About Nasal Obstructions
You Don’t Have to Suffer Through Chronic Breathing Difficulties
Few things are as frustrating at the feeling of not being able to breathe. It’s normal for people to experience a bit of nasal stuffiness now and then, or even irritating blockage that can last for several days. However, when a person hasn’t been able to breathe freely through his or her nose for a long time, or when blockages occur with more frequency and severity, medical treatment may be necessary. The surgeons at miVIP are fully qualified and experienced to help relieve a wide range of breathing difficulties, resulting in long-term improvement.Chronic nasal congestion is one of the most common types of afflictions people experience worldwide. It’s estimated that about half the world’s population has suffered from breathing difficulties due to seasonal allergies, or from more serious conditions. Fortunately, this prevalence has led to medical researchers developing effective treatments to improve their patients’ quality of life.
The Various Causes of Nasal Obstructions
Periodic nasal obstruction can have a variety of causes, from allergies, medications, overuse of nasal sprays, and illness. These symptoms, while annoying, are usually temporary. However, other factors can result in a long-term problem that affects one or both sides of the nose. These can include congenital or circumstantial defects such as a deviated septum, nasal fracture, enlarged adenoid or turbinate bones, foreign objects, or nasal polyps.
Most of these blockages will cause chronic problems such as:
- Noisy breathing
- Difficulty breathing through the nose either awake or while sleeping
- Painful sinuses and nasal passages
- Sleep apnea
Understandably, patients suffering from these symptoms experience a marked decrease in sleep quality, and cam often suffer throughout the day.
Treating Nasal Obstructions
Several effective, minimally-invasive treatments for nasal obstructions exist today. These include surgical procedures to correct a deviated septum, and the resection of turbinates to improve airflow through the nose. These surgeries are usually outpatient, meaning the patient can go home within a few hours after waking up. Recovery usually takes a couple of weeks, with minimal pain and complications involved. Surgery to correct more severe nasal obstructions, such as fractures and congenital deformities, can be more complex, but still have good outcome rates.
Reach Out for Help Today
The cutting edge technology available to the staff at miVIP means that patients suffering from a variety of nasal complications can be successfully treated and go on to enjoy better breathing and quality of life. Give our offices a call today at 855-496-4847 to have your questions answered or to schedule an appointment.