The loss of smell or Anosmia affects millions of Americans. Most suffers continue to suffer in silence. Totum Health’s Dr. Lisa Liberatore discusses the symptoms and treatment options with a patient on The Early Show, on CBS which airs nationwide.
Watch the Interview on Loss of Smell
You Can view the video in its entirety here: Treatments for Millions Affected by Loss of Smell
The sense of smell enhances your ability to taste food and beverages. Many people who struggle with a loss of smell also complain of losing their sense of taste. Most people can still tell between salty, sweet, sour, and bitter tastes, which are sensed on the tongue. However, people may not be able to tell the difference between various flavors. Spices, such as pepper, affect the nerves of the face. Patient with a loss of smell may feel these types of spices rather than smelling them.
The Loss of Smell Can be Caused by:
- Medicines that change or decrease the ability to detect odors (such as amphetamines, estrogen, naphazoline, phenothiazines, long-term use of nasal decongestants, reserpine, and possibly zinc-based products)
- Blockage of the nose due to nasal polyps, nasal septal deformities, and nasal tumors
- Respiratory infections and allergies
- Endocrine disorders
- Alzheimer’s dementia or other neurological problems
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Head injury or nasal or sinus surgery
- Radiation therapy
Get Help Today
If you or a loved one are struggling with with loss of smell Manhattan Ear, Nose and Throat physician Lisa Liberatore, MD can help you get back to enjoying your favorite food and beverages.
To learn about more about treatment options or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert Manhattan Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists call our patient engagement specialists at 212-288-2222.