Dr Oz: Why Does My Breath Smell Like Nail Polish Remover? Diabetes?

By on October 17, 2012

Dr Oz: Breath Smells Like Nail Polish Remover or Acetone

Dr Oz said that women are at high risk for three symptoms they may not even notice. To demonstrate one of them, he distributed vials to the audience and asked them to remove the lids and smell what was inside.

One woman said it smelled like nail polish remover, and Dr Oz reminded everyone that it contains acetone. But what does that have to do with your health? Your breath can actually smell like this, Dr Oz pointed out.

Dr Oz: Fruity Tart Breath Diabetes Symptom

Darlene from the audience said it happened to her one day. She said she woke up one morning with an unusual taste in her mouth. The last thing she remembered was getting ready for work, and she woke up at the bottom of a set of steps.

It turns out that Darlene had a “fruity, tarty” taste and smelly breath. This wouldn’t go away when she brushed her teeth. The morning of her incident, she was dizzy and had blurry vision. Eventually, she passed out and woke up at the bottom of the stairs.

Dr Oz: Diabetes Sign – Nail Polish Remover Breath

Dr Oz: Skin Hair Ovarian Cancer Symptom & Sudden Diabetes Symptoms

Dr Oz revealed two sudden symptoms that women need to know. Find out what to watch for that could signal Diabetes (like breath that smells like nail polish remover or acetone) or Ovarian Cancer.

Dr Oz asked Darlene what she thought had happened to her. She initially assumed she missed a step, but as she came to, she wondered if it could be a Perimenopause symptom. She kept going, deciding to get in her car and head to work.

Darlene said she did have frequent urination and was always thirsty. But she said what did set off some red flags for her was sudden sugar cravings. She’d never been a fan of sweets before, but she was starting to need them to get through the day.

Dr Oz: Diabetes Warning Signs

  • Breath smells like nail polish remover (acetone)
  • Frequent urination and thirst
  • Tired all the time
  • Craving for sweets

Darlene was finally diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, which surprised her because she doesn’t have a family history. How did she end up with this condition? How did this happen, and why was her breath a big tipoff?

Dr Oz: Diabetic Ketones & Weight

Dr Oz wanted to show Darlene a demonstration to answer her questions. He did say that it’s common for patients not to know they even have Diabetes, which can make family history inaccurate. Being overweight can also be a huge Diabetes risk factor.

Darlene poured sugar into a flask, which caused a slight foamy reaction representing how the body is supposed to work. But if you are Diabetic, sugar causes a huge overreaction in the body, producing gases and smells, such as the acetone breath Darlene experienced.

The body wastes the excess energy it can’t use. Diabetic Ketones are a huge clue to the condition. These days, Darlene said she’s still getting adjusted to the diagnosis. Dr Oz said that weight loss can make a huge difference in managing Diabetes.

Dr Oz: Chin Hair is an Ovarian Cancer Symptom

Dr Oz also talked with Christine, who had a different sudden warning sign. She noticed chin hairs appearing frequently, seemingly out of nowhere. She had plucked hairs now and then in previous weeks. But the sprouting hair continued to crop up in unexpected and new places. Her husband and friends weren’t alarmed, but this wasn’t sitting right with Christine.

Around the same time, Christine said she had back pain, joint pain and fatigue. She said she got full very easily and thought her health was declining in general. What did her facial hair growth mean?

Dr Oz: Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs

  • Chin Hair & Nose Hair Growth
  • Abdominal Weight Gain & Bloating
  • Bowel Movement Changes
  • Back Pain

These symptoms all add up to a warning for Ovarian Cancer. Dr Oz showed Christine what a normal ovary looks like in the uterus. But with Ovarian Cancer, the ovaries grow into giant sizes and are out of control in the body. Hormonal cysts can produce testosterone, leading to facial hair symptoms.

“It blows my mind to think that I had two of these growing inside of me for two years,” she said. One of her ovaries grew to the size of a small fetus. At 38, she had a Hysterectomy and Chemotherapy. She has now been cancer free for 10 years. Good for her! Hopefully her story can help others know what’s going on with their Ovarian Cancer symptoms.

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