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Thyroid Losing Sense Of Taste
I have hypo-thyroidism, i take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) i have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. how can i safely lose the weight as fast as possible?
Weight Gain: Certainly Thyroid may be causing some of your issues too. Safely, exercise and dieting with decreased carbs and fats will make you lose, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. If you are unable to lose, discuss with your Dr. as approved weight loss meds ar available, but they need to monitored regularly by the Dr., and used with an exercise program and diet as well. ...Read more
Yes you can: You can help youself by not smoking, cosuming chewing tobacco, not using coccaine or other illicit drugs.Getting treated for nasal allergies and sinus infections properly, and not using long term over the counter nasal decongestants, and having regular dental check ups, brushing and flossing properly. ...Read more
Response: The usual cause for loss of taste is loss of sense of smell, and in some cases zinc supplements can reverse much of the problem. Yet, would be prudent for you to have a thorough evaluation by an Otolaryngologist, as sometimes, sinus issues are causing difficulties which can be readily reversed. ...Read more
Nasal issues often: Most of taste is influenced by sense of smell. Whatever decreases that, e.g. A cold, sinus infection, polyp, etc can affect taste as well. Sometimes effect after head trauma, cranial nerve issues, local problems after e.g. Radiation rx-"mouth blindness", unlikely tumors, etc. See md, check for problems that may be easily rx'd. Specialized care is available in research centers for tough cases. ...Read more
It could temporarily: Diminish those senses. But that should return as you improve. ...Read more
Blocked Nose: Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential. Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more
I've been slowly losing my sense of taste and over the last few days it's almost disappeared. No new medications... Any thoughts or concerns?
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