Top
20
Doctor insights on: Inability To Taste

Share
2

2
What increases the risk for ageusia?

What increases the  risk for ageusia?

Smoking, etc: Smoking, neurologic disorders, problems with endocrine system all put one at risk for developing ageusia most of what is perceived as the sense of taste is actually derived from smell. True ageusia is relatively rare compared to hypogeusia — a partial loss of taste — and dysgeusia — a distortion or alteration of taste. ...Read more

3

3
Is there a way to prevent ageusia?

Is there a way to prevent ageusia?

Avoid Causes: Deficiency of vitamin b3 (niacin) and zinc can cause problems with the endocrine system, which may cause taste loss or alteration. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Local damage and inflammation that interferes with the taste buds or local nervous system should be avoided. ...Read more

4

4
Who is at risk for ageusia?

Smokers/Radiation: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Smokers and those who have undergone radiation therapy are at significantly increased risk. Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

5

5
Are there cures for ageusia?

Prevention: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

6

6
When will my ageusia go away?

Unknown: It may fade with time but it could also get worse. It all depends on the underlying cause and what is exacerbating the condition. ...Read more

7

7
How would one manage ageusia?

Define and Treat: Examine for underlying causes and extent of ageusia. Remove irrtitating stimuli. Reassess and once again try to determine etiology and discontinue any suboptimal behavior. ...Read more

8

8
How common is it to get ageusia?

Rare: Most of what is perceived as the sense of taste is actually derived from smell. True ageusia is relatively rare compared to hypogeusia — a partial loss of taste — and dysgeusia — a distortion or alteration of taste. ...Read more

9

9
How will ageusia affect the body?

How will ageusia affect the body?

Very little: With ageusia, you will lose some aspects of your sense of taste. This can be a local condition with no effects on the rest of the body, but can also be associated with some systemic disease so there will be other issues not caused by the ageusia. The major effect might simply be that certain foods will lose their appeal and some may actually be unpleasant. ...Read more

10

10
Can ageusia be caused by lots of illnesses?

Can ageusia be caused by lots of illnesses?

Yes: Neurological disorders such as bell's palsy, familial dysautonomia, and multiple sclerosis cause similar problems. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Ageusia can also be caused by medicinal side-effects from antirheumatic drugs such as penicillamine, antiproliferative drugs such as cisplatin, ace inhibito. ...Read more

11

11
Will ageusia affect women differently than men?

Unlikely: Should affect women much the same way as men. ...Read more

12

12
What are treatment options for ageusia?

What are treatment options for ageusia?

Prevention: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

13

13
Are there alternative and natural treatments for ageusia?

Yes: I'm not sure how effective nay of the are for treating your ageusia. ...Read more

14

14
Can pregnant women get ageusia?

Can  pregnant women get ageusia?

Perhaps partially: Pregnancy related changes may cause certain alterations in taste function. ...Read more

15

15
Can anybody recommend a specialist for anosmia and ageusia?

Can anybody recommend a specialist for anosmia and ageusia?

ENT: An otolaryngologist or ENT should be able to investigate and rule out the potential causes of anosmia and ageusia. ...Read more

16

16
When must one talk to my doctor about ageusia symptoms?

When must one talk to my doctor about  ageusia symptoms?

When you want to get: Ageusia (lost your sense of taste) may indicate a more urgent condition. Call your doctor. ...Read more

17

17
What could cause my inability to reach orgasm?

What could cause my inability to reach orgasm?

Lots of things: Assuming you are a woman, low hormones, poor technique, depression, a hooded clitoris, and many other choices. Never having had an orgasm is different than having had them in the past and not having them anymore. If you are a "never had", get a physical exam. Most women have their first orgasm from masturbation. Ask your doc for help, this can be frustrating and it can be fixed! ...Read more

18

18
Causes of inability to have feeling during sex?

Causes of inability to have feeling during sex?

Sex: This is usually a psychological rather than a physical problem. Suggest you see a clinical psychologist with interest in sex therapy. ...Read more

19

19
What can cause this sudden inability to concentrate?

What can cause this sudden inability to concentrate?

Many things could : Cause an inability to concentrate from stress and anxiety to physical disorders. Speak with your physician and check out the medical possibilities first. If there is not a neurological or physical issue consider psychotherapy to see what emotional things may be interfering with your concentration. ...Read more

20

20
Sudden inability to concentrate, what do you suggest?

Sudden inability to concentrate, what do you suggest?

Need Detective Work!: This sounds very unsettling! as you describe this as sudden, i'd urge u 2 seek out medical care right away 4 a workup so u can get 2 the bottom of this! the doc may refer u 2 medical specialist 4 other workups. After workup(s), if ur medical docs uncover no physical reasons 4 what you're experiencing, it would make sense 2 consult w/ a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist 4 further detective work. ...Read more