Problems with Taste
Frequently Asked Questions
13. Can losing your sense of taste be serious?
Yes. Losing your sense of taste can be more than a quality-of-life issue. Loss of taste deprives us of an early warning system that most of us take for granted. Taste helps us detect spoiled food or beverages and, for some, the presence of food to which they are allergic. Perhaps more serious, loss of the sense of taste also can lead to depression and a reduced desire to eat.