loss of smell

loss of smell

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"It's important that patients report any loss of smell, because it's not something their general practitioner or emergency room physician normally asks about," said Giguere.
With the combination of the reduction of these important sensory nerves in the nose and on the tongue, loss of smell and taste can greatly affect daily life.
This could result in closer follow-up to see if the loss of smell and anxiety persist, which could help determine the severity of the concussion, she explained.
It's important that patients report any loss of smell because it's not something their general practitioner or emergency-room physician normally asks about," said lead author Fanny Lecuyer Giguere.
Reduced sense of smell - A loss of smell can sometimes occur several years before other symptoms develop.
"For example, you may struggle to smell your favourite foods." This is a key warning sign to look out for, she adds, as a loss of smell can sometimes occur several years before other symptoms develop.
This raises the interesting possibility that loss of smell may be a marker of generalised ageing and should be taken seriously by older people and their doctors."
It was no surprise to me to read this week that researchers have discovered a link between the loss of smell and degenerative brain conditions such as Parkinson's and dementia.