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I'm 7wks preggo & I have no taste at all, why?

I'm 7wks preggo & I have no taste at all, why?

Dysguesia: Or altered sense of taste is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women experience a heightened sense of taste and others a decreased sense. We're not completely sure why--perhaps related to changes in estrogen levels or to swelling at the level of cells or the taste buds. But it happens. And it goes away. So. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Leukemia taste changes?

Leukemia taste changes?

Taste changes: When you are not feeling well (having leukemia) etc - you can have some alteration of the sense of tase. In addition distortion of the sense of taste (dysgeusia) can be also caused by other things like drugs- eg. Antibiotics, asthma treatment, chemotherapy, zinc deficiency etc. ...Read more

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How do taste buds work?

How do taste buds work?

Receptor Cells: The taste receptor cells send information detected by clusters of various receptors and ion channels to the gustatory areas of the brain via the seventh, ninth and tenth cranial nerves.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Taste_bud ...Read more

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Does flaxseed taste good?

Does flaxseed taste good?

Not much flavor: Flax seed are small and do not have much flavor. They can provide a nice crunch when added to foods such as breads and cereals. They are a great source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Loss of taste symptom of?

Loss of taste symptom of?

Chronic sinusitis?: Loss of taste is the number one symptoms of chronic sinus infection or inflammation. You also need to evaluate any medications because they may also contribute to your loss of taste. You should be evaluated for allergies and sinus health. ...Read more

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Why do my urine taste sweet?

Why do my urine taste sweet?

Diabetes?: You may have diabetes. Please go get tested.

The latin for diabetes mellitus means

siphon (diabetes, because you pee so much)
sweet like honey (mellitus: because of all the sugar in your urine). ...Read more

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How are taste buds activated?

How are taste buds activated?

Stimulus: A chemical response from stimulus such as salt, sweet, sour and bitter by specialized receptor cells that get transmitted to your brain. ...Read more

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Can I lose my taste buds forever?

Can I lose my taste buds forever?

Dysgeusia: Is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy. Usually it is transient. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can make vodka taste better?

You can't: The reason that you can't, and you shouldn't, is that you are not old enough to drink. ...Read more

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How do I get my taste buds back?

How do I get my taste buds back?

More info needed....: Your question is very vague... what exactly is the problem? Certain medical conditions and medications can cause loss of taste. Please consult with your local PCP for a physical and a consultation. ...Read more

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What does having bad taste signal?

What does having bad taste signal?

Mullet & platforms?: If you mean bad taste in the mouth, can be due to gum disease, dental disease, sinus problems, occasionally gastrointestinal problems. See dds, floss daily, brush teeth and tongue; maybe see ear, nose, throat doc, maybe see GI doc, if oral exam is ok. Sometimes meds can cause bad taste in mouth too. ...Read more

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When I cough it tastes salty, why?

When I cough it tastes salty, why?

Phlegm: Sounds like you are producing phlegm. I wouldn't get too excited about this unless it is bothering you. If it does, then consider seeing your doctor for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

See Dr.: There are several causes of possible loss of taste, most commonly an infection, viral or bacterial, which may cause this. Smoking and other medical issues are also possible, so if your sense of taste does not return, see your Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can some pills cause loss of taste?

Can some pills cause loss of taste?

Yes.: Clarithromycin in particular causes a taste perversion (everything tastes metallic). Some can also numb the tongue locally, like lidocaine. ...Read more

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Could bulimia make food taste funny?

Could bulimia make food taste funny?

Yes: Anytime you recurrently force yourself to vomit, you can inflame or damage salivary glands so that some digestive enzymes are affected. Bulimia is an eating disorder that over-focuses on food. You need help to recover from this condition -- primary care physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, and nutritionist can all work together as a team. Please see your primary care doctor and begin. ...Read more

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How can I make flaxseed taste better?

Flaxseed: You can add flaxseed to yogurt, smoothies, beverages, cereal & even to ground meats. Be creative. ...Read more

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What affects the taste of your semen?

What affects the taste of your semen?

Here are some. ..: The study on the taste of semen is lacking and this concern carries no weight for clinical significance so it's been not worth to design such a study to specifically address your question up to this time. At best, the taste of semen seems more an issue teasing curiosity and fantasy than clinical practicality. ...Read more

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How can I get my sense of taste back?

How can I get my sense of taste back?

Suggestions: It is unlikely that you have lost your sense of taste, independently, but rather, more likely, you have had a problem with sense of smell, and secondary issues with taste. On occasion, zinc supplements may help, but I would highly recommend a visit to an ENT specialist to get this worked out thoroughly. ...Read more

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Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Not uncommon: Losing sense of taste with aging is quite common. Basically, the nerve endings that give us taste simply wear out. ...Read more

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Can you lose your taste with inhalers?

Can you lose your taste with inhalers?

Taste Loss w/Inhaler: I presume you are speaking of inhalers used for asthma, bronchitis or copd. They have not been shown to cause loss of taste.
Check with your prescribing provider. You'll probably need to go in for a physical to see about possible causes. ...Read more

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I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

See your doctor ASAP: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Why do my burps always taste so acidic?

Why do my burps always taste so acidic?

GERD?: This could be related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). If this is a chronic problem, recommend assessment by your physician. ...Read more

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How can I make healthy food taste good?

How can I make healthy food taste good?

A loaded question!: Meet with Someone like myself in your area to help experiment and develop a menu specifically for your needs. If you have a sweet tooth there are things we can do as well. Salty. ..potassium alternative can help. But there are many options. You tongue and brain will slowly turn around. The benefits are worth it. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol make food taste better?

Why does alcohol make food taste better?

Variable opinion: That is your personal opinion -- many people enjoy a glass of wine with meals. A good selection of wine can enhance the flavors in a meal. However, not everyone agrees or enjoys this. Hoping you drink in moderation. ...Read more

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What do loss of smell and taste suggest?

2 possibilities: Loss of smell is often if not always associated with the loss of taste, even though the taste nerve fibers are functional. The two possibilities for anosmia (loss of smell) are blockage of the roof of the nose by a mass or inflammation, and degeneration of the olfactory nerve, the nerve of smell. I would first check with an ENT doctor to determine blockage and then a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can our taste buds change over time?

Common: Taste can change over time from daily to long term. Most of taste involves the taste buds on tongue. These bumps or papillae on tongue have sensory structures registering different tastes. Theses can be affected daily like burning of tongue which will alter these sensations. Long term illness like dry mouth or treatments for cancer can cause diminished or loss of taste. Also smell influences taste ...Read more

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What does it mean when you taste bitter?

What does it mean when you taste bitter?

MeansYouNeedABath: Oh, YOU have a bitter taste! Well, your question opens a wonderfully bitter can of worms. Taste is complicated. Bitter is one of the five basic tastes the tongue can distinguish. Dental problems aside, there's medications & foods that can leave a bitter taste. Coffee, tea, some herbs leave residues that stick around until you brush. There's a genetic propensity too. See a doc or dentist if it won't go away ...Read more