Anosmia is the partial or complete loss of smell. I assume we all know by now that loss of smell is one of the COVID-19 most common indicators, however, there could be a lot of other reasons that can cause anosmia. Some of them could even indicate serious health conditions, that’s why it’s always essential not to ignore the sudden changes that happen to your body, no matter how insignificant they might seem.
The smell is a very important part of our everyday lives, whether we talk about smelling delicious food, the smell of freshly cut grass, or a perfume that reminds you of a beautiful memory. Also, anosmia contributes to the loss of appetite, which will eventually lead to weight loss and malnutrition. We need a sense of smell in order to be healthy and enjoy life.
The senses of smell are connected to the brain, causing anosmia to appear gradually, compared to the loss of hearing or vision. Therefore, there are several health conditions that could trigger anosmia, some can be temporary, but there are also permanent ones.
Read on to find out what causes you to lose your sense of smell!