According to the National Institutes of Health, about one in eight Americans over age 40 has measurable smell dysfunction.
That impairment increases with age, but it can also happen to anyone at any age from things like injuries or even as a result of a virus like the common cold.
In Healthy Living we show you there are no surefire treatment options to restore sense of smell, but some doctors think they can retrain the brain to recover at least some, if not all, of what’s lost.
Patrick is still smelling the oils every day even though the study is over.
Dr. Piccirillo says patients can easily do this at home.
If you think you have trouble smelling, he says there’s no harm in trying it yourself.
The oils used in the study were rose, lemon, eucalyptus and clove, but you can tailor it to what works for you.