Issues with the nose, whether temporary (stuffy nose) or chronic (deviated septum), can have a serious affect on our ability to breathe. That’s why we’ve spent more than 25 years diagnosing and treating breathing problems in Southern Connecticut.
Common Causes of Breathing Problems
The shape of your nasal passages can have a huge impact on your ability to breathe. If you’ve had a broken nose in the past, suffer from a deviated septum, or have unusually narrow nasal passages, you may benefit from an evaluation and correction to the structure of your nose.
Nasal congestion resulting from a sinus infection, allergy, or nasal injury can also contribute to labored breathing. While most inflammation can be resolved with rest and over-the-counter decongestants, we recommend making an appointment if you’re also experiencing sinus drainage, pain, or fever.
Blockages in the nose can obstruct airflow, as well. Nasal polyps are a common cause of blockage, although swollen adenoids and nasal tumors can also impede breathing. If you have a feeling of fullness or blockage that continues for more than two weeks, please call us today.