Below is a list of some common nasal and sinus disorders. To learn more the major areas we can help to relieve, please click on the category you wish to see.
The interior of the nose and nasal cavity are parts of the body not often seen, except during medical examinations, and not everyone is aware of what parts comprise their nasal anatomy. Sinuses also have their own anatomy and function.
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. More than 80% of the population has some degree of deviation or crookedness of the nasal septum.
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.
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.
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.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal sinuses. The inflammation of the nasal sinuses leads to swelling of the sinus mucosa, resulting in blockage of the sinus drainage.
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.
Sinus pressure brings on a range of painful symptoms, including ongoing sinus headaches that can make living life extremely difficult.
Sinus Barotrauma is a nasal condition that is caused by a sudden change in atmospheric pressure and damages the tissue. Learn more and see how it can be treated today.
Getting to the root of your smell and taste disorder is best accomplished with the help of a skilled ear, nose and throat specialist such as Dr. Zadeh.