taste disorder

taste disorder

Neurology An inability to perceive different flavors Etiology Neurologic defects, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, hepatitis, drugs, chemotherapy
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In addition, older people are more likely to prefer sweet and starchy foods and less protein because of a taste disorder related to zinc deficiency.
A common taste disorder is the phantom taste perception where an unpleasant taste lingers in your mouth.
Long-term follow-up results of electrogustometry and subjective taste disorder after middle ear surgery.
Other findings include: u 71pc of people say tripe is disgusting, while 58pc cannot stomach snails; u School dinners have a lot to answer for - nearly a third of those surveyed hate tapioca and sago; u Lychees are the most unpopular fruit; u Around 7pc of people suffer from a smell or taste disorder, meaning they hate the taste or smell of foods that most people find pleasant; u Most of the foods on the list are animal products but tofu, or soya bean curd, is at number 13; u Everyone is born with a sweet tooth, said University of Washington nutritional expert Professor Adam Drewnowski.
If a particular medication causes smell or taste disorder, the problem can be eliminated by simply discontinuing or changing the medicine.
If a certain medication is the cause of a smell or taste disorder, stopping or changing the medicine may help eliminate the problem.
Zinc deficiency may be associated with some taste disorders, but usually only because a serious medical condition (such as liver or kidney disease) predisposes a person to both the taste disorder and zinc depletion.
Furthermore, an additional indication of Z-103 (Promac([R])) for taste disorder, Z-360 for pancreatic cancer and Z-208 for hepatocellular carcinoma are under development.
By identifying novel genes and molecular pathways involved in shaping a taste cell's function, these findings may someday allow scientists to treat taste disorders, characterize new taste qualities, or even fine-tune a person's taste perception to encourage healthier eating.
sup][19],[20] Taste disorders after middle ear surgery are mostly transient, even when the chorda tympani nerves are bilaterally sectioned.
In some cases, smell and taste disorders may be an early symptom of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's diseases.
Influence of taste disorders on dietary behaviors in cancer patients under chemotherapy.