What can happen if I have trouble with my sense of smell or taste?
If you can’t smell or taste your food, your appetite might decrease. You might use too much sugar and salt to try to make your food taste better. This can be a problem if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.
Smell and Taste Disorders: A Primary Care Approach by SM Bromley, M.D. (American Family Physician January 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000115/427.html)
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