Harvard Men's Health Watch
Is it normal to lose my sense of smell as I age?
On call Q. I am 72, and over the past year I have begun to lose my sense of smell. Is this a normal part of aging? A. Some loss of sensitivity to smells — also known as anosmia — is normal as we get older, but there may be another explanation. The ability to smell depends on a healthy lining of the nasal cavity, open nasal passageways, and normal