Sinusitis Nose – Deviated Nasal Septum
Simply put: the way your nose works is that you have a bone at the very top that goes down to about where your eye pupil is. Then beneath that is “cartilage”… the same squishy bone-like stuff that’s in your ears. Inside your nose is a thin membrane that divides your nose into two halves. That’s why when you close one nostril with your thumb you can breathe down the other channel. Both of those channels should be about the same width and height, divided by the septum. “Deviation” is exactly what is says – abnormal or unusual.
If surgery is recommended, the procedure is a Septoplasty and it consists of 1 to 1 ½ hrs of outpatient with a 2-4 week recovery. Gauze is packed inside your nasal passageways so you will feel quite ‘stuffy’ for a few weeks. Bleeding and slight bruising is common. Major benefits will be noticed after about 4-5 weeks.
You will feel like a new person with your new breathing ability. No more stuffy nose or snoring… you will breathe quietly and easily with your new nose-connection. It’s not a complicated surgery, but may be costly.
Esther Smith, author
Smith’s research has included Septoplasty, and she offers her findings here for those with a Deviated Nasal Septum. For further information go here: http://www.SinusitisHealing.com