Dr. Monica Tadros releases an infographic highlighting some of the signs when you have a deviated septum. The septum is the piece of cartilage and bone in the nose that separates the nostrils. Typically, it lies perfectly straight between the nostrils, however, in some people, this isn’t the case. Many people have a deviated septum, which makes one nostril larger than the other. If you have a deviated septum, it can cause health complications such as a blockage in one or both nostrils or difficulty breathing.
A deviated septum is very common. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), roughly 80 percent of the population has a deviated septum. If you or anybody you know has a deviated septum, it is recommended to seek medical attention, so it doesn’t cause other health issues or negatively impacts the quality of life.
What are the symptoms of a deviated septum?
Some of the symptoms may include:
- difficulty breathing, especially through the nose
- having one side of the nose that’s easier to breathe through
- sinus infections
- dryness in one nostril
- snoring or loud breathing during sleep
- nasal congestion or pressure
To schedule your no-obligation deviated septum surgery consultation with Dr. Monica Tadros, please use the contact form to request additional information or call 201-771-8151 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors. Our office is conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631.