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A Deviated Nasal Septum Can Cause Loud Breathing

A deviated nasal septum is a misalignment of the wall that separates the two sides of the nose and divides the nostrils.

Deviated nasal septum symptoms may lead to difficult breathing, loud breathing during the day and snoring at night. A deviated septum can be a factor in developing Sleep Apnea, which is a dangerous condition that results in period without breathing during sleep.

If you have a deviated septum, you may notice a crooked appearance to your nose and be prone to nose bleeds and sinus infections.

A deviated nasal septum may be a congenital (present at birth) problem or it may be the result of an injury to the nose that results from a fight, fall, or accident.

Diagnosis is typically based on the observation of the earlier mentioned symptoms as well as an nasal examination by your medical doctor.

If your symptoms are not resulting in a high level of discomfort, you can live with the condition without the need for treatment.

In cases where minor discomfort is experienced, the use of  nasal decongestant medication may be helpful.

For severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

You can learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a deviated nasal septum by clicking the link.

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