Breaking or Injuring Your Nose Can Cause Sleep Apnea and More
- On October 5, 2022
- deviated septum, ENT, nasal symptoms, sleep apnea, snoring
If you have been hit hard in the nose, whether you were playing a sport, in a car accident, or were injured in some other way, you might have a deviated septum. This can cause a variety of nasal problems you might not be aware of.
What is a deviated septum? It is the medical term for the wall (cartilage and bone) between your nasal passages (the nasal septum) being displaced to one side. Some people are born with it, for others it simply grows that way. It can also happen from an injury to your nose from sports, falls, accidents, or otherwise getting hit.
Common symptoms of a deviated septum:
- Sleep apnea
- Obstruction of one or both nostrils
- Facial pain
- Awareness of the nasal cycle (that your nose is obstructed on one side and then the other, which is unusual).
- Preference for sleeping on a particular side (because it’s easier to breathe).
South Texas Sinus Institute is here to help with the problems caused by a deviated septum. Request an appointment online or call 956-661-8200 today.