Can Breath Measure Bodily Health?
- Created: October 27, 2010
- by: admin
For thousands of years, Chinese doctors have used breath as a measure for bodily health. Certain scents in the breath led to diagnosis of conditions ranging from digestive infirmities to reproductive issues. Western medicine has been aware of hidden clues in the breath since the Middle Ages. A sweetish smell of acetone is often the flag for diabetes. Advanced liver disease gives a fishy odor. Kidney failure results in urine-scented exhalations. Researchers now say that breath carries readable information about certain diseases (including cancer) and using breath sensors to capture and analyze breath content may be a whole new frontier for medical testing.