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:8/20/2017)... ... August 20, 2017 , ... HIPAA Solutions, LC ... has assisted multiple clients in successfully passing audits such as Office of ... 2 (AICPA SOC Level 2), and State Data Use Agreement Audits. , ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... , ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... Begley, Jr., will feature the Aurum Group in an upcoming episode, slated to ... segment of Innovations will feature the Aurum Group; a company committed to supporting ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... President ... of 2017, legislation that provides for greater public access to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing ... to access OTC hearing aids without being seen by a certified and licensed ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Praeclarus Press has ... These illustrations show the diversity of the breastfeeding mothers, using bright colors ... of sizes. These illustrations are also available on tote bags, notepads, smartphone cases, ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Physician Partners ... Orlando location as an interventional pain management physician. He brings a wealth of ... of migraine headaches, and significant experience in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/4/2017)... , Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, LLC, ... company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and aquacultural ... development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  This ... proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients suffering ... and inflammatory bowel disease. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Fenita J. Caldwell ... a Pinnacle Lifetime Professional in the Field of ... at Turing Pharmaceuticals, AG. Her skills and areas ... building.                ... years of experience as a highly successful sales ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network and ... The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients ... Springfield , Cottage Grove , and ... medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to ... during transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: