Discussions By Condition: Aging

Aging and body odor changes

Posted In: Aging 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 13, 2006
  • 04:57 PM

My husband is 73; many years older than I. He has an offensive body odor -- kinda sour, old garbage smell -- though he showers daily and this is not from bad breath; it's body odor. He has always had a particular body odor; however, in the past few years it has become stronger. His clothes, bedding picks up this sour smell. I think he is aware of it somewhat, but I hestitate to discuss it with him. Is this a normal part of aging? Or a sign of cancer or other ailment? Thank you.

Reply Flag this Discussion

6 Replies:

  • That happens because of Nonenal. Nonenal is odor phenomenon that occurs to men and women with age. As you age, your antioxidant function on the skin gets weaker. Lipid acid on the skin gets oxidized more quickly than before, resulting in production of NONENAL (No-Ne-Nal). Nonenal is different from regular body odor and most regular soap don't eliminate Nonenal. That's why some smell even though they take shower. For referencehttp://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v116/n4/full/5601027a.htmlhttp://www.miraiclinical.com/index.php?custom_page=clinical_bodyodor_nonenalI hope this helps. Thank you, KKK
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • listen everybody the cause for the bad odor in the body arethe next ones:keep your mouth clean and visit odontology at least every 6 monthsclean also your tongue.keep a good corporal higiene everyday and change your clothes daily including the underware. clean well your feets and use a cream to keep them smooth and smelling good. remember to wash often your shoes. wash all your clothes with hot water and use the high dryer cicle in order to eliminate bacteria and add some bleach to the washer. for the body clean your whole system go to a natural products store and buy a good cleanse remedy for your internal body. eat healthy, more vegetables, fruits and cereals. this will change your metabolism. drink at least 7 glasses of filtered water each day. (very important, because the body needs clean water to get out all the impurity from inside). eat slow for a good process of the food before you pass it to the digestion process. get some sun everyday at least twice a day for 20 minutes only. do some exercise so you dont get oxidated and the oxigen reach all your body cells. this information is not to offend somebody but some people as they get old they dont care for good habits and their higiene and a healthy life. GOD BLESS EVERYBODY!!!
    laponte7 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • yes , Cucumber Fruit Extract - the natural acids tone and whitens the skin. It conjointly protects the skin from the sun and has anti-inflammatory talents. HTY GoldGlycerin this is often a plant derived ingredient that softens the skin and prevents dryness.Source: - boots no 7 reviews
    alexajeri 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Every human has human body smell. The changes in human body smell in aging people has been tracked to a fatty acidity known as palmitoleic acidity. The individual in the 30 does not secrete a lot of this substance, but once a individual reaches 40, the volume rises immensely. One's human body smell increases as a individual ages due to palmitoleic acidity.
    Dalton 6 Replies
    • November 22, 2012
    • 01:29 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Everybody has own body odor. Taking lots of water also helps to reduce excessive body odor. Water removes out the body toxins through sweating. Eat healthy diet and avoid spicy meal.
    Allendawson 18 Replies
    • November 11, 2013
    • 11:03 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • It must be by 2-NONENAL, which was reported in 2001 (Haze S, Gozu Y, Nakamura S, Kohno Y, Sawano K, Ohta H, Yamazaki K. 2-Nonenal
    newly found in human body odor tends to increase with aging. J Invest Dermatol 2001 Apr;116(4):520-4. PubMed PMID: 11286617) Persimmon Soap may solve the problem. Please search with "Persimmon Soap". Some soap is available from Japan through eBay. A US company at Seattle is also selling their own products. I hope it will help you.
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.