Bit­ter­ness in the mouth is a symp­tom that we tend to ignore. Noth­ing wor­ries, and there is no par­tic­u­lar dis­com­fort, so the vis­it to the doc­tor is post­poned. But few peo­ple know that in this way our body is try­ing to point out impor­tant changes: prob­lems with indi­vid­ual organs or entire sys­tems. That is why it is espe­cial­ly impor­tant to pay atten­tion to such sig­nals. We will talk about the dan­gers of bit­ter­ness in the mouth in a new mate­r­i­al.

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When does bitterness occur in the mouth and why

Experts say that most often bit­ter­ness in the mouth occurs in the morn­ing. Imme­di­ate­ly after brush­ing your teeth, it may dis­ap­pear, and reap­pear after the next awak­en­ing.

Some­times bit­ter­ness in the mouth can be felt imme­di­ate­ly after tak­ing med­ica­tions, espe­cial­ly antibi­otics, or some foods like pine nuts. In this case, a bit­ter taste in the mouth is not a sign of any dis­ease.

Other causes of bitterness in the mouth

One of the caus­es of bad breath can be gum dis­ease or poor oral hygiene. The prob­lem may be in smok­ing — resins accu­mu­late on the mucous mem­brane and give off an unpleas­ant taste.

And yet, the main cause of bit­ter­ness in the mouth is the reflux of bile into the oral cav­i­ty.

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Symptoms that appear along with bitterness

Bit­ter­ness in the mouth is not the only symp­tom that may both­er you. Often he goes in a “com­plex” with belch­ing, bloat­ing, vom­it­ing of bile, pain in the back / under the shoul­der blade / under the ribs / in the abdomen. This pain does not sub­side even after emp­ty­ing and tak­ing anti-heart­burn drugs.

What is the cause of reflux of bile?

Most often this is due to gas­troin­testi­nal dysk­i­ne­sia, which occurs dur­ing preg­nan­cy and diag­noses such as dia­betes and obe­si­ty. This symp­tom is not uncom­mon in peo­ple who have under­gone gall­blad­der surgery.

Bitterness in the mouth: which doctor to go to

The first doc­tor to vis­it if you expe­ri­ence bit­ter­ness in your mouth is a den­tist. It will help to iden­ti­fy whether there is a place for prob­lems with the gums in order to pre­vent the spread of the inflam­ma­to­ry process. If the prob­lem is not in the oral cav­i­ty, it is worth mak­ing an appoint­ment with a per­son­al ther­a­pist. He should pre­scribe the nec­es­sary tests, and most like­ly send you for blood and urine tests. The endocri­nol­o­gist or gas­troen­terol­o­gist will con­tin­ue to deal with fur­ther treat­ment.

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Self-diagnosis of bitterness in the mouth

First you need to inves­ti­gate the prob­lem. Con­sid­er if you have tak­en any med­ica­tion recent­ly or if you have a strange taste imme­di­ate­ly after smok­ing. If bit­ter­ness occurs after eat­ing or play­ing sports, it is nec­es­sary to eat more often in small por­tions. Most like­ly, your diet is wrong or does not suit the needs of the body.

One of the rec­om­men­da­tions from experts is mod­er­ate food intake, with­out haste and stress. Also, give up sports and hor­i­zon­tal body posi­tion imme­di­ate­ly after eat­ing. Let the diges­tive tract com­plete the break­down of enzymes.

If you have prob­lems with excess weight — its restora­tion can help improve the gen­er­al con­di­tion of the body and all its func­tions.

Bitterness in the mouth: diet correction

Until the moment you go to the doc­tor, just in case, you should exclude such foods from the diet: apples, cit­rus fruits, dried apri­cots, bananas and oth­er chol­a­gogues (study the issue more care­ful­ly)

The main thing is a manda­to­ry vis­it to the doc­tor. Treat­ing dis­eases in the ear­ly stages is much eas­i­er for both the body and the wal­let. You will quick­ly for­get about the prob­lem. Ignor­ing it can turn into a chron­ic dis­ease in a few years, and it will act much more unpleas­ant­ly.