6 Causes of Bad Body Odor

Already diligent in bathing and using deodorant, but the body still emits an unpleasant odor? In fact, the cause of body odor is not just because of excessive sweating, you know. Some people even still emit a bad odor despite spending all day in an air-conditioned room. Why is that? Here are some causes of body odor that you need to know.

In the medical world, body odor (BB) is also known as bromhidrosis. Although body odor often appears when the body is sweating a lot. But the real cause of body odor is bacteria. Human sweat is basically odorless. Body odor arises when bacteria in the body meet with sweat and convert sweat to acid. Bacteria that often cause body odor are anaerobic. This bacterium can multiply through sweat as its medium. Well, body odor appears as a result of the breakdown of keratin protein. By bacteria on the surface of your skin.

Apart from bacteria, there are several other factors that cause a person more at risk of having body odor:

1. Overweight or Obesity

People who are overweight or obese usually tend to have body odor. This is because fat people have many hidden pores in their body folds. The area is usually warm, steamy, and dark so that the bacteria that causes body odor can develop rapidly there. As a result, an unpleasant odor appears.

2. Infection

Infected skin can also cause body odor. Bacteria found in infected skin can produce sweaty berurea. Sweat is what ultimately causes unpleasant odors to appear. So, if there is a part of your skin that has an infection it should be addressed. Immediately so that microorganisms bacteria do not grow.

3. Foods consumed

Food and drinks that you consume can also affect the scent of your body, you know. The nutrients contained in food are good for health. However, certain foods also contain substances that can cause body odor.

Shallots, garlic, and curry are the most popular causes of body odor because they contain alisin. Broccoli, cabbage, brussels, and other vegetables. That is included in the cruciferous family, it can also make the sweat produced by the body smell bad. That is due to the sulfur and sulfide content contained in it.

4. Disease

Sometimes, the appearance of excessive sweating can also be a sign of certain diseases, one of them like diabetes. People with high levels of diabetes usually have difficulty controlling blood sugar levels. So to replace glucose, the body uses fat as a substitute fuel. Well, this process will produce acidic compounds in considerable amounts. In addition to diabetes, other diseases that can also cause BB include kidney failure. Low blood sugar levels, liver, and metabolic dysfunction.

5. Consumption of Certain Medicines

Some certain drugs have side effects, which makes the body produce excessive sweating when consumed. The causative drugs, body odor include antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants. Consuming excessive doses of aspirin and acetaminophen can also result in the production of excessive sweating.

6. Metabolism Disorders

Apart from illness, the problem of body odor that you experience can also be caused by trimethylaminuria. The condition of trimethylaminuria is a metabolic disorder. Which the body loses the ability to break down the hormone trimethylamine found in certain foods. This undivided hormone will then be excreted through sweat, urine, and breath. So that the sufferer will have a strong fishy odor.

Body odor due to trimethylaminuria cannot be overcome simply by bathing and using deodorant. The sufferer needs to avoid foods that contain trimethylamine, take antibiotics, and use sour soap to eliminate unpleasant odors.

Well, those are some of the factors that cause bad body odor. If you have other health problems, just ask the experts directly through the application. You can discuss all your complaints and ask for recommendations from your doctor via Video/Voice Call. And Chat anytime and anywhere.

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Note it! These are 5 Reasons for Bad Breath when Wearing a Mask

Have you ever realized that wearing a mask can cause bad breath? If so, that means you are a ‘victim’ of halitosis.

According to Academi General Dentistry, up to 80 million people experience chronic bad breath. However, bad breath can also be a sign of illness and condition, some of which are serious.

Here are 5 main reasons why your mouth smells:

1. Do not brush teeth properly

Poor dental care is a major cause of bad breath. When food is trapped between your teeth and under your gums. Bacteria are busy breaking it down, leaving a foul-smelling gas.

One way to find out if your mouth is smelling is by flossing your teeth and kissing it. If there is a bad odor in the thread, it means that your breath smells, the dentist said.

The fix is to brush your teeth using fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Dessert liquid and gum can only cover up the odor for a while, but they don’t reduce bacteria.

2. Eat or drink something that smells

Coffee, garlic, fish, eggs, onions, spicy foods can easily cause bad breath.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, allyl methyl sulfide in coffee, onions. And garlic can survive in your bloodstream and are expelled by breath for up to 72 hours after consumption.

