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Increased Sense Of Smell Causes
Obstruction: Diminished or altered ense of smell is likely due to poor airflow to the roof of the nose where the nerve endings for smell are located. A thorough nasal endoscopy will check for nasal polyps ( which are usually due to allergies). If the endoscopy is normal, then a ct scan may be helpful in ensuring no other abnormalities in the skull base that can alter sense of smell. ...Read more
Causes of diminished sense of taste w/ normal sense of smell? Can distinguish between sweet, salty, bitter, etc., but lost the true "taste" of foods.
Anosmia: Taste is mostly dependent on the sense of smell. Loss of that sense is called anosmia. A very common cause is head trauma, due to shearing of the tiny nerves from the nose going into the brain through a perforated cribiform plate at the base of the skull. Sudden jarring can sever those nerves. There are other conditions and medications that can impair this sense, too. ...Read more
Varied: An excess of any supplement can cause a myriad of symptoms and there is inter-individual variability in who would experience a diminished sense of taste in particular. If you are concerned with a specific supplement, please schedule a consult for further discussion and guidance. ...Read more
Parkinsons hallucina: Patients with neurodegenerative conditions like parkinson's may commonly complain of hallucinations and this includes taste, smell, visual and hearing. Typically don't see a lot of motor/tactile hallucinations. These hallucinations can be seen in a number of conditions and should be evaluated for other disturbances with further imaging in some cases. Typically not dangerous. ...Read more
Is loss of taste and smell normal with aging — or could loss of taste and smell have other causes?
Some loss of taste and smell is natural with aging, especially after age 60: Various other factors also can contribute to loss of taste and smell, however, including: Nasal and sinus problems, such as allergies, sinusitis or nasal polyps, Certain medications, including beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Dental problems, Cigarette smoking, Head or facial injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease. Loss of taste and smell can have a significant impact on quality of life, often leading to decreased appetite and poor nutrition. Sometimes loss of taste and smell contributes to depression. Loss of taste and smell also might tempt you to use excess salt or sugar on your food to enhance the taste — which could be a problem if you have high blood pressure or diabetes. If you're experiencing loss of taste and smell, consult your doctor. Although you can't reverse age-related loss of taste and smell, some causes of impaired taste and smell are treatable. For example, your doctor might adjust your medications if they're contributing to the problem. Many nasal and sinus conditions and dental problems can be treated as well. If you smoke, quitting can help restore your sense of smell. If necessary, your doctor might recommend consulting an allergist, an ear, nose and throat specialist (otolaryngologist), a neurologist or other specialist. ...Read more
See below: An ENT doctor is the specialist who can best treat you. ...Read more
Common sense: If common sense actually existed, no one would be talking about it, and why? because it would truly be common, in the most fundamental sense of the word. Now, having said that, people have radically different minds, and what gets top priority and is perfectly logical to one person may completely flummox another. Not that one form of logic is better or worse that the other; they are just different. ...Read more
Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...Read more
What cause dizzy,shortness of breath,heart pain,headache,and thirst lack of appetite?constipation and bad periods?
A lot going on: There's really too many symptoms there to try to address over the internet. No one disease can tie all all those things together. You really need a comprehensive evaluation that looks at your total health picture. That's would best be accomplished in a doctor's office with a person you know, trust, and like over the course of many visits. Please do consider this. ...Read more
unusual: A heightened sense of smell can occur in various neurological diseases, tumors in the brain and low grade sinus infections. Some medications might cause an altered sense of smell as well. I would seek help from an ENT specialist to help sort out this problem. You may need to obtain and MRI to assess the brain and the area where the smell fibers come into the nose. ...Read more
Allergic Rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis, when accompanied by sinus congestion, can cause an increased pressure in the inner ear, which can cause ear pain, headache and dizziness. The fatigue may stem from restlessness due to nocturnal cough secondary to sinus drainage. Best of health to you! ...Read more
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