Taste changes may include the complete loss of taste (ageusia), partial loss of taste (hypogeusia), a distorted sense of taste (dysgeusia), such as a metallic taste, or an unpleasant or revolting taste (cacogeusia).
A decrease in or loss of taste is common in older adults. It is part of the normal aging process and may be caused by:
Other factors that may cause taste change include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MDAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMay 7, 2017
Current as of: May 7, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& David Messenger, MD & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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