Dysgeusia, is distortion of the sense of taste.Â It is an abnormality in patient ability to detect the four standard taste stimuli (salt, sweat, sour, bitter) or electric stimuli (electrogustometry). The causes can be drugs, surgery or even idiopathic. In a majority of patients dysgeusia is considered as due to idiopathic causes. A distorted sense of taste can be risk factor for diabetes, stroke, heart disease. The loss of taste can also be sign of degenerative diseases of nervous system such as Parkinson's disease. Taste disorder can cause us to eat too much sugar or salt to make our food better which leads some change in body conditions such as high blood pressure.
KEYWORDS:Dysgeusia, hypogeusia, taste disorder, taste quality.
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