Different smell disorders
In this blog article, we will explore various olfactory disorders. Since the Covid-19 crisis, many individuals have experienced a loss of this sense. While some have regained it, others have not. Other disorders can be linked to the sense of smell, and they can be either permanent or temporary in nature.
Hyposmia and Anosmia
Firstly, there ishyposmie. which refers to a reduced sense of smell. Numerous tests are conducted by professionals to try to address this disorder.
Secondly, isanosmie is more disruptive in daily life, , as it involves a complete loss of the sense of smell. This disorder can be dangerous because smells like gas or smoke, for example, are no longer detectable.
Parosmia and Cacosmia
Let's now discuss parosmia which is a disorder where you perceive a smell that doesn't correspond to the actual stimulation. In other words, you smell an odor that is actually incorrect. Generally, this odor is unpleasant.
The cacosmia is related to parosmia. This disturbance refers to experiencing a bad smell persistently.
Lastly, there is phantosmia (also known as olfactory hallucination). This disturbance involves smelling an odor that others cannot perceive.
At the Studio des Parfums, we offer programs that help you regain your sense of smell through various exercises. Feel free to get in touch with us, and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.