Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 17, 1973 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 17, 1973
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(kilesbufg_Re9istfe^Moil, Galesbura, Tuesday, July ,17,;..1973 jif dir. Dmrntb/Family Reader Losing Sense of Smell D*. Limb By IiAWRENGB E. LAMB, M.D. W«r Of< Lamb — I am a steady reader bf your, column end have been helped from your advice and explanations of many ailments. Now I am writing to you for help in my own problem. I have slowly lost the sense of smell. It is so bad now I cannot smell even the strongest odors, except once in a long time I can sometimes faintly smell a very strong perfume. There isn't any trouble in breathing, as my nose is never blocked, also it's not sore. It doesn't, bother me at all, except I cannot smell. The doctor told me that everything is all right and hot to bother about it, but would not give me any treatment, or even advise me what I could do so I could smell. He simply laughed it off but I am worried as sometimes it is really dangerous. As I cannot tell When something is burning, or gar. is escaping from the stove tin'ess someone comes in and smells it. I get sick sometimes, then notice the stove is turned on, ;but not lit, so the gas comes into the! room. I 4ive alone which makers it hard not to be able to smell these odors. Also smoke from burning food or something that's caught on fire doesn't bother me until I see it. Heel that, sense of smell in my case is important to me. Could .• there be anything done for this 'loss of smelling? .• P. S, : My> taste, is okay and also my hearing. Pear Reader -•• The loss of smell certainly cah be troublesome, even though, in some in stances it might have some advantages'. Loss of smell may be associated with either a prob- - lenr. in the nose or from changes tin the brain. All of our senses, .'including hearing, sight,; smell- !ing, taste or touch, must end flip registering a signal in the brain before we are conscious of the effect. If the cells in the READY to SERVE When illness strikes, we are ready to help professionally in restoring your good health. CLARK DRUG 1440 N. Henderson V 342-4169 Available Information Gould Predict Person's Chance for Heart Disease brain are not functioning in some way it doesn't matter if the .peripheral organ, for example the eye or nose, Is Wort ing normally or not. There is no way I could tell you what's causing your difficulty or whether it could be cured. There has been precious little work done on solving the problems of loss of smell. Practical Points I have included your letter because it suggested a couple of practical points that I hadn't ll ought about. The person who lives alone and can't smell certainly is in danger from gas, fire and other problems. Since you've already noticed that the stove is turned on sometimes and not lit, this has to be considered as a possible hazard. Might I suggest you follow an old trick that the miners used to use and get yourself a couple of pet canaries. If the pet canaries become asphyxiated, it's time for you to do something. Canaries are particularly sensitive to lack of oxygen end might be of some help in your situation. You might also consider, if possible, eliminating gas appliances and using enly electric appliances. This seems like a good idea for people who have loss of smell and particularly if 'they live a!one.., You could get an electronic gas-smoke .detector. It has- a loud buzzer alarm which' goes off when gas or smoke accumulate. ' You should be able to get or.p from your local radio or electronics shop for about twenty dollars. (Newspaper Enterprise . Assn!) LONDON (UPl) - The] doctor fed a few statistics into! his desk computer and looked at the result. "You have an even chance of developing coronary heart disease in the next five years," he told his patient, "unless you follow these instructions .." The information on which the doctor based his prediction included the patient's age, blood pressure, serum cholesterol rating, and smoking habits. This is not a scene for the future. The British Medical Journal says it is possible to draw up mathematical tables to calculate the odds, on a coronary in the United States right now. It will take longer in Europe, where it appears "an unidentified risk factor has an important rol£ in the genesis of the disease" even though the incidence of heart attacks higher in the United States. The magazine said the experiments leading to his development stemmed from a study in Framingham, Mass., a decade ago, which showed that men with both high blood pressure and high serum cholesterol were more likely to develop heart disease than if only one was raised. Studies on British workers confirmed these findings, the magazine said, and they were taken further by a group of doctors from six European countries. •'The risk factors which interested them were age, blood pressure, serum cholesterol, body bulk, tobacco smoking and physical activity," the magazine said. "They found that the first three of these in combine tion allowed the probability of an American railwayman devel- isioping coronary heart disease "A second important finding to be calculated with consldera- in this paper," the magazine ble accuracy; said, "is that the weighting sidewalk sale "The accuracy was increased! marginally by the inclusion of information about tobacco consumption but consideration of body bulk or physical activity did not improve the estimates." Second Important Finding The medical journal went on to say that when the tables derived from the study of rallwaymen were applied to data collected about other workers they were "highly effective- for calculating the probability of getting coronary heart disease in Chicago, Massachusetts and New York." From this they concluded that fairly simple mathematics could turn up the odds on any American patient getting a heart attack within five years— unless his blood pressure and serum cholesteral were lowered. factors which seemed to be so widely applicable in the United States did not prove so good at assigning probability of getting a coronary attack to the men who had been studied in Europe. "The authors suggested the most likely explanation for the difference is that an unidentified risk factor has an important role in the genesis of the disease in Europe but not in America ... independent evidence that there are diferences between the nature of coronary heart disease in Europe and in America comes from another recent study which showed that the prevalence of cardiac pain was twice as high among men in Marion County, Va., as in S t a v e \ y, Derbyshire (England)." lots of clothing and other misc. items open 9 a.m. tomorrow calico cat 70 to. seminary, galeiburg, ph. 342*2212 :Send your, question* to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New Yorlc, N.Y.; 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on spastic colon, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Spastic Colon" booklet. Victoria Women Visit Minnesota VICTORIA — Mrs. David Kraus and her mother recently flew to Warren, Minn., to visit relatives. 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