Smell disorders clinic
Olfactory cells are one of the nerve cells in the human body that directly perceive stimuli from the external environment. The stimulus is provided by the olfactory particles of the inhaled air. A healthy person is able to feel more than 100 thousand different smells. By looking at the intensity of the fragrance, we are able to determine the source. Scent has many important functions. It warns about substances potentially dangerous to our health (spoiled food, toxic gases), allows us to choose food and affect its taste, affects the aesthetic experience and well-being. Olfactory disorders affect our quality of life. Lack of smell, or even its weakening, causes loss of pleasure from eating and thus a decrease in appetite, which can result in weight loss and eating disorders, as well as problems with libido. Longer lasting problems with smell can cause anxiety and depressive states.