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I have never had this problem before. No .atter how much or often I clean myself I am having very strong under arm a d body oders. is this a chemical in balance or hormonal. I am female ave 83

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

Not the best. I ha e numerous issues. heart, spine and other. had for se earl years. I am

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Fi romyalgia, diabetes, under control, in fact it has run low on se earl occasions

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Dr. Nina Lim
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Hello, my name is***** and I am a geriatrician. I am sorry you are having this problem but this is very common. Nonenal, a chemical compound that people develop as they grow older, is the culprit behind the smell. It is due to a hormonal imbalance. Because it isn’t water soluble, nonenal can remain on the skin despite thorough washing. Therefore, the smell persists on the body and on fabrics, even in extremely clean environments.

Just like traditional body odor, following a healthy lifestyle can help to minimize nonenal. This includes exercising regularly, avoiding stress, abstaining from smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation, eating a clean diet, drinking plenty of water and getting enough rest.

Unfortunately, when it comes to personal hygiene products, the ingredients in conventional soaps in the United States are not effective at eliminating or neutralizing nonenal. A company in Japan has found the ingredients persimmon and green tea to be somewhat effective in eliminating the odor.

Here's a link to a bar soap that you may want to try, it is fairly inexpensive.

https://www.amazon.com/Family-persimmon-soap-2-Kopakku/dp/B003C2RQLE/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1524645672&sr=8-4&keywords=persimmon+extract+soap#customerReviews

I hope the information is useful to you. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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