Deviated Septum, frequent nose bleeds and sinus infections, sleep apnea (Photo)
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Deviated septum, a good place to start
deviated septum, nosebleeds, sleep apnea and sinus infections
Nasal breathing surgery
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Looking at your CT scan, it is obvious you struggle to breathe through your nose! You have a large septal spur and deviation to the left, and the turbinate (normal bony structure that helps filter air) on the right side has grown into the space and is blocking that side too. If you chose to have surgery on your nose, a septoplasty and turbinate reduction will help open your nose so you can breathe better. Turbulent airflow through the nose can cause nosebleeds and pressure.People who with nasal obstruction have many problems breathing at night, but even if your nasal breathing is corrected, you have still have obstruction at other levels causing your oxygen level to drop at night. Big tonsils, big base of tongue, extra weight and thickness in the neck and several other things can also cause sleep apnea. It is best to have a full exam by an ENT to get a picture of what can be done to help you get relief
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