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Bad Breath and Body Odor

Hello all,
I have a friend that I've known for about a year who seems to have constant body odor and bad breath. When I first meet him, I thought that he just smelled badly because he worked out alot. But, over time I realized that he smelled even without having to work out. He basically smells like bad BO all over his body-- its very strong and noticeble when you get close to him. I took into consideration the possiblilty that he may not be washing himself properly, but found that that notion was quickly ruled out when he took a shower and approx. 20 minutes later he smelled like BO again. He also seems to have a sweating problem, when ever he raises his arms i see sweat rings on his shirt. His body odor also seems to be staying in his clothing. He washes his close, but no matter what I still smell the BO afterwards. I stepped into his car and found that it reeks of his BO.

Along with bad body odors, he seems to have very bad breath. This made me wonder if his problem is not bad BO, but maybe a digestive disorder. Could anyone give me some diagnosis or thoughts as to what is going on with him? Thanks in advance!
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Has a your friend ever gotten hyperhidrosis (a condition of excessive sweating) ruled out?  Stress I believe can make a person tend toward bad breath and body odor.  Hair under the armpits can trap sweat and the bacteria that develops can caus body odor I believe as well.  Constipation can potentially cause bad breath as well.  Parsley and yogurt are things that can help combat halitosis (bad breath) as well as lessening stress.
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