Loss of taste or smell can cause a person to lose or gain weight post-TBI. Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King.
Weight Loss After TBI?
There are some people who lose weight without the smell and taste, and as a physician, it's always something I'm looking for if people are losing weight-- the consideration that they just may not have an interest in the food. And I've had to start people on appetite stimulants to encourage their weight gain and to encourage their appetite when they've lose their taste and smell.
Posted on BrainLine March 16, 2010.