Scientists have found that loss of smell may be an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease. This was reported by the newspaper Express…
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, patients with this ailment noticed that they lost their sense of smell several years before developing tremors or other coordination problems. The study has shown that about 90% of people with this diagnosis do not smell.
Scientists estimate that sometimes the loss of smell can occur ten years before Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed.
Currently, the disease is considered incurable, but the existing methods of conservative and surgical treatment can significantly improve the quality of life of patients and slow down the progression of the disease.
On December 7, therapist Elena Selkova said that the loss of the ability to smell does not always indicate infection with the coronavirus. According to the specialist, you can partially lose your sense of smell with a cold due to swelling of the nasal mucosa or with acute allergies. Also, such a discomfort can be a symptom of a brain tumor, Alzheimer’s disease, or occur in Parkinson’s disease, as well as in post-infarction conditions.