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Inability to smell
Symptoms of Anosmia
The following features are indicative of Anosmia:
loss of the sense of smell
food less appetizing
loss of libido
loss of smell memory
loss of olfaction
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Common Causes of Anosmia
The following are the most common causes of Anosmia:
inflammatory changes in the mucosa
death of olfactory receptor neurons
mutations in the PROKR2 (prokineticin receptor 2) gene
mutation in PROK2 (prokineticin 2) gene
Risk Factors for Anosmia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Anosmia:
common in older adults
common in black people
Prevention of Anosmia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Anosmia.
Occurrence of Anosmia
Anosmia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Anosmia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Anosmia:
Psychophysical Assessment test: To identify taste and order
Nervous system examination: To check for cranial nerve damage
CT scan (Computed tomography): To look for brain portion malformations
MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging): To look for malformations in brain
Nasal endoscopy: To look for nasal cavity abnormalities
Olfactory nerve testing: To evaluate disruptions in the pathway from nose to brain
Complications of Anosmia if untreated
It is not know if Anosmia causes complications if left untreated.
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Anosmia
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Anosmia:
Gene therapy: To restore sense of smell
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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