Many multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have a reduced sense of smell, and the more relapses they have, the worse the problem, according to a study suggesting that smell may be a marker for the disease’s progression. If you are experiencing smell loss, a Sentidos Smell Test Kit can help you identify what scents you are unable to detect and even help to recover 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 Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
"In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body... Olfactory dysfunction (smell loss) is one of many symptoms of multiple sclerosis and also one of the most underdiagnosed. While functional markers able to predict MS progression are still lacking, it has been found that olfactory test scores and recurrent attacks and disease progression are inversely correlated."
Ciurleo, R., Bonanno, L., Salvo, S., Romeo, L., Rifici, C., Sessa, E., . . . Caminiti, F. (2018, April 17). Olfactory dysfunction as a prognostic marker for disability progression in Multiple Sclerosis: An olfactory event related potential study. Retrieved from https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0196006
Loss of Smell and the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
“Although olfactory impaired function in MS and the inability to identify odor were associated to anxiety, depression and to the degree of neurological incapacity in several studies, this association was not found when assessing different qualities of olfaction such as the ability to detect odor threshold, the ability to identify and discriminate the odors. Moreover, each quality of olfaction was related to a different phase of the disease. A worse olfactory threshold was observed in the early inflammatory phases while an identification score was more impaired in the widespread chronic disease. This could be explained by smell threshold being part of the more peripheral regions of the olfactory system while the ability to discriminate and identify odors are attributed to several damaged areas of the brain…”
Pimentel, M. L. (2016). Olfactory dysfunction as a marker of multiple sclerosis progression. Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria, 74(9), 693-694. doi:10.1590/0004-282x20160133