Review: could Hypothyroidism cause Metallic taste?
Summary: Metallic taste could be caused by Hypothyroidism, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Synthroid.
We study 32,540 people who have Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Among them, 238 have Metallic taste (Taste - impaired). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Hypothyroidism (latest reports from 128,836 patients) is typically treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Armour Thyroid.
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 158,114 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.
On Apr, 14, 2014: 32,525 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 238 (0.73%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.15% of all the 158,012 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.
Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Metallic taste * :
|Metallic taste||88.48%||11.52% |
Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Metallic taste * :
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.90%||6.19%||14.76%||22.38%||55.24% |
Severity of the symptom * :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Metallic taste||0.00%||42.86%||57.14%||0.00% |
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Hypertension (44 people, 18.49%)
- Depression (37 people, 15.55%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (36 people, 15.13%)
- Osteoporosis (19 people, 7.98%)
- Hormone replacement therapy (17 people, 7.14%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (17 people, 7.14%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (16 people, 6.72%)
- Anxiety (13 people, 5.46%)
- Diabetes mellitus (12 people, 5.04%)
- Asthma (11 people, 4.62%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Synthroid (121 people, 50.84%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (42 people, 17.65%)
- Levoxyl (39 people, 16.39%)
- Fosamax (20 people, 8.40%)
- Chantix (16 people, 6.72%)
- Lipitor (15 people, 6.30%)
- Actonel (14 people, 5.88%)
- Lisinopril (13 people, 5.46%)
- Lasix (12 people, 5.04%)
- Vitamin e (12 people, 5.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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