Thursday, August 24, 2006

Smells Fishy!

Icky!!!And for all my GF's that give me shit for calling them fishes...seafood lovers..etc heres the facts...

A lady had this horrible body odor.... it was so bad people couldn't be around her. But the thing was she couldn't smell it. People describe it as the smell of dead fish. Anyway, she lived most of her life with this, never knowing when it was going to come on or how to make it go away. Eventually she googled "fishy body odor" and found out it was a disease called "Trimethylaminuria" .

Trimethyaminuria is a metabolic disorder in which an individual is not able to break down trimethylamine, the compound that gives fish their fishy odor, into smaller compounds. Consequently, trimethylamine accumulates in the body and is then released in the person's sweat, urine and breath, giving off a strong fishy odor.Trimethyaminuria, also known as Fish Odor Syndrome, Fish Malodor Syndrome and Stale Fish Syndrome, has been around for centuries, but has only gained scientific recognition and support in the past 30 years. Some people with trimethyaminuria have a strong odor all the time, but most have a moderate smell that varies in intensity over time.The syndrome seems to be more common in women than men, but scientists do not know why. Scientists suspect that female sex hormones, such as progesterone and/or estrogen, aggravate symptoms. There are several reports that the condition in women worsens around puberty, just before and during menstrual periods, after taking oral contraceptives, and around menopause.

And who would ever think I would have a vagie pic on my blog....OMG!!! Isnt it pretty? LOL!!!


Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I don't know, it looks a little scary to me. And I always thought they smelled bad.

Anonymous said...

Tuna Tuna Tuna....GROSS!!!