DRHC Dubai Blogs

 Are taste disorders common Dubai ENT clinic

Are taste disorders common?

Taste disorders are:

Defined as Reduced or disability 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 complete loss to detect any tastes,
  • Some people who complain of a loss of taste are experiencing a loss of smell instead of a loss of taste.
  • Using hot, spicy, or a variety of food mixtures may reduce the experience of the taste disorders

 Are 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 with taste disability
  • Upper respiratory tract infection can affect the smelling sense
  • Middle ear infection; because the small nerve which transfers the taste sense (corda tympani) passes into the tympanic cavity
  • Head and neck radiotherapy affects the taste buds on the tongue
  • Certain chemicals exposure, antibiotics, and other medication can reduce the taste ability of head trauma
  • Some types 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.

Book an Appointment


Share By

Join Our Newsletter

Join over 2,000 other marketing pros in subscribing to the award-winning our Blog.

Leave a comment

Popular Articles