A deviated septum may not cause any problems in some people. When a deviated septum does cause symptoms, they may include: 1.Difficulty breathing through the nose 2.Nasal congestion, usually one side more than the other 3.Recurrent sinus infections 4.Nosebleeds 5.Sleep problems, such as loud snoring or sleep apnea 6.A headache postnasal drip
HOW IS DEVIATED SEPTUM DIAGNOSED?
An Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist may conduct a thorough nasal examination to diagnose deviated septum. He or she may order for a nose X-ray to confirm the deviation and to also check the extent of deviation
HOW IS DEVIATED SEPTUM TREATED?
A surgical procedure known as septoplasty is recommended. An Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) will conduct a thorough examination and suggest the course of treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
About 80% people have some kind of an imbalance in their nasal septum. However, only significant misalignment causes breathing difficulties and needs correction.