Hello. I am a 43 year old male in fairly
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Hi and Welcome to Ask A Doctor service. Thanks for using this app. I have read your question and here is my advice.
There are many reasons for this alterred sense of taste .Yes diabetes and dental infection are common reasons but as you said these have been ruled out.
Causes other then these are certain things that may cause disturbance of the taste receptors.These include infection of the nose or flue /cold etc.
Infections in the ears may aslo cause the taste probelms. So if you have any such symptoms or suspision ;we advise to see an ENT specialist for this.
There are other possibilities like certain nutritional deficiency including zink, cupper .
Drugs may cause it , though it's not common with either the drugs that you take but still if you have started any new drugs recently.
So causes may be numerous but great thing is its not a very serious problem.I personally undertand you should see an ENT specialistand, and if it's ok from him , take some suppliments for some time and wait for some times .Hope it would settle .
Hope I have answered your question. I will be glad to answer any further question about this. kind Regards Dr Rahman. .
It's very unlikely to be SIADH .
thanks for writing back to us .
Your concern is right that SiADH has an association with lung cancers .Howe'ver your sodium of 135 is too good .In SiADH the sodium level goes much low and is persitently low .Level of 135 is just the lower normal.And the fact that your sodium remained perfect few times earlier is quite enough to say that's it's extremely unlikely to be SIADH or any thi g related to lung cancer.
So I understand that it's quite re assuring. Don't worry about it .
Lung cancers produces much more symtpoms like
Prolong cough , blood with cough , significant weght loss , chest pain etc .And its great you don't have any such symptoms ,so nothing sounds serious .
Good luck .
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