Does ageusia run in families?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Ageusia is not a genetic disorder, so it does not run in families. However, sometimes ageusia may come with a brain disorder that is genetic. For example, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis are conditions that could be inherited, and these diseases can cause permanent damage to the nerves that affect a person's ability to identify taste.

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