Is your sense of smell weakening? If your answer is ‘yes’, then the time has come to be cautious. We are saying this because losing the ability to smell can also be a sign of being vulnerable to serious diseases. In a recent research, it has been found that if a person’s ability to smell is affected, then he may have Alzheimer’s and dementia. Losing the ability to smell can also be a sign of depression.
A study conducted by the scientist of John Hopkins Medicine in America has found that the worse a person’s ability to smell, the worse his mental health is. It is not that there is a risk of depression due to the weakening of the ability to smell. But it is definitely that it can be a sign of depression.
More than 2000 elders participated
In this study, Professor Vidya Kamath said that losing the capacity to smell affects our health in many ways. If you ever feel these symptoms in your body, do not ignore them at all and immediately get yourself examined by a doctor. Studies have also linked this signal to dysfunctional cognition and inflammation. More than 2000 elders participated in this study which lasted for 8 years.
Get help from a doctor
Professor Kamath pointed out that the loss of the ability to smell could be a warning signal for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The NHS says that the sooner sufferers seek help from a doctor, the sooner they will be helped to recover. There are many people who are struggling with depression, but do not seek help from the doctor. If you see any unusual symptoms in the body, then do not delay in going to the doctor. Because delay can put your life in danger.
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