Nasal breathing delivers approximately 70% of airflow to the lungs. It limits airflow through the nose with significant quality of life consequences.
Even slight narrowing of the nasal valve can lead to significant reduction in airflow.4,5,6 Structural blockages in three areas are common
The most common conditions to impact patients are septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, and nasal valve collapse. Lateral wall collapse may equal or even exceed septal deviation as the prime cause of nasal airway obstruction.7,8
Traditional medical therapy, including allergen/irritant avoidance and/or use of nasal medications, may be enough to treat turbinate enlargement. However, following treatment options are possible: