Male Organ Odor - Poor Hygiene, or Medical Condition

Male Organ Odor: Poor Hygiene, or
Medical Condition?
Managing male organ health is important for a man, and while it generally is
not something that is especially time-consuming, it pays off. As every man
knows, one of the most common issues involves male organ odor. When the
odor is especially strong and unpleasant, it can create problems with partners
and potential partners; it can also simply be embarrassing to a man in social
situations if a fishy male organ odor wafts out from underneath his clothing.
There can be multiple factors behind a persistent male organ odor; one of the
lesser-known of these is a disorder called trimethylaminuria.
What is trimethylaminuria?
The word “trimethylaminuria” is a daunting mouthful. Perhaps for that
reason, the condition is often commonly referred to by the (very appropriate)
name “fish odor syndrome.” As one might surmise, a person with
trimethylaminuria emits an odor with a pronounced fishy smell to it. This
smell is not restricted to the member but can in fact be a total body odor
situation. But in men, it’s often stronger when emanating from the manhood.
Trimethylaminuria is a genetic disorder, which means it is something a
person is born with rather than something he catches from someone or
something else. Typically, a person inherits this disorder when both of his
parents carry the gene for it. However, that does not mean that every person
born from two carriers will have the condition.
When a person has trimethylaminuria, their body lacks the ability to
properly convert a compound called trimethylamine into something called
trimethylamine oxide. Trimethylamine is a naturally-occurring compound
that comes from the food we eat. In most people, when trimethylamine
enters the digestive process, it gets converted into trimethylamine oxide and
is dispersed that way. When it does not get converted, it builds up in the
body. As it does so, it releases the strong, fishy odor that gives the condition
its nickname. That odor can be found on the skin (thanks to sweat) and often
in the breath, urine and reproductive fluid.
Fortunately, trimethylaminuria is a rare condition – and it is even rarer
among men than among women. But some men do have it, and it can make
for a decidedly unpleasant male organ odor situation.
What to do
While the odor associated with trimethylaminuria is unpleasant and
problematic, the condition does not cause any damage or true health
concerns. There is no cure for it, so people with this disorder must learn to
manage it as well as possible.
Typically, management concentrates on making sure hygiene is maintained
at an appropriately high level. This might include numerous baths or
showers each day. Often, individuals will utilize perfumes, colognes or other
scents to help mask the odor. This can be very problematic when the odor is
manhood-based, as the delicate skin down there can be damaged by
exposure to such chemicals.
Some doctors recommend treatment via antibiotics (in low doses). Other
treatment options include making dietary changes that help reduce the odor.
One study recommends supplements of activated charcoal and copper
chlorophyllin to help manage the issue.
Even men without trimethylaminuria may suffer from a significant male
organ odor problem, so utilizing a first rate male organ health creme (health
professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven
mild and safe for skin) regularly is advised. A crème with vitamin A can
supply anti-bacterial properties that reduce the odor-causing impact of some
bacteria in the private area. In addition, the crème should contain a powerful
antioxidant that can strengthen the skin and therefore make it resistant to
other odor-causing topical issues. Alpha lipoic acid, which battles oxidative
stress, is an excellent antioxidant to look for in a crème.