Overcome by eating other foods such as lemons, parsley. And fresh fruits or vegetables to stimulate the production of saliva, which can clean the dirt in the mouth.

3. Eat sweet foods

Sugar is a food that bacteria like very much in the mouth and can leave a smell. Dentists recommend consuming regular chocolate because it has less sugar than candy.

4. Low-carb diets

Eating lots of protein and a little carbohydrate forces your body into ketosis ‘mode’, when the body’s system starts burning fat cells for energy.

This process creates a waste product called ketone, which is excreted in urine and breath. Drinking enough water can get ketones out of the body.

5. Breathe through the mouth

At night, saliva production decreases, which is why you wake up with bad breath. Even after diligently brushing your teeth.

Breathing or snoring can make the mouth drier, and cause breathing to smell more. This condition is called xerostomia. This can also occur when you use a mask.

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Behind the Fresh Smell of the Land After the Rain

That evening when I was enjoying a cup of coffee with my family on the back porch of the house. I suddenly missed something. Rain. Yes, my city hasn’t been raining for a long time.

Actually, it’s not just the rain that I miss. But also the fresh and distinctive smell when it starts to wet the ground. The momentum of copying in the afternoon feels perfect if coupled with the smell of the smell.

But later I learned that the fresh and unpretentious aroma was not because the soil was soaked by rainwater. Then, what is the cause of the smell that is often many people?

Recent research shows that the scent is a ‘chemical compound’ that bacteria use to attract tiny arthropods. For more than 400 million years.

When was this research discovered?

Indeed, since the 1960s scientists have known about the ‘chemical compounds. Behind the creation of aromas. from the ground when it was only wet with rain called geosmin. Only researchers have now discovered that might be an explanation of what the odor’s purpose was actually created.

It turned out that not only me (humans) were sensitive to this geosmin. But also many animals and other insects including flies, camels, and others.

The bacteria responsible for this odor are in the genus Streptomyces. Which is famous for producing unique chemical byproducts. Which form the basis of many compounds in antibiotics, antifungal, and anticancer drugs.

But each of these unique compounds is only made by a fraction of the more than 500 species. Known in the genus. However, 120 of the 122 species studied by researchers have genes to produce geosmin.

The facts

Show that bacteria make geosmin to give them certain benefits because otherwise, they might make it.

The geosmin that accompanies these bacterial spores, present in large quantities in soils throughout the world. Experts suspect it could be a signal to some animals or insects that might help spread the spores.

To see what creatures are attracted to the scent. The research team created a network of sticky traps in the Alnarp forest, Sweden. Some were given Streptomyces bait and other traps were given a kind of soy flour.

Infield experiments and in this laboratory. The pungent smell of geosmin, and another compound called 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB). Which was released by the Streptomyces colony turned out to attract small six-legged arthropods or called springtails came in droves.

What about research?

The researchers even inserted electrodes into springtails’ antennas. Because the ‘antenna’ moves every time the chemical smells. The researchers conclude that springtails adjust the antenna specifically towards geosmin and 2-MIB.

The results showed that these organisms evolved together to form a symbiotic relationship. Streptomyces uses geosmin to ‘ring the dining bell’ for hungry springtails. Which eat bacteria, and in return these six-legged arthropods spread bacterial spores far and wide.

Springtails spread the spores they have eaten through their droppings while what is sticking to their bodies is only peeling.

So it’s like a bird analog that eats the fruit of a plant. They get food but they also distribute seeds, which are beneficial to plants.

There is also evidence that the bacteria genus Streptomyces apparently prefers springtail to convey their spores. Why? Because of the many compounds produced by Streptomyces, many are deadly to fungi, insects, and nematodes.

Another case with Springtails. Arthropods were separated from the insect family about half a billion years ago and have enzymes. That is able to deal with many chemical compounds Streptomyces.

So, these small primitive animals play an important role in completing the life cycle of Streptomyces. One of the most important sources of antibiotics known to science.

The researchers write that this symbiotic relationship is likely hundreds of millions of years old. So, the next time you smell the earth after the rain, bring your imagination to the time of the dinosaurs. Because the same smell actually has been smelled since ancient times.

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Dirty and Smelly, Fill in the Wallet Who Knew

Families who work as farmers are invisible less special to their children and most of them in general. Much more classy. And proud if parents can wear official uniforms bearing the logo of government institutions. Military, health, and others. Destiny was never announced at the beginning. That is why the beauty of the art of life is always full of mysteries. And is the secret of Allah Almighty.

