Deviated Septum / Enlarged Turbinates
The nasal septum separates the right and left nasal passage. A perfectly straight septum is rare, as it is typically slightly misaligned. However, when this misalignment is significant, it is known as a deviated septum. Nasal turbinates are built-in humifier structures in the nose that often swell and take up valuable space inside the nose. This can result in breathing difficulties, which may lead to complications such as snoring, sleep apnea, nasal congestion, chronic sinus infections, and nosebleeds.
If these symptoms are present, it is recommended to visit a Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute Provider. Depending on the severity of the deviation, treatment options may include:
Deviated Septum / The SimpleSeptum Procedure:
A simple minimally invasive procedure called the SimpleSeptum™ procedure might be an option as well. It can reposition the septum and restore more balanced airflow through the nose non-surgically with minimal downtime.
The SimpleSeptum procedure is a minimally-invasive treatment for nasal obstruction that involves the use of a small balloon. The procedure begins with the application of a numbing agent to the nasal area. The balloon is then guided through the nose to the area requiring dilation. The balloon is inflated to expand the nasal passage and increase internasal space and can reposition a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates, creating a widely patent nasal airway. After the balloon has done its work, it is deflated and carefully removed from the nose. You will able to breathe better via your nose instantly!
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Patient Education: Deviated Septum
This common condition is a misalignment of the nasal septum (the thin wall of bone and cartilage that divides the nostrils).