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Common Symptoms of a Deviated Septum You Shouldn’t Ignore

A deviated septum occurs when the thin wall between your nasal passages is displaced to one side, making one nasal passage smaller. This common condition might make it hard for you to breathe through your nose. The uneven space can also cause your nasal membranes to become dry, increasing your risk of nosebleeds. Recognizing symptoms early is […]

What is sleep apnea?

You may have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have a friend or relative who is being treated for this problem. Let’s review what sleep apnea is and the different options for treating this common disorder. In fact a large review indicated that sleep apnea affects 10% of the population globally with a 2:1 male/female […]

The Role of Septoplasty in Sleep Apnea

If you find yourself struggling with sleep apnea, you’re not alone. Many people face this challenge, where breathing pauses during sleep disrupt their rest. Did you know that septoplasty could offer relief? Let’s explore how septoplasty and sleep apnea connect. What is Septoplasty? Septoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to rectify a deviated nasal septum. The septum is the […]

Afrin, the good, the bad and the ugly!

If you suffer from a really stuffy nose, use of over the counter nasal decongestant nose sprays (like Afrin, Vicks, Sinex etc.) can feel like a miracle. However, you have probably seen the warnings on the label stating not to use these sprays for more than 3 or 4 days. The relief is usually transient […]

Septoplasty: the facts

Septoplasty is a procedure performed to correct a deviated nasal septum. A deviated nasal septum along with inferior turbinate enlargement is the most common cause of long term problems breathing through the nose. If you have a deviated nasal septum, breathing through the nose will not improve without a well performed septoplasty procedure. Good nasal […]

How Sinus Cultures Can Help Treat Sinusitis

With over 30 million Americans experiencing sinusitis yearly, finding relief is important. However, rather than continually treating the symptoms, getting to the root cause of your sinusitis can provide longer-term freedom from sinus pressure, stuffiness, headache, and throat irritation. With sinus cultures, our team at Nevada Sinus Relief can unveil what’s happening in and around your sinuses and […]

The importance of being a nose breather

The importance of being a nose breather: The nose serves an important purpose by supporting the health of the entire respiratory tract (your lungs and oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange system). Let’s take a look at the actual functions of the nose in breathing. 1. The nose serves to filter air and cleanse it of allergens, pollutants […]

What Is Nasal Turbinate Enlargement?

Nasal turbinates are small cylindrical-shaped tubes within the nose that work to filter and humidify air. When these tubes become enlarged, it can become hard to breathe. Nasal turbinate enlargement is often a temporary problem that resolves once the trigger is eliminated. However, in other cases, the lower nasal turbinates can become permanently swollen, a condition known […]

Surviving Allergies In The Nevada Desert

The warm, windy and dry Southern Nevada weather is a perfect setting for allergies. Our climate creates conditions for increased pollen counts and this results in classic allergy symptoms of congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Common allergens in our area include olive, mulberry and elm trees. In addition, grass and weed pollen increase […]

Is Surgery Necessary for a Deviated Nasal Septum?

A deviated nasal septum is a condition in which the nasal septum, the cartilage that divides the nostrils, is curved. This can lead to issues such as difficulty breathing, headaches, and snoring. It can also cause the nose to appear crooked. A person can be born with a deviated nasal septum but can also develop one due […]

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