Early on, a little offensive about the profession. There is absolutely no intention to suggest or stunt a person’s profession. However, I want to give a bit of happiness from the profession of a farmer who is identically dirty. Shoulder, and low educated.

Life of a Peasant Child

Born as a farmer child always feels synonymous with distress and concern. That’s what the authors feel since childhood.

On Sundays off, parents take them to the “matun” field (pulling grass). When school holidays arrive when it is time for “mbudak” (rice fragrant out of the stem) rice is ordered to wait for the rice to be eaten by birds. The hand holds the slingshot and the pocket of its contents is stone. And after the rice harvest is asked to help to dry. And to wait for the rice to be more or less four days. Not free and little to come work.

That is only a part of the little farmer’s work that the writer illustrates. Even though there are many other jobs. Such as “stretching” (planting corn/green beans/soybeans) in the fields/fields. Suctioning water to flow through the fields. To waiting for seeds at night so they are not eaten by rats.

Feeling confined and not as free as children in general. Again playing in the fields. Vacation in the fields then takes a bath in the river. Different and not as beautiful as when imagining a holiday of friends who are the same age whose parents work as employees. Departing on the schedule, in the morning can warming vehicles in the yard. Every month the salary has been transferred and when he has a pension fund.

Every week he goes to the shopping center. Toys on water rides that have slides and were to rinse. Even when on vacation at home. His hands do not hold slingshot with stones but hold PS sticks. And a collection of the latest games.

A striking difference that is still recorded clearly if the flashback to the back.

Before vs Now

Previously, farmers were still not familiar with the technology and civilization of the times. Hoe in the fields using a hoe for days. Matun (pulling grass) using your hands is also for days. Harvesting rice using ani-ani and or can also be dos (a traditional rice harvester that is nailed and rotated using a bicycle pedal).

At present hoeing to prepare new planting season land does not need to spend days using a hoe. There is a tractor that has only been able to flatten for 30 minutes. And the results are ready to be planted.

Matun, eliminating grass or weeds no longer requires a lot of people and using hands to clean the grass. Ally and ally plus (grass pesticides) are now available. Its use is also very easy. Pour the pesticide into the spray ladder and spray in the morning. In a period of five hours, the grass will wither by itself until it dies on the spot.

When the rice harvest season arrives, no need to use ani-ani ordos. There is already a modern rice harvester, a blower. This tool is the result of innovation from a workshop that uses diesel engines as its main power. And recently there has been a combined harvester (rice harvester). Produced by heavy equipment companies to answer the challenges of technological advances in agriculture.

It is these facilities which are increasingly here that make farmers. Especially the writer’s parents, feel helped and eager because they can cut time and ease the workload. So that it can develop and build life infrastructures. One of them is education.

Build Education from Agriculture

Parents who work as farmers, although experience and insight are not as extensive as those who work as non-farmers. Alhamdulillah, awareness in education is a top priority.

Still remember very well since childhood, parents especially fathers have the principle of “Tame Jina”. Meaning siji children, siji scholars mean every one child, one scholar. If you look at the condition of the first principle of the father. And his ideas are quite imposing and as if it were a patent. It was impossible to materialize.

If talking about mathematical calculations is definitely impossible. The income from farming only comes when the harvest arrives. Not to mention the production costs that have been incurred. And used again to prepare for the new planting period (MTB). Plus to support their daily needs (caring for three children) and care for farming.

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Variety of World Community Reactions to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Various public reactions emerged against the Covid-19 pandemic. Public places, schools, and offices are closed. Work obstructed. Event canceled.

No wonder the public considers the emergence of the coronavirus as a very harmful plague.

Even though Covid-19 has had a lot of negative impacts for most people. There are also some that show interesting responses.

The following are the various reactions and attitudes of the community towards Covid-19 which Glints have summarized.

1. Build Relationships Again

Quoted from Forbes, many people assume that the Covid-19 pandemic is able to encourage people to rebuild their relationships with others.

In previous days, someone might lose a lot of time to gather with family because they are too busy working.

There are also those who did not have time to greet their close relatives.

However, now many people have begun contacting people they had not previously met. Of course, that doesn’t mean visiting him physically, yes.

More people work from home which makes them relatively more free than usual.

The time available is utilized as well as possible to rebuild the relationship.

The relationship can be rebuilt through communication using video calls, chat, or other means.

