Identifying the Cause of Odor Loss – Pursuing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta



Identifying the Cause of Odor Loss – Pursuing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta – Podcast on CNN Audio


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Did you know that some people can taste colors and others have trouble recognizing faces? This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, on Chasing Life, takes listeners beyond the basics of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to discover unique sensory experiences. Discover why psychedelics can change your worldview, how animals perceive differently than humans, and how biases in taste could influence the future of food production.

Join us each week to see how the rich landscape of sensory perception shapes our understanding of the world.

Sniffing the cause of scent loss

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27 Sep 2022

Imagine if your morning cup of coffee smelled like rotting garbage one day. Or, if your favorite comfort food had no flavor at all. For some COVID lung transporters, this is their new reality. What causes these disturbances in smell and taste in the first place? And what treatment options are there for these patients? In this episode we speak with Dr. Zara Patel, an odor expert at Stanford University, who says olfactory training — or “scent training” — can help some people regain their lost sense of smell and taste. In addition, tall COVID patients share their stories and the resources that have helped them cope with their diagnosis.

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