The facts about smell
Smell loss is a condition that is estimated to affect five percent of the population - approximately 3.3m people in the UK.
Smell disorders can be caused by illness, head injury, sinus disease, as a result of chemotherapy/radiation during cancer treatment, as a side effect of medications, or without obvious cause. Those born without a sense of smell are called congenital anosmics.
There are very few medical treatments for smell disorders, and they don’t work for most people. This is why we need more research into smell disorders.
AbScent offers information, support and practical advice for people living with smell disorders.