How Is Your Sense of Taste and Smell?


March 30, 2015
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Did you know that by about age sixty, even healthy people begin to experience a modest decline in taste and more dramatic declines in smell?

While as we age physicians will generally test for vision and hearing loss, taste appears to be the greatest untreated sensory loss. Food is one of the main pleasures and requirements of everyday living. Meals provide us with nourishment, pleasure, and time to socialize. So what happens when your senses of smell and taste decline? Why does this happen? What are the results of no longer being able to enjoy food? Most importantly though, what can we do to make food taste good again?


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