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What increases the risk for ageusia?
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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