Snoring is the deep, vibrating sound caused as air travels past loose muscle and soft tissues in the throat. In some instances, snoring is mild, but it can be alarming for others, especially their partners. Roughly half of the U.S. population occasionally snores, with about a quarter being habitual snorers. Snoring can also indicate more… Read More »
Tag: Nasal Obstruction
Five Signs That You Need Deviated Septum Surgery
An incredible 80% of the population has some degree of septal deviation. However, for many of these cases, the conditions are non-symptomatic and don’t require any treatment. In other moderate or more severe cases of septal deviation, patients generally experience nasal obstruction, which can cause other harmful symptoms. In this article, Dr. Schalch Lepe examines… Read More »
Is a Deviated Septum Causing Your Snoring or Breathing Issues?
When you take a deep breath with your mouth closed, does the air flow easily through both sides of your nose? Or does it feel as if your nose is making it harder for you to breathe freely? A surprising number of people — approximately 80% of the population — are living with a deviated… Read More »
What Causes Nasal Obstruction and How Do You Treat It?
As humans, we are meant to be nasal breathers. The nose is designed to humidify and warm the air, making it more comfortable to breathe through the nose. This also prepares the air so that it doesn’t irritate the lower nasal airway and the lungs. When you can’t breathe through your nose, not only is… Read More »