Deviated septum causes snoring

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Avatar m tn Snoring by itself indicates a narrowed air passages. Deviated septum may not contribute to snoring. For snoring you could avoid taking alcohol and try to sleep on your side as this keeps the airways patent. If any nasal blocks try to keep them patent with OTC nasal decongestants. Aim for optimum weight with exercises or long walks and see if this helps with snoring. Regards.
397460 tn?1268537336 hi,please consult the doctor to rule out sleep apnoea syndrome.There can be number of causes for snoring like deviated nasal septum,throat weakness causing the throat to close during sleep,Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in muscles,Fat gathering in and around the throat or Obstruction in the nasal passageway.
2058275 tn?1330709749 Assuming you are referring to a deviated NASAL septum (FYI there is a region of the heart called the septum), the answer is POSSIBLY. A deviated nasal septum, when severe, could impair normal respiratory pattern. In some cases this has led to loud snoring and even obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA could cause inadequate oxygenation during sleep, putting extra stress on the heart, which has been linked to the development and worsening of atrial fibrillation (AF).
748543 tn?1463449675 For many years we have known that heavy snoring causes major increase in risk of carotid Atherosclerosis and stroke. This has been widely established through published research. One such reasearch published in "Sleep" the journal of sleep disorders shows that this risk in independednt of the risk for sleep apnea and nocturnal hypoxia. Carotid Atherosclerosis( hardening or clogging) is a major cause of storkes.
Avatar n tn There are many causes for bleeding, and not all are alarming. It could be that the one nostril is very dry, which can cause bleeding. And having experience with a deviated septum myself, the airflow is altered in your nose, and that alone can cause problems. Plus the other nostril will be blocked to a certain degree. Do you have problems with sinus infections? Or snoring that interferes with your sleep? Perhaps your should see an ENT who can help you with your septum problems.
5856747 tn?1403352282 It is if you like a progression of snoring and is caused by many factors including obesity, deviated nasal septum, chronic rhinitis, nasal polyps, smoking and alcohol excess. • Central. This is a lees common form of sleep apnoea and occurs in someone with no history of snoring or airways obstruction. It has to do with signals not getting through to the breathing centres in the brain. • Complex. This is a combination of both of the above and again is rare.
Avatar m tn I saw my ENT doctor this morning and she showed the result of CT scan. Indeed I have Deviated Septum and she suggests me to be operated. This Deviated Septum explains excessive mucus in my throat. However, I am still wandering if it causes some bloody mucus in my throat in the morning. For that I worry about my lungs.
Avatar dr m tn By definition everyone has a slightly crooked (deviated) nasal septum. There are various reasons for having a deviated septum, including trauma, but the most common reason is no reason at all. It’s just the way your nose developed. What’s more important than how deviated your septum is is what’s happening in front of an around your septum. Wings in Your Nose Turbinates are wing-like structures that attach to the sidewalls of the nasal cavity, opposite the midline nasal septum.
Avatar n tn As for difficulty inhaling, the most common conditions associated with that are chronic nasal obstruction due to mucus or a deviated nasal septum, and a condition called vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). You may want to discuss that with your doctor and your doctor may want to do pulmonary function tests. The test should include what is called a flow-volume loop, both inspiratory and expiratory.
Avatar dr m tn Usually it's not one thing, but usually due to a combination of different reasons. For example, if you have a mildly deviated septum, suffering from mild allergies will swell up your nasal turbinates, narrowing you nasal passageways. This may not be enough to clog up your nose, but if you have flimsy nostrils or had rhinoplasty in the past that weakened the nostrils, then breathing in with a stuffy nose may trigger your nostrils to collapse.
Avatar dr m tn The authors concluded that CPAP may be an effective tool to improve cognitive skills if someone with Alzheimer’s also has OSA. They pointed out, however, that it’s unlikely that OSA causes dementia, and that the lowered oxygen levels and sleep fragmentation is what can aggravate poor cognition and memory loss. I disagree with the last statement. The fact that 70-80% of Alzheimer’s patients have OSA is a very high figure.
Avatar dr m tn Normally you won't notice this, unless both your turbinates are somewhat congested. If you have a deviated septum, then you'll notice this more. Gravity also affects the size of your nasal turbinates. When you lay down, blood pools in the vessels, leading to slight engorgement. However, your involuntary nervous system detects this relative change and automatically constricts your blood vessels to improve breathing.
Avatar n tn I wake up with mouthfuls of stomach acid at night (in addition to the apneas), and I have major sinus issues to include polyps, a deviated septum, a bunch of thickened diseased tissue, and enlarged tubinates. The sinus issues make it a little taxing to breathe during the daytime, let alone at night. I do have a problem with falling asleep "inappropriately," and have actually gotten myself in small amounts of trouble a bunch of times over the years because of that.
Avatar m tn I have sleep apnea. I had the surgery in 2005. I had a deviated septum, my tonsils removed and my uvual taken out all at the same time. It was like getting hit in the face by a big truck. After the surgery, my snoring and apnea went away. I then gained some extra weight and it returned. I was sent for antoher sleep study and was put on a CPAP. I use my CPAP everyday. I could not get any sleep without it.
Avatar dr m tn If your nose isn't working properly and mucous isn't cleared, the stagnant mucous can lead to infections such as sinusitis or ear infections. Lastly, not breathing well through your nose can aggravate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Nasal congestion alone doesn't cause obstructive sleep apnea, but it can definitely aggravate it.