2. Improved Earth Conditions

Other people’s reaction to Covid-19 is the emergence of the assumption that the condition of the earth is improving.

Prompt #DiRumahSaja makes the use of vehicles decrease dramatically followed by a drastic reduction in air pollution.

As for many school buildings and offices that are not operating, pollution is reduced.

The BBC writes, since the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, the water in the Venice canals has become cleaner. The skies are clean in major cities, and carbon emissions have declined sharply.

No one knows whether the improved condition of the earth will last long.

However, at least right now the earth is in far better condition than before.

3. Increased Social Soul

Covid-19 pandemic is an epidemic spreading throughout the world. This outbreak is of mutual concern.

Therefore, it is proper for everyone to look after each other. And support to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Various efforts have been made, such as distributing masks, basic necessities, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for those in need.

There are many ways to help others, one of which is through crowdfunding systems on various platforms.

Everyone can contribute a little fortune to help others who are struggling and affected by Covid-19.

4. Reflection

Most of the community routines changed dramatically when experiencing Covid-19 pandemic.

Usually, people spend a lot of time at school, campus, office, or the road. We can go to the gym, eat in restaurants, and watch movies.

However, at this time we really break away from our usual routine.

Many people assume that this is the right time to reflect on what, how, and why we carry out these routines.

This reflection can lead to the conclusion of what we will do after the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

5. Adaptation

Like it or not, everyone must try to adapt to the corona pandemic.

Some work from home (WFH), looking for new jobs, up to working 24 hours to handle Covid-19. Everything is done for survival.

No one knows how they will be after the pandemic ends.

But certainly, Covid-19 has trained humans to adapt to bad situations that had never been thought of before.

That is the 5th reaction of the people to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, the reaction is, we must join hands in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

We can also see our surroundings, is there anyone who is seriously affected by this pandemic?

Hopefully, the Covid-19 pandemic will pass soon.

If you want to discuss Covid-19 and career issues, you can join the Glints Community. It’s easy, you can sign up first here!

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This Cause You Must Be Wary of Hoaxes

This is the first time I feel handsome and not very experienced. How is it possible that usually not confused when trying to get on an airplane. It turns out to be confused about the seven rounds.

Even in my mind, “you are senile, you know that the airport kog is confused but you are confused. (You are already senile, you usually go to the airport, but you are acting awkwardly).”

In my heart, I laughed with amusement. If it continues I can be ashamed because everyone who wants to get on a plane. Should understand flight rules and procedures. How come this is just confused like a daze.

Inwardly, am I really too old, how could I get confused when I want to get on an airplane? Even though I have used this mode of air transportation so many times. Hopefully, I am not in a senile state because according to my grandmother’s enlightenment. I should still be productive and able to adjust to existing situations and conditions.

Understandably at a young age, and so much information is spread on social media. The incident should have made me laugh and be ashamed to not happen.

Surprised by the rapid change of Radin Inten II Airport.

About a year ago I set foot on a plane that first entered the Radin Inten II airport in Lampung. Because I was participating in training activities. So I should have fully understood the experience of using airplanes and trinkets.

Unfortunately, this time I looked like a fool because when I entered the airport. Understandably because I did not realize. The runway of this aircraft is so beautiful because it continues to be poked by the government. And coincidentally when reconstruction was carried out. I tread the yard when part of it was still being worked on and not yet at the finishing stage. Maybe because of changes and reconstruction here and there, as a result of I was a potential user to be confused. No wonder if I really have to ask some airport officers who are still on standby there. Like when I entered the parking lot it turned out through the wrong lane. As a result, I also seemed confused and repeatedly warned by other travelers.

It was a very shameful experience and not worth repeating.

Actually the destination to the airport, not intending to leave at that time. But I do not remember that now can be directly online. Many ticket sales platforms or applications are available on the Google Play Store. Strangely maybe because I was nervous, I also asked a figure I didn’t recognize. And I believe what is said that tickets can be bought at the airport. Well, because of that inaccuracy, I feel misled by invalid information.

And because of this curiosity, I also asked if there were ticket sales at the airport. It turned out that the results were zero. At the airport, I did not find a ticket sales counter because it had closed a few months ago. There are areas outside the airport apparently also closed.

