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When Should You See a Doctor for a Deviated Septum?

When Should You See a Doctor for a Deviated Septum?

  • September 27, 2022
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If you’ve been diagnosed with a deviated septum, you are probably intimately familiar with how the condition can disrupt your life. This type of defect isn’t life-threatening, but it can cause acute or chronic discomfort, nasal congestion or complete obstruction, recurrent nosebleeds, facial pain, and/or recurrent sinus infections throughout your life. To stop these concerns […]

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How To Treat Recurring Sinus Infections

How To Treat Recurring Sinus Infections

  • July 29, 2022
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Recurring sinus infections are common, extremely painful, and challenging to prevent or without accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. For many, it’s easy to fall prey to the false sense of security with disappearing symptoms only to end up shocked and dismayed when they return.

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The Dangers of Living with a Deviated Septum

The Dangers of Living with a Deviated Septum

  • February 15, 2022
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The nose has two nostrils that are divided by a partition made of bone and cartilage, known as the septum. This wall doesn’t usually create two perfectly symmetrical nostrils. Instead, it causes a mismatch in size where one nasal airway is bigger. Normally, a deviated septum is no cause for alarm. A deviated septum can […]

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Signs of a Deviated Septum

Signs of a Deviated Septum

  • August 31, 2021
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The nasal septum is the thin wall of cartilage between the two nasal passages. Many people have a deviated septum, which is when the septum is displaced or off-center. This makes one nasal passage smaller than the other or can make both passages blocked, if the deviated septum is s-shaped. Deviated septums are very common […]

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What Causes a Deviated Septum?

What Causes a Deviated Septum?

  • August 30, 2021
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The thin wall of bone and cartilage that divides your nose into left and right nasal passages is known as the septum. It can become deviated when it is displaced or off-center, making one of your nasal passages narrower than the other or making it shaped improperly. A deviated septum is an extremely common condition, […]

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Dr. Cohen’s Corner: Will Fixing a Deviated Septum Stop Loud Snoring?

Dr. Cohen’s Corner: Will Fixing a Deviated Septum Stop Loud Snoring?

  • July 29, 2021
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If you or your partner is a loud snorer, the culprit may be a deviated septum, but will fixing it stop problems of loud snoring? It depends. More than 80% of people in the U.S. may be living with a deviated septum and not know it, and snoring is a common symptom of a deviated […]

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Enlarged Turbinate and Deviated Septum

Enlarged Turbinate and Deviated Septum

  • January 15, 2021
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Experiencing nasal congestion all the time can become frustrating when you’re experiencing it around the clock. There’s nothing fun about feeling stuffy or like you’re not getting enough oxygen when you try to breathe. For some, it’s as simple as sinus issues, for others it can be enlarged turbinates, and for some it can be […]

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Dry Throat and Septoplasty: Is It a Concern?

Dry Throat and Septoplasty: Is It a Concern?

  • December 22, 2020
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It is not unusual to have trouble breathing from time to time because of a clogged nose. However, when this breathing difficulty becomes a daily battle, individuals start looking for solutions to this stressful problem. Fortunately, for many, this situation can be fixed through a procedure known as septoplasty. Yet, even though this surgery can […]

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What Does a Deviated Septum Have to Do with Weight Loss and How I Feel?

What Does a Deviated Septum Have to Do with Weight Loss and How I Feel?

  • December 15, 2020
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You’ve more than likely heard that every part of your body has its role time and time again. The statement is something that we all hear and all know, but what you may not realize is that something like a deviated septum can impact more than your breathing or how often you get migraines. A […]

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How to Sleep After Septoplasty

How to Sleep After Septoplasty

  • November 30, 2020
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A deviated septum can cause a lifetime of annoying and often painful problems with breathing through the nose and sinus problems. People are sometimes born with a deviated septum, or it happens because of an injury, and it causes problems including sinusitis, nasal congestion and loud snoring. Often, surgery is the only option to fully […]

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