What about breathing problems?

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July 12, 2013

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The ability to breathe well depends in part on the anatomy of the nasal septum, the adjacent side walls, and the internal opening inside the nostrils called the internal nasal valve. While a deviated septum may contribute to breathing problems, there are also nonsurgical factors such as allergies and chronically swollen lining tissue that may be the real cause of poor breathing. Improvement of breathing after surgery in these cases may be limited despite complete correction of a coexisting structural deformity.


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