Incidentally, there is an airport officer who offers ticket booking. But I then refused because I was not sure about the people I just knew. Even though inside the check-in room itself there is a special counter for ticket purchases for passengers. Who wants to get the remaining tickets, or by chance a prospective passenger who booked turned out to cancel it. Well, in that trapped situation tickets could be bought for the next flight.

Unfortunately many things that make us not want to confirm the news delivered to others. Alias ​​we believe too much what people say without checking and re-checking. The address of misinformation can be fatal. Where departures are supposed to be on time. Eh apparently have to miss the flight and have to look for tickets on the next flight.

Do not easily believe the news circulating

In our lives, we often find news that is easily spread on our mobile homepage. Good news originating from online media that has not been verified. Fraud SMS, and callers in the name of certain parties who want to deceive their victims.

The news disseminators basically want to cheat or get profit. One of them can ensnare victims. Want to blackmail the victims and use their negligence for the sake of rupiah.

As in the case of a teacher who suddenly gets the news, there is a training location. So far away that it costs a lot of money. Feeling obliged to follow him, he also just trusted that information. Moreover, those who call claim to be from the relevant department.

What makes it awkward and suspect is when the callers or fraudsters. Go straight to the point asking for a transfer of some money.

For someone who is easy to believe without confirming, the figure will easily become a potential victim. And if the information is true. Of course, it must be confirmed by the direct supervisor and the department that usually deals with official travel. From there they can find information about whether the news is true. Or googling and looking for related information, is that information true.

Now, if we believe the information is valid. Then we must contact the parties who are indeed authorized so that the information can really be trusted.

To be sure, in the digital age. All new information will be easy to find that maybe just fake news or hoaxes. But a wise person will always look for the truth of that information. So that things don’t happen that are not desirable and become victims of irresponsible people.

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Social Experiments Amid the Complex Indonesian Political Feel

It is undeniable that the atmosphere leading up to the election like today is getting hotter and hotter. Indonesian society seems to be divided into two camps, one is Jokowi’s camp, the other is Prabowo’s camp. Plus the presence of social media that feels increasingly adds “hot” political nuances in Indonesia. Just because it’s invisible, people don’t hesitate to mock one another, insult, and knock each other down.

The tension is even more depressing, not limited to gimmick or confession in cyberspace. Many people have to lose friends or family. And fight just because of different political choices. Not too long ago there was news that the body had to be moved. Only because the owner of the tomb had a different political choice!

A Group of Students Making Social Experiment Video

In the midst of the complicated nuances of politics in Indonesia at this time. A group of MA Al-Muddatsiriyah students, Jakarta, made a social experiment that made the heart cool. What was their viral experiment like?

A group of students who are members of the MA Al-Muddatsiriyah journalism is making a video of social experiments. Related to differences in political choices which are currently hot and hot

Students at MA Al-Muddatsiriyah (MA MDSR) created a social experiment video titled “My Handshake If Our Political Choices Are Different”. In the 10-minute video, 3 students stand on the pedestrian bridge, each carrying a board with different writing. One of the writings: “I support candidate pair 01, but if you support candidate pair 02 please shake my hand”. Another opposite and the board in the middle contains the signatures of those who shake their hands.

Their video conducting a social experiment caught the attention of citizens. And apparently unexpectedly, many also shook their hands.

Behind the barbaric attitude of people when it comes to political choices. Apparently there are still many who long for peace on this motherland. As evidenced by the many people who shake the hands of the students.

At the beginning of the video, there was indeed no one who was willing to shake hands. Maybe at the thought “what are these boys doing?”, And they just walked away. But after there was 1 person who started, the others became follow-up. This video is viral and widely discussed in cyberspace.

What did We get From Thos Video?

Yes because after all, we are standing on the same ground, struggling amid the same problems. So, what is the point of being hostile just because of different political choices??

Apart from the fact that there were no advantages. Splitting up so that some camps actually made us as a nation look weak in the eyes of the world. Fear that such a situation will, in fact, be exploited by other countries for personal gain. Instead, we must remain compact and united. Whatever the situation and however diverse we are. Do not just because of different political choices. We become like sparking conflict. It is even sadder if the families fight because of the different choices. Even before the election chaos. They just got along well together.

Guys, different choices are not your sin. Want to choose 01 or 02 is fine. Of course, each of you has your own considerations. No need to look for other people’s choice of loopholes. Whoever the leader is, let us pray together so that Indonesia can become better in the future. ‘If Indonesia is more prosperous and victorious. We are also the ones who feel it.

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