Does anosmia affect women differently than men?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Anosmia does not affect women differently than men. Anosmia is the loss of sense of smell, which may be a chronic or temporary condition depending on what causes it. In people with anosmia, damage to the nose or brain prevents the nerves in the nose from communicating to the area of the brain that identifies smells. This condition is not affected by gender.

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