Bitter Taste in Mouth? A Simple Guide to Dysgeusia

4 Responses

  1. Rashmi says:

    Nice to know the reasons behind the bitter taste in mouth during illness…
    Thank you for Awareness doctor.

  2. allan says:

    Please clarify one point of interest: the article mentions that Cytokines are released during illness, either infection or inflammation. The article also mentions that Cytokines induce inflammation.
    So is it a case of Cytokines being introduced during inflammation and then excacerbating the inflammation?

    • Yes, your understanding is correct. Cytokines play a complex role in the body’s response to illness, and this can indeed create a cycle where they both respond to and exacerbate inflammation. This cycle is an example of how the body’s defense mechanisms, while crucial for health, can sometimes become counterproductive if they are not properly controlled or if the stimulus (like a persistent infection) keeps driving the response.

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