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Why you should be worried if your breath is fruity and sweet-smelling

Did you know that your breath can tell a lot about your health? Bad breath which is known as halitosis can help medical experts identify various ailments in the body.

Healthline reports that a sweet and fruity odour emanating from your mouth can be linked to Ketoacidosis which is an acute complication of diabetes.

Ketoacidosis occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

The condition develops when your body is unable to produce enough insulin. Without adequate insulin, your body begins to break down fat as fuel. This leads to a build-up of acids in your bloodstream which is referred to as ketones.

Other symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include frequent urination, abdominal pain, confusion, shortness of breath and nausea.

Doctors advise you to carefully monitor your blood sugar levels as this is the only way to ensure your blood sugar level remains within the target range.

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