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What causes hyposmia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Hyposmia can occur as the result of injury, exposure to toxins, disease, or the use of some prescription medications. Nasal polyps can obstruct your nasal passageways and lead to hyposmia. Cancer therapies have been known to cause hyposmia. Hyposmia may occur as a result of serious medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis. Hyposmia can also happen naturally with age. This type of hyposmia usually occurs in men.

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