Is ageusia life-threatening?

Ageusia is not life-threatening, but it can affect people physically and emotionally. People with ageusia have no sense of taste, so they may not eat, and they could lose weight or become malnourished. Alternatively, people with ageusia sometimes overeat to try to obtain more flavors from their food. In these cases, ageusia could lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, or diabetes. In addition, having ageusia could indicate a more serious underlying condition, such as tumor or illness of the brain. Talk to your doctor if think you may have ageusia.

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