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Can hypogeusia have any complications?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Hypogeusia is usually the symptom of an underlying condition. However, it can lead to complications of its own. Those with hypogeusia may eat too much sugar or salt in an effort to improve the taste of food. This can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Those with hypogeusia may be more likely to eat spoiled food or food to which they are allergic because they are incapable of tasting anything wrong with it.

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