What are common smell disorders seen by Dr. Daneshrad?

Your sense of smell helps you connect with the world around you. It can bring joy through the scent of your favorite homecooked meal, or disgust with the smell of mold and mildew. When patients experience a loss in their sense of smell, it can be extremely troubling. Dr. Payam Daneshrad and the team at Daneshrad Clinic work directly with patients who are in need of assistance determining the cause of their smell disorder and the best course of treatment to resolve it.

What are smell disorders?

Dr. Payam Daneshrad describes smell disorders as certain conditions that can impact one’s ability to smell and even taste foods. With a thorough evaluation and a proper diagnosis, patients can find out if they are dealing with a chronic or short-term problem, and discuss the best possible treatment to help in restoring their sense of smell when possible.

What types of smell disorders can occur?

The team at Daneshrad Clinic works routinely with patients who are experiencing changes to their sense of smell, and have worked with patients who have had a diagnosis of the following smell disorders:

  • Anosmia
  • Dysosmia
  • Hyperosmia
  • Hyposmia

What can cause a smell disorder?

There are a various reasons why smell disorders can occur. In some patients, it is caused by infection of the upper respiratory system or growths such as nasal polyps. Other patients might experience changes due to hormonal disturbances, illegal drugs, certain medications, or even dental problems. When patients are dealing with changes to their sense of smell, an evaluation with our team can assist in spotting the cause and finding a treatment option that can work. Treatments vary, but are often related to addressing the underlying cause of the condition before considering other solutions. This may include medications or surgery.

Discuss your needs with Dr. Daneshrad

If you live in the communities of Santa Monica and Torrance, CA, we encourage you to learn more about the health of the ears, nose, and throat with Dr. Payam Daneshrad, our board-certified orolaryngologist. Call (310) 453-6500 to schedule an appointment at either of our office locations to discuss your concerns.

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