Millions Don’t Regain Senses of Smell and Taste After COVID: Clinicians Share Validated Approaches
Of the 36 million Americans who contracted COVID-19 in 2021, an estimated 800 thousand and 540 thousand did not regain their sense of smell or taste, respectively, after recovering from the infection, according to a study published in The Laryngoscope (2023).
Loss of Smell and Taste: Long COVID Versus Vaccine InjuryCOVID-19 mRNA vaccines deliver lipid nanoparticles into the arm muscle and bloodstream. These lipid-coated nanoparticles can enter cells more efficiently than the COVID-19 virus. Once inside cells, mRNA molecules instruct the cells to produce spike proteins. The released spike proteins can trigger inflammatory and oxidative stresses in nearby cells and tissues, potentially contributing to long-COVID symptoms and vaccine-related effects.
Why Do Some Patients Lose Their Senses of Smell and Taste?
Damaged Sensory Cells and Nerves
Blood Clot Formation
Treatment Options to Regain Senses of Smell and Taste
Anti-Parasitic Drug Ivermectin
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Anti-Clotting TherapiesHowever, not all patients tolerate nattokinase. Patients with underlying mast cell problems, soy allergies, and other hypersensitivities may report intolerance, Marsland said.
A bowl of fermented soybeans, also known as natto. Nattokinase is derived from this Japanese dish. (Shutterstock)
Other Therapies to Consider
Injection of Local AnestheticA stellate ganglion block is a more invasive treatment option for long-COVID and vaccine injuries.
This involves injecting a fast-acting anesthetic into the stellate ganglia, clusters of nerves located on each side of the neck. This procedure temporarily calms the overactive sympathetic nervous system associated with dysautonomia, characterized by chronic hyperactivation.
“We’re blocking the nerves in the neck that control that fight-or-flight response,” Joshua Dunlap, board-certified in nonsurgical pain management at Republic Pain Specialists, a clinic that has treated over 1,700 patients suffering from post-COVID symptoms, told The Epoch Times. “A lot of these symptoms get better, and some just completely go away,” he said.
These ingredients are known for their ability to dissolve spike protein, prevent it from binding to cells, and repair tissue.
Recommended to maintain daily health for anyone exposed to COVID, vaccines, or shedding – and may help your body repair itself and remain at optimal health.
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