Saturday, September 29, 2012

Septoplasty To Improve Breathing Problems

It is estimated that almost 80% of people suffer from a deviated nasal septum and Septoplasty is one treatment which has been helping them overcome the problems caused by it. Nasal septum is a wall like lining in the nose which separates the cavities of the nose into two equal halves. Ideally this wall should be in the midline of the nose thereby making equal passages on the right and left sides. The nasal septum consists of a central cartilage which provides support and is covered with mucus membrane on both sides. If this septum is not in the midline of the nose or is deviated, it can cause severe breathing problems.
Causes, Symptoms and Effects
Nasal septum deviation can be caused either through some injury to the nose or it can even be present by birth. Excessive growth of the skeleton system can also be a reason for deviated septum and cause the nasal passages to be blocked. Some of the most common symptoms of a deviated nasal septum are blockages in either one or both nostrils, obstructed breathing, nasal congestions, chronic sinus, infections, bleeding of the nose, snoring, breathing through the mouth, headaches and facial pain.
People suffering from deviated nasal septum often complain about breathing obstruction, congestion, headaches and sinusitis troubles. This deviation can significantly obstruct the flow of air from the nasal passage as well as not allow a nose to be completely clear of the sinus and mucus drainage. In extreme cases, the deviation could also affect the outward structure of the nose causing it to alter shape and leave the nose looking collapsed. In such cases, Rhinoplasty - a type of cosmetic surgery is the only way to correct it.
How Septoplasty works
Septoplasty is the most effective treatment for correcting a deviated nasal septum. This process is conducted via the nostrils, thereby ensuring that there are no bruises and no signs of surgery. The procedure involves realigning the portion of cartilage or bone which is bent in the nasal cavity. Local or general anaesthesia administered before the process and an incision is made via the nostrils on the septum to reach the affected area. It is ensured that there is sufficient cartilage being preserved so that it can provide structural support to the nose. After aligning the septum to the correct position, it is given a temporary stability with the help of small plastic sutures.
Septoplasty has helped a lot of patients to completely or partially eliminate the symptoms of deviated nasal septum. This procedure clears the blockage of the nose passage thereby allowing smooth breathing and clear nostrils. It also helps in avoiding any chronic infections or sinus that could have developed due to the obstruction as well as provides a structural support to the nose and preventing and facial damage

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