Life can be challenging. Take a moment to relax. Sit down, loosen up your body, breath in and out through your nose. Do you find the breathing part difficult? Do you ever find it hard to breathe during your daily activities? What about when you’re sleeping?
Difficulty breathing through your nose, aka nasal congestion, is one of the most common and obvious symptoms of sinusitis. The inflammation can be caused by a number of different things, including:
- Allergies & allergic reactions
- Deviated nasal septum
- Nasal polyps
- Facial trauma resulting in fracture or broken bone
- Other medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, or HIV
How does difficulty breathing affect your health?
Studies have shown that breathing through your nose is more beneficial than breathing through your mouth. In addition, deep breathing has multiple positive effects on your overall well-being, including:
- Better sleep
- Lower blood pressure
- Stress reduction
On the other hand, when you’re having trouble breathing through your nose, it can lead to:
- Allergic shiners
- Bad breath
- Dental issues
- Lack of concentration
- Loss of smell and taste
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Post-nasal drip
What should you do if your nasal breathing is obstructed?
Of course not being able to breathe well in itself is troublesome, so these conditions can make the issue even more serious. Why suffer when you don’t have to? The expert doctors at CT Sinus Center know everything there is to know about diagnosing and treating chronic sinusitis.
When you come in, we’ll take the extra time to really talk to you about your symptoms and medical history before we do anything else. Then after we get to the root of the problem, we’ll develop a treatment plan that is right for you. If you do have chronic sinusitis, you could be the perfect candidate for balloon sinuplasty, a non-invasive, in-office procedure that has few (if any) side effects and no downtime.
Call 860-BALLOON to make your appointment at one CT Sinus Center’s four conveniently-located offices — Kent, Litchfield, Shelton and Waterbury — and then take a deep breath of relief.