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Some people who experience dysphagia may also experience taste changes, read more about how to manage it here
Part of our Top Tips series for dysphagia management
Taste changes can occur as a result of some medical conditions, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and cancer, as a side effect of treatment and medications, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or due to infections in the mouth. Some foods and drinks may start to taste metallic or bitter and some may lose their taste. This can make eating and drinking less appetising, however it is still important to meet your body’s need for good nutrition. The following tips may be useful to help overcome taste changes:
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