Anosmia: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

Anosmia is the partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Anosmia is usually not serious. But it can have a profound effect on a persons quality of life.  People with Anosmia may not be able to taste foods. They may lose interest in eating. This can lead to weight loss or malnutrition. People with Anosmia may also become depressed because they are not able to smell or taste pleasurable foods.