Blocked Nose & Deviated Septum
Is your nose constantly blocked? Stuffy noses are common, whether from a cold or from allergies. If your nose seems stuffed all the time you may have a deviated septum.
A deviated septum is a condition that affects between 70% and 80% of people. In most cases, it’s not harmful and does not cause symptoms, though in others it can have a severe impact on your quality of life.
What Are the Symptoms of a Deviated Septum?
There are several symptoms that can manifest from a deviated septum. In moderate or severe cases, you’ll notice difficulty breathing, especially if you are suffering from a cold or allergies. This can lead to sinus infections, postnasal drip, and constant nasal congestion.
You may also notice that you have trouble sleeping or wake your partner up throughout the night due to your snoring. In fact, a deviated septum may lead to sleep apnea, which is a potentially deadly condition that causes you to stop breathing while you are asleep.