Difficulty Breathing Due to Sinusitis | CT Sinus Center

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
  • Relaxation
  • Stress reduction

On the other hand, when you’re having trouble breathing through your nose, it can lead to:

What should you do if your nasal breathing is obstructed?

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