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Offline mishy

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Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« on: January 08, 2008, 11:43:36 PM »
My friend has a metallic taste in her mouth when she eats eggs.  Any idea?  She says she has it also when she is having chronic diarrhea. 
She has diverticulitis. 

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Re: Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 12:00:29 AM »
My friend has a metallic taste in her mouth when she eats eggs.  Any idea?  She says she has it also when she is having chronic diarrhea. 
She has diverticulitis. 

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Egg yolks are high in sulfur- that is probably what she is tasting when she eats eggs. As far as the metallic taste when she has chronic diarrhea, extra bile goes with diarrhea. Bile is high in sulfur & sulfur burps are common when your liver or gall bladder isn't working properly or you have diarrhea so most likely sulfur is to blame for that one also. There is at least one vit/mineral that if you are low in will cause a metallic taste but I have no idea which one(s) it is. Also, certain kinds of toxicity can cause a metallic taste. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom

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Re: Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 01:00:15 AM »
Thanks!!  That all falls in line with her condition, doesn't it? 
My first thought was a min/vit deficiency, but this makes sense too.....could be both!! 

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Re: Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 07:10:59 AM »
metallic taste with illness is also common with heavy metal toxicity.  Not sure about the eggs being related but if her levels are high, maybe the sulfur taste is more noticeable?  Just wanted to through that possibility out there.
I think the mineral is zinc or chromium, but I am not sure.  Something to look up...

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Re: Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 07:36:16 AM »
I get what I would conider a metallic taste in my mouth when I drick water sometimes. I think(not sure) that I get it when I have been eating to much sugar. ::)
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Re: Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 10:33:05 AM »
Metal fillings?

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Re: Dysgeusia [Metallic Taste] in Mouth: Causes & Cures
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 10:43:13 AM »
I get a metallic taste in my mouth during the first several months of pregnancy--seems to be in connection w/ morning sickness.

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 10:44:13 AM »
I had the same thing with my last pregnancy!  It was weird... :P
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Metallic Taste (Dysgeusia) Does it seem like you've been sucking on pennies in your sleep? Here's what you need to know about that metallic taste in your mouth, and how to make it go away. What it is: Dysgeusia is the medical term for a change in your sense of taste; most often, you'll get a sour or metallic taste (yuck!) that persists even when you're not eating. What causes the metallic taste: Hormones, and in particular estrogen, seem to play a role in controlling and moderating our sense of taste. And when you're pregnant, estrogen levels ? and hence your sense of taste ? may fluctuate widely. Plus, your sense of taste and your sense of smell are intimately connected, so pregnancy-related changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. What you need to know about it: For something we don't hear much about, dysgeusia is surprisingly common in pregnancy. Like morning sickness, it should get better (or, if you're lucky, disappear altogether) in your second trimester when those hormones begin to settle down a bit. What to do about it: Try banishing that metallic taste with acids. Focus on sour flavors such as citrus juices, lemonade, and ? assuming your tummy can handle them ? foods marinated in vinegar (pickles anyone? After all, you are pregnant). All these foods not only have the power to break through the metallic taste in your mouth, they also increase saliva production, which will help wash it away. You might also talk to your practitioner about changing your prenatal vitamin; some seem to lead to metal mouth more than others.

http://www.babycenter.com/400_im-pregnant-and-i-often-have-a-horrible-metallic-taste-in-my_500769_1000.bc

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Metallic Taste (Dysgeusia)
Does it seem like you've been sucking on pennies in your sleep? Here's what you need to know about that metallic taste in your mouth, and how to make it go away.

What it is: Dysgeusia is the medical term for a change in your sense of taste; most often, you'll get a sour or metallic taste (yuck!) that persists even when you're not eating.
 
What causes the metallic taste: Hormones, and in particular estrogen, seem to play a role in controlling and moderating our sense of taste. And when you're pregnant, estrogen levels and hence your sense of taste may fluctuate widely. Plus, your sense of taste and your sense of smell are intimately connected, so pregnancy-related changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia.
 
What you need to know about it: For something we don't hear much about, dysgeusia is surprisingly common in pregnancy. Like morning sickness, it should get better (or, if you're lucky, disappear altogether) in your second trimester when those hormones begin to settle down a bit.
 
What to do about it: Try banishing that metallic taste with acids. Focus on sour flavors such as citrus juices, lemonade, and assuming your tummy can handle them foods marinated in vinegar (pickles anyone? After all, you are pregnant). All these foods not only have the power to break through the metallic taste in your mouth, they also increase saliva production, which will help wash it away. You might also talk to your practitioner about changing your prenatal vitamin; some seem to lead to metal mouth more than others.
 
Another trick: Try brushing your tongue each time you brush your teeth, or rinse your mouth with a mild salt solution (a teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of water) or a baking soda solution (1/4 teaspoon baking soda in eight ounces of water) a few times a day to neutralize pH levels in your mouth and keep away that flinty flavor.


http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/metallic-taste.aspx
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