Nose & Sinus Disorders
Nose & Sinus Disorder
Nose and sinus disorders are common conditions that are caused by:
- · Sinusitis, which refers to the inflammation of the sinuses. Although sinusitis is not life threatening, chronic sinusitis causes a lower quality of life than asthma or congestive heart failure. Known causes for this chronic condition may include persistent bacterial infection, allergies or environmental irritants, and even dental infections. Smoking may aggravate this condition, which may result in polyps - small non-cancerous growths – in the sinuses.
- · ⦁ Injury to the nose and sinuses. A damaged nose makes it difficult or impossible to breathe through the nose. If the nose heals improperly, it is an example of damage that may lead to the inability to breathe nasally.
- · ⦁ Crookedness and deformities of the nasal tissue (known as deviated septum) can cause breathing difficulties. This condition may be present at birth (congenital) or caused by facial trauma.
- · ⦁ When tissues of the nose are malformed or weak, the nose may collapse when you inhale. This condition is known as Nasal Valve Collapse (NVC) which restricts the passage of air into the lungs.
Nose and sinus disorders can be treated successfully. We understand the challenges that you may be facing due to breathing difficulties. Therefore, we make appointments available as quickly as possible, and our comprehensive patient-and-family-centred approach ensures that your needs and preferences are the focus of our treatment decisions.
We have extensive experience in efficiently treating conditions related to the nasal passageways, such as sinusitis, deviated septum and nasal valve collapse.