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In the last few weeks odours from my wife have changed, she

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in the last few weeks odours from my wife have changed, she has developed what I would call an aged persons odour. I have read some newspaper articles about changing smells could be a sign of disease.
She is only 60 and showers every day, it is not a sweat smell. I don't want to bring this up as she would be really upset, can you give me any advice
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Your worries are justified.If not change in diet, then this does some problem.Diabetes or high blood sugar can change the metabolic process in the body producing this odor.Thyroid gland disorder also can cause odor.Liver disease is another major concern.Hence, simple blood tests like fasting blood sugar, liver function test, serum electrolytes, serum TSH level should be checked by her GP. Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile: