What It Means If Your Mouth Tastes Like Blood After Working Out (Health Digest)

Posted: Oct 10, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Health Digest on October 10, 2023.


What It Means If Your Mouth Tastes Like Blood After Working Out

By Jennifer Betts


You're in the middle of an intense workout session and experience the taste of blood in your mouth. Given the intensity of your workout, you might think you've somehow bitten your tongue or cheek. However, after some investigation, you don't see any blood inside your mouth.

When working out, the taste of blood in your mouth isn't as typical as a pounding heart or burning muscles, but it does happen. Generally, the symptoms come from certain conditions, like periodontal disease, burning mouth syndrome, GERD, or irritated mucus membranes. It can also be your lungs causing the issue, as in the case of exercise-induced pulmonary edema. Cedric X. Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise, told The Washington Post the blood taste in your mouth is "your body telling you that, 'You're probably doing a little bit more than what I'm ready to handle.'"


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