Your Zinc Taste Test Results

What Causes Zinc Taste?

Zinc taste can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose zinc taste, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "zinc taste" as a symptom.  For example, zinc need.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of birth control pill use
unpleasant smell sensations
high coffee consumption
brittle fingernails
much reduced sense of taste
somewhat disturbed sleep
occasional hangnails
reduced sense of smell
current birth control pill use
having polyps
discontinued non-human estrogen use
weak appetite
... and more than 20 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of zinc taste.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate having had recent lab tests, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Zinc Taste Test. If you have tried this test within the past 6 months, what was your sensation?
Possible responses:
→ Never tried it / over 6 months ago / don't know
→ Tasteless
→ Distinctly dry, metallic, fuzzy, sweet
→ Slowly becoming objectionable (normal)
→ Rapidly objectionable
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate zinc test tasteless, zinc test metallic/fuzzy/sweet, zinc test slowly objectionable or zinc test rapidly objectionable, The Analyst™ will consider or rule out possibilities such as Zinc Requirement.  The oral zinc test has proven to be a useful indicator of body reserves of zinc.  Many doctors are doing this test in their offices now in place of a serum zinc test or along with other testing methods.
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