Experts recommend that you always go to the doctor in case of problems with your sense of smell and smell recognition.
A sudden or complete loss of olfactory ability increases the risk of a person's premature death within the next decade. Researchers from Michigan University have reported this in a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Scientists for the first time measure the impact of losing the sense of smell for early death and trying to find out how the relationship arises. It should be noted that the olfactory decline is becoming more common in older people.
The researchers analyzed data collected by the National Institutes of Health and the University of Texas from 2,289 Americans from 71 to 82 years old. Thereby confirming that the loss of sense of smell significantly increases the likelihood of death.
In the course of the study, the relationship between olfactory loss and premature death is largely associated with health problems, but has nothing to do with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease as previously thought.
Scientists advise people to always consult their doctor in case of losing the sense of smell.