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What Causes A Change In The Taste Buds Along With Weight Loss?

I m asking for a friend who I am concerned about, he is 55 years of age, has recently, without trying, lost a lot of weight and his taste buds have changed and food he used to like doesn t taste good anymore...He has seen multiple doctors and had many tests done, no doctors can come up with a reason for his symptoms
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
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Hello,

Since there is no physical cause for loss of weight along with a change in taste I feel an opinion of a psychiatrist is warranted. Depression after 50 years of age has a very atypical presentation and that need to be considered at this stage.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Psychiatrist
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What Causes A Change In The Taste Buds Along With Weight Loss?

Hello, Since there is no physical cause for loss of weight along with a change in taste I feel an opinion of a psychiatrist is warranted. Depression after 50 years of age has a very atypical presentation and that need to be considered at this stage. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Psychiatrist