As per data from National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, around 1 in 4 people more than 40 years of age in United States, experience a change in their sense of smell. This change could be fractional or total smell loss, smell distortion, or even phantom smells, and these issues can result from a range of factors. “There are different causes ranging from infections and injury to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and as a side effect of some medications,” says Prof. Carl Philpott, from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, in the United Kingdom. Recently, Prof. Philpott and colleagues set out to understand just how life changing the loss of smell can be.
As the team’s study revealed, such a change can have a profound impact on people’s well-being….. Read out more on “Lose of sense of smell”….