Patients with certain neurological diseases have been found to respond abnormally to disgusting smells and tastes. If you are experiencing this, a Sentidos Smell Test Kit can help you identify what scents you're perceiving abnormally and even help to correct them through smell training.
Sentidos Smell Loss Detection Test is a reliable and accurate test for anyone concerned about or experiencing a loss of olfactory function. It is a thoroughly tested and researched olfactory assessment. The test kit that includes 12 scented waxes, multiple choice answer sheet, and user instructions and is easily self-administered in 10-15 minutes.
Loss of Smell and Huntington's Disease
Huntington's disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. The presence of parosmia, distortions of the sense of smell, is a common trait.
“…These patients (with Huntington’s disease) have impaired olfactory functioning with respect to absolute detection, intensity discrimination, quality discrimination, and identification. The three latter impairments were significantly explained by poor detection sensitivity. Odor identification was the function most affected."
Nordin, S., Paulsen, J. S., & Murphy, C. (n.d.).
Sensory- and memory-mediated olfactory dysfunction in Huntington's disease.
Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9375222/
Smell Loss and Neurodegenerative Diseases
“The susceptibility of elderly people to aging and diseases, particularly neurodegenerative diseases, is varied. Therefore, complaints about sensory functions should be considered seriously as possible indicators of neurodegenerative diseases or other underlying conditions. The population of elderly is increasing as a result of improved health care throughout the world, and the attention of the medical and scientific community has focused on prevention and treatment of age-related diseases and dysfunctions. Olfactory dysfunction can lead to changes of dietary habits that may in turn exacerbate disease states or contribute to nutritional deficiencies."
Özdener, M. H., & Rawson, N. E. (2004). Olfactory Dysfunction In Neurodegenerative Diseases. Electronic Journal of General Medicine, 1(3). doi:10.29333/ejgm/82202