The Sense Of Smell Is Reduced Until The Age Of 21 Years?
Hello, I am Geiga, 21 years old. Since I was a child, I felt that my sense of smell had less role. And results in the sense of smell until now. I can’t classify scents. Is that normal?
The sense of smell that lacks a role must be distinguished whether you really can not smell at all or you can still smell / smell only I have reduced sensitivity or decreased function. In terms of nose medicine can not smell or the inability to smell someone is known as anosmia. In this condition it can cause can not classify the aroma, but it also has an impact and affect the taste of food. While hyposmia is a term for the sense of smell whose function is decreased and becomes less sensitive. Both can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. Some things that might be the cause of the disorder:
anatomical abnormalities in the shape of the nose or organs of the nose from birth (congenital abnormalities) olfactory nerve disorders disorders of the brain in the lobes that regulate the olfactory system allergic rhinitis / inflammation of the nose sinusitis nasal polyps there is a history of trauma / injury the influence of certain drugs the aging process To determine the cause certainly the condition that you are experiencing should you do further tests to the ENT specialist doctor so that you can do a direct examination and additional examinations that support the diagnosis, such as nasal endoscopy or CT scan if needed. For treatment, it depends on the cause, whether it can be treated or corrected, or if it is a congenital abnormality or a neurological disorder that is more permanent. For further consultation with ENT specialists. Here are articles that you can read anosmia.
Hope it is useful, thank you