Taste symptoms Overview

Taste symptoms are abnormalities of the sense of taste, such as loss of taste (hypogeusia), metallic taste, bitter taste, and so on. Taste is closely related to the sense of smell and there are various taste changes from smell problems (e.g. blocked nose) or smell abnormalities (e.g. anosmia). Taste disorders may have simple causes (e.g. unusual foods, smoking, age-related decline) or a variety of underlying disorders (e.g. vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency, nerve disorders), and many other causes. Taste changes may also occur in respiratory illness due to postnasal drip (e.g. common cold, sinusitis). The taste of blood may cause an abnormal taste, much like a metallic taste, such as caused by nosebleeds, gum bleeding, or other oral bleeding (see “blood in sputum”).

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