Do You Get A Taste In Your Mouth With Heart Disease

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Asked by mark weaver

Do You Get A Taste In Your Mouth With Heart Disease

Answer

Hi Mark Weaver,

I have not heard of getting an off taste with heart disease; although certain gum diseases can lead to heart disease. There are also several medications that can cause a metallic taste in the mouth. And diabetic ketoacidosis can cause a fruity sweet smell to your breath. Other issues that come to mind that may cause a bad taste in your mouth are acid reflux (which can have similar symptoms to a heart attack) or perhaps postnasal drip from allergies. I encourage you to see a physician about this symptoms as you may have one of these problems or something that may require treatment.

Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD