Problems with Smell

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is our sense of smell?
  2. Why is smell important?
  3. How does normal smell occur?
  4. Do people confuse smell problems with taste problems?
  5. What are the symptoms of smell loss?
  6. What impact can loss of smell have on an older person's life?
  7. What are some of the common causes of smell disorders?
  8. Can I do anything to prevent a smell disorder from occurring?
  9. Can certain medicines cause a problem with smell?
  10. Are there certain medical conditions or diseases that are associated with smell disorders?
  11. Can a person completely lose his or her sense of smell?
  12. How do I know if I have a problem with my sense of smell?
  13. If I have a problem with my sense of smell, what should I do?
  14. Can losing your sense of smell be serious?
  15. How are smell disorders diagnosed?
  16. Can smell disorders be treated?
  17. What can I do if my medication is causing me to have a problem with my sense of smell?
  18. How can I best talk to my doctor about my problem with smell?
  19. What can I do if my smell loss is permanent?
  20. What research is being done on smell disorders?

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