Who is most at risk for hyposmia?

Smokers are at increased risk for hyposmia, as are those who suffer from frequent head colds and sinus infections. If you have nasal polyps, or a more serious condition like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, or Alzheimer's, you are at increased risk for hyposmia. If you play sports or are otherwise at risk for head injury, you are also at risk for hyposmia.

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