Home Healthy Article Health Topics Drug Safety Drug information News Health Video

Loss of Smell | Loss of Taste | Ageusia | MedlinePlus

Loss of Smell | Loss of Taste  | Ageusia | MedlinePlus

Our senses of taste and smell give us great pleasure. Taste helps us enjoy food and beverages. Smell lets us enjoy the scents and fragrances like roses or coffee. Taste and smell also protect us, letting us know when food has gone bad or when there is a gas leak. They make us want to eat, ensuring we get the nutrition we need.

People with taste disorders may taste things that aren't there, may not be able to tell the difference in tastes, or can't taste at all. People with smell disorders may lose their sense of smell, or things may smell different. A smell they once enjoyed may now smell bad to them.

Many illnesses and injuries can cause taste and smell disorders, including colds and head injuries. Some drugs can also affect taste and smell. Most people lose some ability to taste and smell as they get older. Treatment varies, depending on the problem and its cause.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders



Credit Data from : https://medlineplus.gov/

Tags #Disorders and Conditions #Older Adults

Related in Disorders and Conditions, Older Adults

Youtube Video Ralated of Loss of Smell | Loss of Taste | Ageusia | MedlinePlus

COVID-19 and Loss of Smell Explained

By Dr Matt & Dr Mike Published at 2020-08-27T22:39:23Z

COVID-19 and Loss of Smell Explained .

View

Covid-19 Treatment Tips and Symptoms Update (Loss of Smell and Taste)

By Tim Fraticelli - PTProgress Published at 2020-12-16T17:00:08Z

Covid-19 Treatment Tips and Symptoms Update (Loss of Smell and Taste) .

View

COVID-19 Symptoms: Is loss of smell & taste permanent? Loss of smell & taste also impacts appetite

By WION Published at 2021-02-24T13:14:24Z

COVID-19 Symptoms: Is loss of smell & taste permanent? Loss of smell & taste also impacts appetite .

View

Coronavirus: why might we lose our sense of smell and taste?

By The Physiological Society Published at 2020-04-01T08:49:14Z

Coronavirus: why might we lose our sense of smell and taste? .

View

What Causes Loss of Smell and Taste?

By De Caro & Kaplen, LLP Published at 2017-12-22T11:00:04Z

What Causes Loss of Smell and Taste? .

View

Lost Your Sense of Smell? Here's How to Get it Back!

By Christy Risinger, MD Published at 2020-06-08T20:01:17Z

Lost Your Sense of Smell? Here's How to Get it Back! .

View

Covid-19 and The Loss of Taste and Smell

By Demystifying Medicine Published at 2021-02-19T21:00:15Z

Covid-19 and The Loss of Taste and Smell .

View

COVID-19: Effects on Sense of Smell and Taste

By Mount Sinai Health System Published at 2020-03-25T01:15:42Z

COVID-19: Effects on Sense of Smell and Taste .

View

Loss of smell with a SARS-CoV2 infection

By Doctor Klioze Published at 2020-08-04T00:57:37Z

Loss of smell with a SARS-CoV2 infection .

View

Latest research: Long-covid and the loss of smell | COVID-19 Special

By DW News Published at 2021-02-11T16:32:02Z

Latest research: Long-covid and the loss of smell | COVID-19 Special .

View