smell disorder

smell disorder

Neurology The inability to perceive odors; it may be temporary–eg, cold or swelling or blockage of nasal passages, or permanent–eg, damage to olfactory system–eg, brain injury, tumor, disease, chronic rhinitis
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This is an unusual pathology called Trimethylaminuria7, better referred to as fish smell disorder, which is an irregular metabolic pathology that causes a defect in the typical manufacturing of the flavin enzyme FMO3.
The physician may suggest a treatment, such as an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory drug to reduce nasal swelling, or suggest a consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) who can help address the smell disorder.
An estimated 25 percent of men and 11 percent of women aged 60 to 69 complain of smell disorders.
Devere, director of the Taste and Smell Disorder Clinic in Austin, Texas, and Calvert, a food consultant, team up to offer an overview of taste and smell disorders, including common causes, diagnostics, treatments, food preparation advice, and 36 recipes focused on the unique needs of this population.
For example, if you have a smell disorder, a candy bar may still taste sweet, but you might not recognize the scent, and therefore flavor, of chocolate.
Smell disorders are usually due to a blockage that prevents odor-carrying molecules from reaching nerve endings in the nose.
Smell disorders that interfere with taste can rob you of what many consider one of life's simple, everyday pleasures--enjoying food and drink.
Damage to the olfactory nerve, the area of the nose responsible for your sense of smell, can lead to more permanent smell disorders.
Smell disorders such as anosmia are more common than we think, studies say.
For more information about the diagnosis and treatment of burning mouth syndrome and other taste and smell disorders, visit www.
Overall, smell disorders are more common than taste disorders.