type of cancer that occurs in the mucosal lining of parts of the head and neck e.g. esophagus, sinuses, nasal cavity, pharynx, mouth and lips. Symptoms will vary depending on the exact location of the cancer.
  • Catarrh: Nasal/sinus membrane inflammation
  • Chronic sinusitis: Chronic inflammation of the sinuses
  • Chronic tonsillitis: Chronic infection/inflammation of the tonsils.
  • Coated tongue: When the tongue is coated in a whitish or yellowish layer
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
  • Decreased salivary function: xerostomia o rdry mouth
  • Decreased salivation: also known as sialoschesis, is a condition characterised by reduced secretion of saliva by the salivary glands
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Dental caries: Decay of the teeth
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Diabetes: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
  • Dry mouth: When the mouth is not as moist as usual.
  • Emphysema: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined as an abnormal, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls and without obvious fibrosis.
  • Esophageal diverticulum: Stretched pocket area of esophagus tissue
  • Esophageal stricture: Narrowing of the esophagus
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Gingivitis: Inflammation of the gums
  • Gum symptoms: Dental symptoms affecting the gums
  • Halitosis: Bad breath
  • Halitosis in children: Halitosis in children is the occurrence of bad breath in a child.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood
  • Laryngeal carcinoma: Cancer of the laryngeal area. Smoking and alcohol increase the risk of this cancer.
  • Larynx symptoms: Symptoms affecting the larynx (voice box) in the neck
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver failure: When the liver fails to function
  • Lung abscess: The formation of a localized collection of puss in a cavity in the lungs
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Methionine adenosyltransferase deficiency: A rare inborn error of metabolism characterized by high methionine levels in the blood due to an enzyme deficiency (methionine adenosyltransferase). Most cases are asymptomatic but severe cases with very low enzyme activity can cause neurological symptoms.
  • Mouth cancer: Any cancer that occurs in the mouth
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Mouth infection: Any infection that occurs in ones mouth
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Mouth ulcers: Ulcers or sores in the mouth region.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nose conditions: Any condition that affects the nose
  • Odor symptoms: Any of various body scents
  • Oral cancer: Cancer (malignant) of the lip or inside the mouth.
  • Periodontitis: Dental infection of the gums and/or related bones.
  • Periodontitis as in case of leukemia: Periodonditis is a dental disorder that results from progression of gingivitis, involving inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth.
  • Pharynx cancer: A condition that is characterised by a malignant lesion located in the pharynx
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Postnasal drip: Drip from the nose down the back of the throat
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Respiratory system cancer: A condition that is characterised by a malignancy anatomically located in the respiratory system
  • Respiratory tract infections:
  • Rhinitis: Nasal lining inflammation leading to runny/blocked nose
  • Rumination disorder: A chronic eating condition where the stomach contents are regurgitated, rechewed and swallowed again. It tends to occur predominantly in infants, young children and people with mental impairment but it can occur in otherwise healthy individuals. Sufferers often try to hide their condition for fear of being diagnosed as having bulimia. The condition is often misdiagnosed as gastroparesis or bulimia. The regurgitation can occur as soon as the food is swallowed or even up to an hour after finishing eating.
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Sphenoid Sinusitis: Accumulation of mucoid secretions in the sphenoid sinus located deep to the nose, often with subsequent colonisation and infection by bacteria, viruses or fungi
  • Stomach Conditions: Any condition that affects a persons stomach
  • Stomatitis: Inflammation of the oral mucous membranes.
  • Thallium poisoning: The poisoning of a person with the element thallium
  • Throat disorder:
  • Throat infection: A condition which is characterized by an infection which is located in the throat
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Tonsillitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the tonsils
  • Tooth abnormalities as seen in diabetes: are acquired and inherited conditions which alter the size, shape and number of teeth.
  • Tooth abscess: Pus-filled abscess of a tooth
  • Tooth infection: Infection of the tooth.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Uremia: Build up of toxins usually excreted by the kidneys, associated with real failure in a woman who is pregnant.
  • Zenker's diverticulum: Zenker's diverticulum, is a diverticulum of the mucosa of the pharynx, just above the cricopharyngeal muscle.

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