Causes of sour taste in the mouth

Symptoms of some diseases and pathological conditions can be the most unusual. And about what can say a sour taste in your mouth? And how to get rid of such a problem?


Sour taste may appear in the morning, after eating, after exercise, or regardless of the action. Sometimes he accompanies a person all day and all night and does not disappear for a minute.

In addition to this symptom, there may be some others: nausea, abdominal pain, belching, weakness, loss of appetite, digestive problems, and so on. In addition, a sour taste can bring a person to despair or even to a nervous breakdown.

What may appear?

Why can there be a sour taste in my mouth? The causes of this symptom can be very different, and it is worthwhile to dwell in detail on each of them.

Diseases of the digestive system

The most common cause of sour taste in the mouth is gastritis with high acidity.With this disease, gastric juice begins to be produced in increased volumes and contains large amounts of hydrochloric acid, which is involved in the digestion of food. Juice can be thrown into the esophagus, and from there partially into the mouth.

In addition to taste, there are such manifestations as pain in the stomach (especially during hunger), rumbling, heartburn, belching, and so on.

Treatment should be prompt, as gastritis can lead to the development of an ulcer.

Therapy includes taking antacids, enveloping the stomach walls and neutralizing hydrochloric acid, as well as diet. It excludes spicy, pickled, sour, salty, fried, smoked dishes and products.

What to do if there was a sour taste in the mouth, how to get rid of it quickly? Baking soda, usual chalk or calcium, and also an eggshell will help to neutralize hydrochloric acid. You can also take a few tablespoons of olive oil. Heartburn medications such as Renny or Maalox can help.


First, aftertaste may appear after consuming acidic foods, such as pickled vegetables, vinegar salads, or citrus fruits.Secondly, the appearance of such a symptom can trigger the consumption of foods that cause an increased production of gastric juice. These include: coffee and tea, citrus fruits, spices and spices, alcohol, fried and fatty, cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant.

Kidney and liver disease

The liver and kidneys are responsible for the elimination of toxins, slags and various harmful substances from the body. And if all this remains in the body, then the process of decay and oxidation may begin, which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

With such ailments, other manifestations may occur: loss of appetite, edema, indigestion and urination, heaviness in the right side, back pain, and so on. Treatment should be prescribed by a doctor after diagnosis and clarification of the causes of all problems.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (as medical language is called reflux) is a disease in which spontaneous and fairly frequent casts of gastric juice into the esophagus occur. This is most often associated with a decrease in the tone of the esophageal sphincter, which connects the stomach with the esophagus and prevents the exit of stomach contents.

Treatment of the disease may include taking drugs that reduce the production of gastric juice, normalizing tone, as well as neutralizing hydrochloric acid. An important role is played by proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Interesting position

The cause of the sour taste in the mouth may be pregnancy. This symptom is noticed by many future mothers, especially in the last months of pregnancy. The thing is that the growing uterus begins to squeeze the internal organs, including the stomach. As a result, the acidity of gastric juice increases, which, due to a decrease in the volume of the stomach, often gets into the esophagus and partially into the oral cavity.

Eliminate the unpleasant taste during pregnancy will help folk remedies. You can eat a couple of tablespoons of butter (if it seems unpleasant to taste, then you can mix it with honey), drink milk or eat some sunflower seeds. Also come to the aid of baking soda. Dissolve half a teaspoon in a glass of warm water and drink everything.


Sour taste may occur when taking some medication.If in the instructions among the side effects you find such a symptom, then just calm down and be patient. After the end of the treatment, the sour taste will pass without treatment.

Metabolic disorders

In case of metabolic disorders, oxidation processes or deposits of certain components (salts, acids, etc.) can start, which can cause a permanent unpleasant taste. Such disorders can occur in diseases of the endocrine system, which is responsible for metabolic processes.

Diaphragmatic hernia

The diaphragm, which separates the chest cavity from the abdominal, has an opening through which the esophagus passes. A small part of the esophagus is located in the abdominal cavity, and most of it is in the chest. When the diaphragm is herniated, the opening expands greatly, and through it the entire esophagus can go out along with a part of the stomach. Because of this, gastric juice will constantly be thrown into the esophagus and into the mouth. Hernia treatment is performed surgically.

Diseases of the teeth or gums

When diseases of the gums or teeth in the mouth actively bacteria multiply.And their metabolic products may have an unpleasant taste, for example, sour. Any illness requires immediate treatment.

Chalasia cardia

Cardia is the site in which the stomach passes into the esophagus. It is surrounded by muscle, which compresses the opening and prevents the contents of the stomach from entering the esophagus. With chalazia, the muscle can not fully compress the opening, so the juice penetrates into the esophagus and mouth.

Let the sour taste do not bother you!

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