Sweet taste in mouth post work out, taking protein shakes, oats. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats
Dr. XXXXXXX here
How can I help you?
I have recently resumed working out.. Its been 2 weeks
Post work out I feel sweet taste in mouth
I workout in morning
I take Protein Shake and Oats..
and head to gym
Is that normal? sweet taste in mouth?
Taste alteration happens due to various causes.
How can I be sure that it is normal?
The type of food consumed, the amount of hydration, presence of infection and various other conditions can alter taste.
My age is 24
Haven't fallen sick since last year
I drink lots of water..
Now, it would be extremely difficult to know the cause why you have such sweet taste after work out, as there are no organic medical conditions which can explain such occurrences.
And yeah.. I have noticed that I pee a lot.. This is happening after I started gymming
It may be due the reduced hydration and changes in the chemical composition of saliva after work out.
Is it Ketosis?
Read it on net somewhere
As long as the symptoms are not persistent and affecting daily life, then it needs no medical attention.
Symptoms are persistent.. I mean I experience the same thing everyday
Till yesterday it was only for 1-2 hours post workout..
But today I still have that taste
You did not mention that you have diabetes and you been starving.
In the absence of diabetes and starvation, it is unlikely to be related to ketosis.
Coz in the morning I only take a protein shake..
and my workouts are intense
is that harmful?
Theoretically, I can consider inadequate food intake and intense work out, a possible explanation, however there are no significant evidence to back up this theory.
you can try improving your diet and drink plenty of water before working out and see if the symptoms improve.
If it does, then that could be a cause; and you will know how to correct it.
hmm.. ok.. but sweet taste..
all of no where
If symptoms do not change despite taking good calorie diet and plenty of water and reducing the work out, then it may not be related to ketosis.
Ok.. so I will assume that ketosis is not a harmful condition?
I think you misunderstood me.
Just an alarm to improve my diet and water intake?
Ketosis needs to be corrected, however I do not feel what you have is related to ketosis.
This just could be related to chemical composition of saliva due to reduced hydration.
I will try eating something before workout.. and plenty of drinking water
Drink plenty of fluids during workouts - probably you can try electrolyte XXXXXXX fluids such as electral or gatorade or simple coconut water - during the work outs.
And avoid fasting before work outs.
you can also consider reducing the intensity of work outs.
Alright.. This will help..
Can I drink glucon D too>
If symptoms persist despite these changes, then you may consider getting it tested.
i mean during working out
Electrolyte XXXXXXX fluid as suggested above or plain water is preferable over glucon D.
Thank you Doc.. Have a nice day!
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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