Problems with Taste

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is our sense of taste?
  2. Is there a normal decline in our ability to taste as we grow older?
  3. How common are problems with our sense of taste?
  4. What impact can loss of taste have on an older person's life?
  5. How does normal taste occur?
  6. How many taste sensations do we have?
  7. How do I know if I have a problem with my sense of taste?
  8. What are some of the common causes of taste disorders?
  9. Can I do anything to prevent a taste disorder from occurring?
  10. Can certain medicines cause a problem with taste?
  11. Are there certain medical conditions and/or diseases that are associated with taste disorders?
  12. What should I do if I think I have a problem with my sense of taste?
  13. How are taste disorders diagnosed?
  14. Can taste disorders be treated?
  15. How can I best talk to my doctor about a problem with taste?
  16. How can I improve the taste of food if I lose my sense of taste?
  17. What research is being done on taste disorders?

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