Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Post 1 Anosmia
Anosmia is when you lose your sense to smell. Karl Wuensch lost his sense of smell which changed his like dramatically. This was a result of large polyps in his sinuses as well as severely swollen turbinates. Wuensch was unable to smell anything. Since he was unable to smell his food, he had no idea that it went bad and because 80% of flavor comes from smell, he could not taste that it went bad either. When asked what items he missed smelling he said, he did not expect to miss people as much as he did. Over 2 million Americans suffer from anosmia, just like in this video of Travis.