Bad breath or halitosis is characterized by bothersome, recurrent, or persistent malodorous breath. It is commonly caused by food that one ingests. During sleep, bacteria acting on food particles left in the mouth can cause bad breath in the morning.
Some characteristic examples include of bad breath fruity odor (sign of ketoacidosis in diabetes), fecal odor (occurs with bowel obstruction), and ammonia-like odor (in chronic kidney failure). Halitosis can also cause anxiety in sufferers. However, many sufferers are not aware of their problem.
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