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Are taste disorders common ?

Taste disorders are:

Defined as Reduced or dis ability to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty things.

Type of Taste disorders 

  • Hypogeusia, a reduced ability to taste sweet, sour, bitter, salty,
  • Dysgeusia is a condition in which a foul, salty, or metallic taste sensation
  • Ageusia is the completely loss to detect any tastes,
  • Some people who complaining of sense of taste are experiencing a loss of smell instead of a loss of taste.
  • Using hot , spicy ,or variety food mixture may reduce the experience of the taste disorders

 Are the taste disorders common ?

15 % of the people are suffering from taste reduction, but most of them seek doctors help, as well as so many are confused between taste and smell disorder

Cause of Taste problems

  • Congenital: it is rare to be born by taste disability
  • Upper respiratory tract infection can affect the smell sense
  • Middle ear infection; because the small nerve which transfer the taste sense   (corda tympani) pass intra tympanic cavity
  • The head and neck radiotherapy, affect the The taste buds on the tongue
  • Certain chemicals exposure , antibiotics and other medication can reduce the taste ability head trauma
  • Some type of surgery to the ear, nose, and throat, may affect the taste
  • Poor oral hygiene, and dental problems.
  • Most cases of  taste disorders are curable when the underlying cause is diagnosed and treated.

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