Breathing Problems: Causes & Treatments
Most people take breathing for granted. It’s simply something that we do unconsciously. However, if you have a medical condition or an illness that interrupts the clear flow of air to your lungs, you will most certainly feel discomfort. At Biltmore ENT, we focus on treating breathing problems caused by sinus issues. We help patients understand why their sinuses are contributing to their breathing problems and offer treatments that can open the airways and get relief.
Symptoms of Breathing/Sinus Problems
The most obvious symptom of breathing problems is the inability to take a deep breath through your nose. However, there can be other symptoms that can accompany the breathing problems:
- Pain or tenderness around your eyes, cheek or nose
- Loss of smell or taste
- Postnasal drip
- Stuffy nose
- Trouble sleeping
These symptoms can often go away on their own if you have a head cold, for example. However, if there is some sort of blockage or inflammation in your nasal cavity, treatment might be necessary.
Possible Causes of Breathing/Sinus Problems
Our team will assess your condition to identify if any of these underlying conditions are causing your breathing problems:
- Nasal obstruction
- Sinus infection (sinusitis)
- Nasal polyps
- Deviated septum
- Other causes
Our ear, nose and throat doctors in Phoenix will make a treatment recommendation after we have fully assessed your condition and identified the source of the discomfort. Click the links below to learn more about these treatment options:
- Septoplasty: to treat a deviated septum
- Turbinate Surgery: to treat swollen nasal tissues
- Sinus Surgery: to treat blockages in the sinuses
- Balloon Sinuplasty: to treat chronic sinusitis
- VivAer®: Treatment for Nasal Airway Obstruction
You Have Questions: We Have Answers
We are trained to help answer such questions as:
- Why can’t I breathe through my nose?
- What does sinusitis mean?
- Why does my face hurt around my nose?
- Do sinus problems affect breathing?
- Why can’t I breathe through my nose when I sleep?
- And many more
More importantly, we can offer treatments for relief.
Our team at Biltmore ENT is ready to help you breathe better. Contact our office today at (602) 956-1250 or click here to request an appointment.