Avatar m tn The allergy tests indicated some allergies, but not anything significant. I also have a deviated septum (I know many people have deviated septums) I changed my diet and took some homeopathic medicines as prescribed, but I didn't get any immediate relief from the brain fog and the sinus infections and eventually I stopped seeing that doctor. I did, however, continue with the diet changes.
Avatar f tn The least drastic first. If he has a deviated septum, deviated enough to consider surgery, that often allows for more successful CPAP therapy by allowing freer, more comfortable breathing thru the nose. Perhaps, if as you say, his internal throat opening is drastically small it might be due to enlarged tonsils and just a tonsillectomy would solve most or all of his problems. I'm not sure about the turbinates, I think if they are enlarged they are done along w/the tonsils.
Avatar dr m tn Sometimes what we’ll see is a deviated septum or nasal congestion due to allergies but more commonly what you’ll see is when we look in the mouth, the back of the throat is very narrow and you’ll have a very large tongue that sits very high up, covering up the uvula, the little thing that hangs down in the middle of your throat. The next step is to undergo an endoscopic evaluation, meaning that a small, tiny camera is placed through your nose and your airway is visualized.
Avatar m tn I've been having trouble breathing for a couple years, but it appears to have gotten much worse now. It started off with my nose, I had a deviated septum and had surgery to correct it when I was 17, im 19 now. My breathing wasn’t terrible but it could’ve been better, I always had the deviated septum but now really bad, I fractured my nose back then as well so I just had the surgery. I didn’t feel like it really helped at all and the doctors left like 3 ft.
Avatar dr m tn 1. What is your favorite sleep position? Can you sleep on your back at all? 2. Have you undergone any dental extractions in the past, and if so, how many teeth were removed? 3. Have you undergone any jaw surgeries in the past, and if so, what type? 4. Were you bottle-fed or breast fed as an infant? 5. Do you snore? 6. Do you have cold hands or feet? Thanks again for your help.
Avatar m tn T specialist ,finally after the long *** waiting list, whom concluded that I had a deviated septum, (nose cartilage), which allowed more air in so I secreated more flem, more air flowing in meant drier nasal wall which meant bleeding, so the option is to have septoplasty, which is surgery to correct the septum, therefore stopping the symptoms and allowing me to live like a real 18 year old.
Avatar f tn I can totally see how you can see this post the way you did. I was genuinely concerned he had some condition that made his throat do this which turned out to exactly that. After consulting a specialist, he diagnosed him with a "deviated nasal septum". He had to get surgery to strengthen the inner bone that didn't let him breathe properly thus causing loud noises. Not being inconsiderate but concerned.
Avatar m tn • A defect or injury in the cartilage of the nose, called a deviated septum, can cause chronic blockage in the nasal area. This may be corrected by surgery. • Other irritants can inflame the nasal passages, such as air pollution, cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, and perfumes made from synthetic ingredients. Once again, see your doctor, or avoid the irritants. • Asthma is an immune disease, and asthma sufferers are highly susceptible to sinusitis.
Avatar n tn In February of this year I got a CT scan and the ENT doctor said I have a severe deviated septum with chronic sinusitis. I was treated for a sinus infection and that was it. I still felt bad so I went to a neurologist. He wrote it off as a vestibular problem. I did vestibular therapy for 2 months with almost no relief. In May when allergy season started, everything got worse. I have had nonstop sinus pressure/pain, headache, dizziness, major eye strain, my face is sore, my teeth are sore.
192055 tn?1263559137 1. Some bug in the AC 2. Too much cold/hot change going in and out of AC environment 3. Picking nose because too dry Possible remedies [natural ones]: Ok. I look at remedies as eliminating the causes. I think it's the best way. This is what I do and it works for me. 1. I stopped picking my nose. Even the smallest finger in the nose scratches the interior of it and causes bleeding. The bleeding is like a pinhole in a water pipe. It's not red blood.
Avatar n tn When it contracts, it pulls down, increasing the volume of the thoracic cavity, which increases lung volume, which causes a decrease in pressure. Air always follows a pressure gradient (from high to low), so this causes air to rush in. Two of the main nerves resposible for breathing are the Phrenic Nerve from the cervical spine (neck region) to the diaphragm, and the Vagus Nerve from the medulla. Brainstem participants are the medulla and pons.
748543 tn?1463449675 What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD. The article went on commenting that MRI and CAT scans are among the biggest advances in diagnosis of TMD, that is just ludicrous.While those are valuable diagnostic tools they do not show what is the underlying cause of the misalignment. I frequently find that to be the malocclusion.
Avatar n tn It is worse for me for foods such most raw veges - carrots, capsicums, lettuce, and apple skin. It causes a minor infection, gets goopy and i go down with a cold until it decides to come out in a lump of goo. I have tried to improve my immune system so that it doesn't affect me as much when it happens. I have also discovered that it is stopping me from fully playing the didgeridoo as the pressure going down the didg is reduced by a slip of air coming out my nose!!
387660 tn?1242600342 I forgot to add, I only fall asleep while driving and not anywhere else! I read a little about sleep apnea.. could it be caused by a deviated septum? I broke my nose when I was little, loooooong time ago. I don't even know if I have a deviated septum. And I never had this sleeping-while-driving problem till like last year! I don't believe that I snore but I've been told once that I do. Could I have sleep apnea?!! I know it's not the car causing this because I often switch cars.