Don’t you hate it when you can’t breathe through one of your nostrils or through both of them at all? That feeling is uncomfortable and makes your head feel like it’s going to pop. As if that isn’t hard enough, you also need to keep your mouth open to be able to breathe and look like you have just recovered from a crying session.
We know what breathing problems are. The usual causes of breathing problems can range from asthma, allergies, colds, to infections such as sinusitis. They can also be caused by smoking cigarettes.
Breathing Problems are Very Much Treatable
While breathing problems may sound terrible and are very common — everyone has had breathing problems in their entire lives—treatment is readily available and fairly accessible. There are a lot of medications for specific types of breathing problems, and there are also home remedies. We recommend you consult your doctor before taking any kind of medication to ease your problems with breathing.
Although a majority of breathing problems are treatable, some symptoms pose great danger. An example of this is experiencing shortness of breath without pain in the chest. Researchers found that patients experiencing dyspnea or shortness of breath have higher chances of dying of heart disease than patients not exhibiting symptoms. Individuals who have cardiac risk factors experiencing this symptom should not take it lightly especially if they don’t have lung disease because experiencing shortness of breath under these conditions signifies heart disease that needs immediate treatment.
But there’s another cause of breathing problems that is pretty common but may or may not need surgery: structural abnormalities.
What Are Structural Abnormalities?
An example is a deviated septum, the part of the nose that keeps your nostrils apart and helps ease airflow. What makes a deviated septum a cause of problems in breathing? When it’s crooked or uneven. Airflow issues can come from the imbalance. Most people aren’t aware of their septum problem as this structural abnormality is often overlooked without medical consultation.
How Do You Treat It?
A deviated septum can’t be treated with home remedies, medication, or inhalers. Maybe you can ease the congestion with those, but you won’t be able to avoid the problem permanently. You will need cosmetic surgery to fix it and expect long-term benefits.
People with deviated septa are often unaware of their structural abnormalities. This is one of the reasons consulting your doctor regularly is important. They will tell you what’s wrong, and they can give you the best solutions to help you.
Cosmetic procedures may be the last thing you’d think of when trying to ease health problems, but they are especially helpful when the root cause of your problem is external.
What Procedure Do You Need?
The cosmetic procedure that you will undergo if you want to lessen the chances of breathing problems is rhinoplasty or a nose job. It sounds drastic compared to what it’s going to treat. On top of that, people don’t have very positive opinions about other people who chose to undergo the procedure. But it shouldn’t be the case.
Rhinoplasty can solve most of your problems with breathing. The procedure will change the structure of your nose to allow better airflow and proper drainage. The specific procedure for correcting a deviated septum is called septoplasty. Your septum will be adjusted, and the size of your nostrils will inevitably change.
Now, it may sound attractive to some of you because it will not only lessen your breathing problems, but it will also enhance the appearance of your nose. One thing you should always consider when looking to undergo this procedure is to carefully discuss it with your doctor and pick the right surgeon.
As mentioned, breathing problems are common and can be experienced by anyone. Luckily, most cases are treatable. But common problems also come with uncommon solutions that, in the long run, may benefit you more than common and short-term solutions. Decisions, such as going under the knife or anything that requires surgery, should not be made carelessly. Factors, such as how much the procedure will cost and how long recovery will be, are also things to be considered carefully.
Cosmetic procedures invite criticism from society, but you shouldn’t let that get in the way of you trying to take care of your own health. You yourself know that going under the knife is to make life easier for you. There is nothing wrong with getting a cosmetic procedure done. Cosmetic procedures exist to help us in many ways.