Definition and causes
A abolished or reduced sense of smell is a disturbance in the perception of smell. As the smell also has an impact on taste, many while being bothered by reduced smagssans.
We can share the causes up to 2 groups:
A group in which the repealed sense of smell due to the fact that there is no air to lugteorganet in the nose, for example. because næsepolypper , Which fills næsehulen. Duftstofferne will never not in contact with lugteorganet.
The second group is due to the suffering of the lugteorganet, in the nerve, which leads nervesignalet from the nose and on to the brain or in the part of the brain, which interprets duftindtryk. It may be due to birth defects, arteriosclerosis , pernicious anaemia fractured skull, brain tumours , Following the meningitis , Poisoning with, for example. lead, after radiotherapy, by big tobacco and the use of næsedråber that contain neomycin. Lugtesansen are generally worse with age.
Symptoms of the nose lifted
You can either do not smell anything or smell worse than usual. At the same time taste deteriorated or disturbed, so the food does not taste as usual.
Precautions and diagnosis
If the smell gets worse, or they can not smell anything, we should go to his own doctor or a specialist in ear-nose and throat diseases. The doctor can examine the smell with a lugteprøve, where you have to smell the different things. It may, for example. be coffee or musk. You can also explore lugtetærsklen by examining how much duftstof required for that you can smell it.
Consideration of lifted nose
If the reason for the reduced sense of smell is that there is something and make up in the nose, this must be removed. If the cause of the second group, there is not much to do if the smell is completely lifted. You may want. try to deal with næsedråber with binyrebarkhormon.
Select and complications
A completely lifted nose, caused, for example. næsepolypper, will mostly come again when they are removed. If the cause is suffering in the lugteorganet, in the nerve, which leads nervesignalet from the nose and on to the brain or in the part of the brain, which interprets duftindtryk, smell rarely again.