A taste in the mouth without any apparent reason can mean more than one health problem. Can you recognize them?
Feeling sweetness in the mouth after eating some cake has a simple explanation. However, if you feel sweetness even eating even after eating something that is not even sweet, you should seriously think about it. Here are some possible reason of it:
• Poisoning by chemicals (such as pesticides). If you also feel weakness and decreased well-being, there is a chance that you were in contact with toxic substances, and you urgently need to see a doctor.
• Changes in carbohydrate metabolism in the body and impaired insulin production. If your body lacks insulin, sugar builds up in the blood and lymph fluid, then it enters saliva and you sweetness in your mouth. Therefore, the first thing you should do is go to an endocrinologist and test your blood sugar levels.
• Nerve damage (including infectious and viral). In this case, you have to do a general blood test.
• Stress, depression. When life seems not easy, your body begins to produce intense stress hormones that increase blood glucose levels. In this case, you can feel sweetness almost immediately after any psychoemotional shock.
• Respiratory tract infections orsome dental diseases caused by bacteria.
• Smoking (more precisely, quitting smoking).
Acidity in the mouth is common among pregnant women (tense uterus presses diaphragm, resulting in increased pressure inside and gastric juice fall into esophagus), as well as those who love to sleep straight after having dinner. However, if you are not of these two, this symptom can mean:
• Gastrointestinal diseases (such as gastritis or gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer). If you also feel pain in the upper abdomen after eating, if you have nausea, heartburn burn or suffer from frequent diarrhea or constipation, it is worth visiting a gastroenterologist.
• Problems in the oral cavity (tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis). In this case, you can also have toothache, bleeding gums, etc. Make sure you visit a dentist.
Bitterness in the mouth is common among those who eat too much fat and fried foods, or drink alcohol often, as well as those who have been treated with antibiotics and drugs against allergies. If you do none of these reasons is not ware not among these cases, you should see a gastroenterologist and have an ultrasound test of abdominal organs (liver and gall bladder). Possible causes of bitterness in the mouth:
• Liver, gall bladder and bile duct pathology (bitter bile enters esophagus and oral cavity).
• Chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of gallbladder) and cholelithiasis. In this case, you can also feel pain under the right rib, have nausea and vomit.