The nose is one of the most versatile organs of the body. It cleans the air we breathe to prevent infection. When you smoke a cigarette, you are not only destroying your lungs, but you are also destroying the nasal passages from doing their job to prevent illness.
If you are currently experiencing problems related to your sinuses, your physician may prescribe a decongestant spray. However, if the doctor you are consulting with is not an ENT and they think you need to be treated for a deviated septum, they may refer you to an ears, nose, and throat specialist who can provide additional consultation and treatment.
In a perfect world, the thin wall that divides your nostrils is perfectly straight, allowing the easy flow of air in and out of your nose. But, the world is full of curveballs, in this case a deviated septum, which leaves you struggling to restore balance.
If you were born with a deviated nasal septum, you might not know what it feels like to experience trouble-free breathing. The condition seems minor enough, but it can cause a domino effect of symptoms and trouble capable of impacting your total-body health.