Loss of taste, which affects over 60% of COVID-19 patients can be a lingering, confusing sign of symptom. It can also be an indicator of gastrointestinal distress caused by the virus.
Diminished, or impaired sense of smell, taste, or experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth can make a person lose out appetite, dismiss routine eating patterns, which can further impact digestion and well-being. Since loss of taste is also a common sign of GERD (Gastroesophegal reflux disease), doctors are warning patients to be careful about spotting these signs and get medical attention at the right time.
If an impaired sense of smell and taste is making you stay away from healthy foods, smoothies and juices can be tried as well. Smell training can also help people regain their olfactory senses and ease recovery.