Thursday, November 8, 2007

Imagine not being able to smell the roses!!

The condition is called anosmia. The viruses seem to attack the nerve cells, which are located in the upper part of the nasal cavity, causing the loss of smell.Women usually develop anosmia in their 40s or 50s after suffering from a serious sinus infection, usually brought on by a common cold. Although some men contract it, middle-age women are more susceptible, because, doctors think, their immune systems are more fragile as they go through menopause.Apparently there is a cure though; doctors prescribe vitamins loaded with antioxidants to regain their smell, but it takes time and in most cases the smell never comes back 100 percent...


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