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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Ageusia

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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

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Are there alternative and natural treatments for ageusia?

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

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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

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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

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Can pregnant women get ageusia?

Can  pregnant women get ageusia?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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