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Bitter taste in mouth
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:06:30 PM »
So my mom has a bitter/strange taste in her mouth, which makes her don't want to eat anything anymore. That and whenever she eats, she goes straight to the bathroom. This has been going on for quite a while, 6 months maybe, but according to the doctors, everything's okay with her - which I kinda don't believe.

She's been really weird lately as well, forgets things easily, experience mental blocks and she has trouble concentrating. I think she's going through menopausal stage, and I'm wondering if it has something to do with it?

I told her to go see a doc, but what kind of doc should she see? Inputs are appreciated, TIA!

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Re: Bitter taste in mouth
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 03:34:01 PM »
If the bitter taste in mouth is accompanied by epigastric pain and heartburn (sensation na parang umiinit the chest). And for some patients, they feel na talagang umaakyat the acid from the stomach to the chest and sa mouth sometimes described as acidic/bitter taste. Then I think your mom has Acid Peptic Disease. What happens is because of overproduction of acid in the stomach (caffeine, soda, citrus, chocolate, dairy products, super sour and super spicy food are the common culprit) which causes the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) to lax thereby making the gastric contents spill /go up the gastrointestinal tract (kaya may sensation ng epigastric pain, heartburn, and acid/bitter taste in mouth).

Treatment is PPIs like Pantoprazole 40mg / Omeprazole 20mg once a days 30 mins prior to first meal for 2 weeks. Then symptoms are re-assesed after 2 weeks. And more importantly, avoid food/beverage listed above.

Hope this helps:)
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