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Nasal & sinus Disorders

Turbinate Hypertrophy

Chronic nasal obstruction, or a stuffy nose, is often caused by enlargement (hypertrophy) of the inferior nasal turbinates. Chronic nasal obstruction can impair normal breathing, forcing patients to breathe through the mouth and often affects their daily activities.

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Deviated Septum

Under ideal circumstances, the nasal septum is perfectly straight and located precisely in the middle of the nose, which makes both sides of the nasal cavity equal in size. Unfortunately, this ideal situation is seldom the reality.

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Nasal Allergies

An allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to a typically harmless substance. A person without allergies will have no reaction to such substance, but when a person who is allergic to the substance encounters it, the body reacts by releasing chemicals which cause allergy symptoms.

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Common Cold

A common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract. Although it is usually harmless, it certainly may not feel that way. Since there are more than 200 viruses that can cause a common cold, the symptoms tend to vary greatly. Most adults suffer from a common cold two to four times per year.

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal sinuses. Under normal circumstances, the sinuses produce a small amount of mucus. However, when inflammation sets in, the mucosal lining substantially increases mucus production. Inflammation is usually caused by bacterial, fungal, viral or allergic processes.

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Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous growths that develop on the lining of the nose or sinuses. They are the end product of chronic inflammation that may result from a viral or bacterial infection, allergies, or an immune system response to fungus.

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