_ When Nothing Tastes Right - Help for Dysguesia
_ When foods don’t taste right, it ‘s very common for calorie intake to decrease, many times, significantly, leading to weight loss and malnutrition. In many cases, the most severe dysguesia may occur during the course of radiation treatment or post-operatively, when nutrition is critical to proper healing and recovery. Here are some ways to help cope with dysguesia in an effort to maintain proper nutrition and hydration.
Although all foods/liquids may taste different from normal, it is important to findnutritious foods/drinks that you can tolerate well. It is very important that good nutrition be maintained at all times. Also, continuing to eat by mouth as much as possible can help to preserve your ability to swallow. If you are having difficulty finding foods that taste ok, your doctor/SLP staff can guide you further in this regard.