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Nasal Congestion Treatment

Nasal Congestion Treatments From North Texas Sinusitis Center: Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Relief are Here

Chronic Nasal Congestion is Clogging Your Sinuses and Your Happiness

Nasal congestion is fun for no one.

When you’re congested, you’re: 

  • Stuffy
  • Snotty
  • Snoring
  • Mouth-breathing
  • Likely to have bad breath
  • Exhausted
  • Frustrated

Sleeping for you and your partner also becomes difficult because of your snoring. Not only is nasal congestion complicating your life and sucking the joy out of every day, but it’s also a symptom that something more than just a stuffy nose is wrong with your body.

Man suffering from nasal congestion

Learn more about your nasal congestion and how North Texas Sinusitis Center can bring you relief below.

Nasal congestion causes tiredness and facial pain

What is Nasal Congestion?

Your stuffy nose is nasal congestion. It develops when there is an excess of fluid and swelling in the nasal cavity and nearby tissues. The fluid and swelling combine to stuff up your nose, and it may begin to discharge, which is what you’ll recognize as a runny nose.

When your sleep is disturbed by nasal congestion, it can transition from an annoyance to a health issue. It’s also, as mentioned above, a sign that something else may be going on with your body that needs to be addressed.

I’m Congested. What’s Wrong with Me?

Many issues may cause your nasal tissues to become irritated and inflamed. The most common causes of nasal congestion are colds, the flu, chronic sinusitis (sinus infections), nonallergic rhinitis, and allergic reactions.

According to the Mayo Clinic (1), potential causes of nasal congestion also include:

  • Alcohol
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Overuse of decongestant nasal spray
  • Deviated septum
  • Air dryness
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stress
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Medications
  • Spicy food
  • Thyroid disorders
Woman is experiencing sinus pain at her desk congested with a sinus infection

Several of the causes above are serious medical conditions that should be treated, including Churg-Strauss syndrome, a deviated septum, sleep apnea, and thyroid disorders. To get answers and results, consult with an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor.

To help determine the source of your nasal congestion and possibly clear it yourself, you can perform the Cottle Maneuver at home. Learn more below.

Nasal Congestion and Obstruction Treatments

North Texas Sinusitis Center offers the following treatments for nasal congestion and obstructions:

You deserve to be comfortable and at ease when receiving treatment for your sinus issues. Minimally-invasive procedures are performed in the comfort of our office here at the North Texas Sinusitis Center. If you prefer full anesthesia, the above procedures can be performed in an operating room.

Operating room procedures:

ENT discusses sinus options with patients

Septoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery are both surgical procedures that require full anesthesia and will be performed in an operating room.

What should you do about your sinus symptoms?

What Impact Are Sinus Infections Having on Your Life?

You've suffered for years with recurring sinus infections. The stuffy nose, bad breath, congestion, pain and pressure simply don't seem to go away. You're out of options for relief on your own. Time for a change!

Evaluate your symptoms to find out if you're a candidate for a procedure called Balloon Sinus Dilation, which greatly reduces the suffering experienced by chronic sinusitis patients.

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