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Who is at risk for ageusia?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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