Why am I losing my taste and smell?
Some loss of taste and smell is natural with aging, especially after age 60.
However, other factors can contribute to loss of taste and smell, including: Nasal and sinus problems, such as allergies, sinusitis or nasal polyps.
Certain medications, including beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)
Why have I lost my sense of taste?
In many cases, the cause is temporary, such as an infection that inflames the nasal passages. Treating the underlying condition should make the symptoms go away. Some underlying causes, such as chemical exposure, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging, may cause a permanent loss of taste.
How can I revive my taste buds?
How to revive your taste buds in later life
- Drink plenty of water.
- Try and avoid using mouthwashes which contain chlorohexdine.
- Chew your food more – Chewing increases salivation, which in turn will increase the amount of chemicals released from the food, so taste sensation will improve.
What does loss of taste indicate?
The decreased ability to taste certain types of foods is known medically as hypogeusia; the absence of taste entirely is termed ageusia. Dysgeusia refers to the presence of a metallic, rancid, or foul taste in the mouth. Taking certain medications can also interfere with the ability to taste.