Sensory problems can have a real impact on everyday life, affecting the way we see, eat and drink.
How can your taste and smell change after stroke?
- Not be able to taste things as well as you did before, so flavours may not be as obvious or strong.
- Get a salty, bad or metallic taste in your mouth.
- Lose your sense of taste completely.
Why does it occur?
Can it improve?
Problems with taste or smell can be very frustrating to live with and they may mean that you don't enjoy eating and drinking as much as you did before. However, many people find that they do improve over time.