What May Cause A Loss of Taste Or Smell?

Smell and taste problems result from many different causes. In general, colds,  flu and sinus problems are more likely to lead to your temporary loss of smell and taste. Sometimes, it may result from your  faulty gene if you always feel bored with that type of smell.

Here are some most common causes that can be helpful to your diagnosis :
1. viral infections including colds or flu.
2. allergies that affect your nose, such as hay fever.
3. dental or mouth problems.
4. an injury to the head.
5. a stroke.
6. various forms of sinusitis.
7. hormone problems such as Cushing’s syndrome.
8. exposure to radiation therapy for head or neck cancer.
9. smoking.
10. anosmia caused by the epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia.
11.  age. Your smell decreases as age increases.

The above are most common possibilities of your smell and taste problems. For accurate diagnosis, please go to see your doctor and take some professional tests!

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.