A bad taste can be a symptom for something that might not be something at all or something that is really serious. Still, you should not ignore that sour, bitter and metallic taste in your mouth. It is best to review what you have been eating for the last few days or get a check on your family’s medical history.
Still, we have gathered a bunch of things that we have written in our today’s article “What bad taste inside the mouth is trying to tell you”.
A precursor for the yeast infection
Yeast infection of the mouth or also called Oral thrush affects the mouth and causes little white spots on both tongue and throat. It is caused by certain bacteria that inhabit the human mouth and prevents the immune system from fighting it off. If an immune system is weak the bacteria can grow exponentially to cause the yeast infection. Common symptoms of it are as follows.
- Bits of white patches in throat and on the tongue
- Bad taste in the mouth
Body needs Zinc
For those who are eating less zinc based foods, not having enough zinc absorption by their body or suffer from zinc deficiency; they can all experience a certain bad taste in their mouth. As for the cause of this bad taste due to zinc related problems, scientists are still trying to discover the reason behind it. The main cause of this bad breath so far concluded by scientists is that zinc tends to elevate the Gustin levels in the body which is a protein type that controls the taste buds on the human tongue.
Could be suffering from Cold or Flu
Sometime when a person suffers from cold and flu, they experience a bad taste in their mouth but it is a totally normal thing. Cold and flu are common infections that make the immune system to be in a state of alertness and fight off the unwanted protein production. In this fight against unwanted proteins, the immune system white blood cells leave behind a funny bitter taste in the mouth. In case of the infection being in the throat or the nose, it can lead to an odd taste due to flu causing bacteria.
Warning sign for diabetes
If the body suffers from trouble in regulating the blood sugar levels, it might experience from a bittersweet taste in the mouth. One other reason is that diabetes tends to lower the absorption amount for zinc which leaves a bittersweet tasty feeling in the mouth.
Stress Levels being too high
Sometimes anxiety also tends to leave behind a condition called Dry Mouth. Dry mouth as the name suggests is the dryness of the mouth caused when the mouth does not produce enough saliva. Saliva is important for the human mouth and the digestive system as it helps to fight off any bad bacteria in the mouth. If the mouth does not produce enough amounts of saliva, it might experience from a bitter and weird taste in the mouth.