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Taste and Smell Disorders

NIHSeniorHealth: Problems with Smell - Frequently Asked Questions

Find frequently asked questions about problems with smell in older adults. Questions cover what impact loss of smell can have on an older person's life, common causes of smell disorders, diagnoses, and more.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

NIHSeniorHealth: Problems with Taste

Loss of taste can cause a loss of appetite, especially in the elderly, which can lead to loss of weight, poor nutrition, weakened immunity, and even death. Learn about causes, prevention, symptoms, and treatment of problems with taste.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM