Navigation Links
Lack of Smell And Its Potential Risks

An estimated 2.7 million people in the United States have an impaired or absent sense of smell, known as chronic olfactory dysfunction. // Head trauma, viral infection, nasal obstruction, septal deviation, neurological disorders, medications, hormonal disturbances, or normal aging can cause chronic olfactory dysfunction.

If you’ve ever been sick and could not taste or smell, you know how different you feel. Some people live with an impaired or absent sense of smell every day. New research finds people with this problem are at risk for experiencing life-threatening situations including not being able to smell a fire, gas leak or spoiled food.

For the study, 445 patients were evaluated for smell and taste disorders and underwent olfactory testing. Researchers found the average age of the participants was 50 years old, approximately half were men, and 18 percent were tobacco users. Seventy-six of the patients had some impairment in their sense of smell, and 30 percent had no sense of smell. Researchers report 37 percent of patients with smell impairment experienced a potentially hazardous event. The most common problem was cooking-related incidents followed by ingestion of spoiled food, inability to detect a gas leak, and inability to detect a fire. Researchers say patients with an impaired sense of smell need to be diagnosed properly and also counseled about these potential risks.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. More About The Coffee Bean Than Just A Heavenly Taste and Smell
2. Smell Decoding System In Brain –Research Find
3. Researchers Discover How We Differentiate Smells
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years
6. The Potential Of Cadaver Transplantation Programme In India
7. Another Potential Of Stem Cells Discovered: Used For Growing Cartilage
8. Yoga Guru Ramdev Invited to Tap Ayurveda Potential by Jharkhand Govt
9. A Protein In Yoghurt Has The Potential To Fight E. coli
10. Gold Therapy- A Potential Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases
11. Whirlpool Bath Tubs Contain Potentially Lethal Bacterial Strains
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. ... to the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes ... Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , ... advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his ... David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps ... in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have ... these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as ... Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 27, 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired ... Time). As previously announced on May 31, ... merger agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have ... and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient ... patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have ... medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming ... are providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , collaborating ... for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical School ... Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the Veterans ... finalists of Lyme Innovation , the first ... scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from several ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: