Sweet Taste in Mouth

Sweet taste in your mouth is the condition by which one gets the feeling of sweet taste lingering on his mouth continuously, without eating any sweets. It is good to enjoy the natural taste of food, but getting the sweet taste continuously can be annoying. This is caused due to internal disturbance in the body and there may frequent episodes of lingering sweet taste inside the mouth.

Ageusia is the medical term indicating loss of any taste, hypogeusia is the term that describes the condition due to reduction of sensing any taste and dysgeusia is the condition in which there is alteration of sensation of taste in your mouth. Actually this symptom of sensing sweetness can be indicative of underlying medical problem.

Causes :

Indigestion can be one of the causes for getting sweet taste in mouth. People who suffer from acid reflux problem will experience this symptom often. More acidity is formed in the stomach thus pushing the acid back into the food-pipe causing sweet taste in the mouth. It can occur due to GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease) in which there is backup of food particles into the mouth accompanied by taste and smell of food. It would also cause stomach burn and chest pain.

Pseudomonas infection is caused by bacterium by name pseudomonas. This would cause sinusitis and sometimes interfere with the taste buds of the mouth causing this problem. There can be loss of taste when the infection gets severe and it would impair the functions of taste receptors. The bacterium would attack the ears and nose causing itchy nose and swimmer’s ear.

Sweet taste can also be caused due to neurological disorder that may impair the normal functioning of the nerve receptors that sends signals. We can distinguish variety of taste and smell only because of the functions of gustatory nerve that sends signals to the brain which perceives particular taste of the food.

When there is disruption in the nerve signal due to nervous disorder like stroke or seizure, you may have this problem of getting sweet taste in mouth.

Diabetic neuropathy can also cause this problem of experiencing sweet sensation in the mouth.

Treatment :

You need to consult your doctor if you start sensing constant sweet taste in your mouth. He would find out the underlying cause for this problem which is only a symptom of some other disease. It may be due to diabetes neuropathy or a simple heartburn or due to GERD. The treatment depends on the underlying factor that causes the problem.

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