Ageusia is a medical term used to describe the loss of taste sensation. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain medications, infections, head injuries, and nerve damage.
- In relation to COVID-19, ageusia has been identified as one of the common symptoms of the disease.
- Some people infected with COVID-19 may experience a temporary or permanent loss of their ability to taste.
- In fact, according to some studies, up to 80% of COVID-19 patients experience changes in their sense of taste.
While the exact mechanisms behind this phenomenon are not yet fully understood, it is thought that the virus may damage the cells in the mouth and throat responsible for detecting taste. The loss of taste can also be accompanied by a loss of smell, known as anosmia.
If you’ve noticed that you are experiencing your taste sensation is diminished or gone, call APICO Pain Management, the offices of Rany Abdallah MD, PhD, MBA. Discuss how a Stellate Ganglion Block may help. He’ll assist you in navigating your way back to wellness, including the latest advances in regaining your sense of taste and/or smell.
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