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Explain problems with taste? What are causes and symptoms?

Decrease in taste is a common manifestation of:
– Gastro esophageal reflux disease
– Salivary gland infection
– Sinusitis
– Poor dental hygiene
– Even certain medicines
• The medical term for a complete decrease in taste is ageusia.
• A partial loss in taste is referred to as dysgeusia.

• Lack of taste is attributed to the interruption of the transfer of taste sensations to the brain.
• It could be an issue with the way the brain interprets these sensations.
• Although taste complaints are common, complete decrease in taste is rare.
• Heartburn or gastric reflux is a very common root cause of a lack of taste.

Other mouth or tongue disorders include:
– Mouth ulcers
– Cancer
– Damage because of tobacco use
– May lead to decrease of taste
• Decrease of taste can also be result of certain medicines and radiation treatments.
• These medications can be like antibiotics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.

Seek immediate medical care in the event you experience loss of taste along with other serious symptoms, like:
– Difficulty breathing
– High fever
– Sudden weakness
– Vision changes
– Difficulty thinking clearly

Loss in taste may accompany other symptoms affecting this enzymatic system including:
• Abdominal pain
• Bloating
• Cough
• Heartburn
• Indigestion

Decrease of taste may accompany symptoms related salivary glandular disease including:
• Decreased power to start to sing
• Xerostomia
• Fever
• Pain within your face or mouth
• Redness over the side on the face or even the upper neck
• Raw throat
• Swelling on the face or neck
• Nasal and sinus symptoms

Decrease of taste may accompany symptoms relevant to nasal and sinus conditions including:
• Fever
• Headaches
• Pain
• Tenderness
• Swelling
• Pressure around the eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
• Postnasal drip
• Pharyngitis
• Stuffy nose or nasal congestion
• Nutrient deficiency symptoms

Decrease in taste may accompany symptoms relevant to scarcity of certain nutrients including:
• Brittle nails
• Diarrhea
• Fatigue
• Hair thinning
• Lack of appetite
• Rash
• Tongue changes

Seek immediate health care if you, or someone you might be with, have loss of taste along with serious symptoms including:
• Changes in vision or speech
• High fever
• Numbness somewhere from the body
• Weakness on one side on the body
• Inflammation
• Infection with the upper respiratory system
• Sinuses
• Mouth and tongue

Symptoms may arise from:
• Inflammatory conditions
• Infections
• Diseases that affect the flavors buds of the tongue

Other conditions that might cause loss of taste includes:
• Gastro esophageal reflux disease
• Mouth infections or abscess
• Poor oral cleanliness
• Irradiation
• Salivary gland infection
• Sinus infection
• Sjogren’s syndrome
• Tobacco use

Other factors that causes decrease in taste are:
Decrease of taste can be brought on by other conditions including:
• Glossitis
• Oral candidiasis
• Vitamin B12 deficiency
• Zinc deficiency
• Serious or life-threatening causes of lack of taste which includes:
– Brain tumor
– Head trauma
– Oral cancer
– Stroke

Discover the underlying reason of the taste disorder to lessen the risk of potential complications like:
• Dehydration
• Excessive weight-loss
• Malnutrition
• Paralysis
• Spread of cancer
• Spread of infection

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