Do you suffer from:
- Difficulty breathing through the nose?
- Needing to use Breathe Right strips during sports?
- Trouble sleeping?
- Breathing changes since cosmetic nose surgery (nose job)?
These are common symptoms of Nasal Airway Obstruction (NAO) — which means difficulty breathing through the nose.
is a low-risk solution for this condition.
What causes Nasal Airway Obstruction (NAO)?
The obstruction often occurs from slight narrowing of the nasal passages. The typical culprits are in one of three areas:
- Septum: the cartilage between the nasal passages can become bent, i.e. deviated
- Turbinates: bone and cartilage shelves in your nose can become enlarged
- Lateral (side) wall: the cartilage in the outer nasal wall may be weak or overly flexible, causing it to deform inward during inhalation
Recent studies indicate that lateral wall collapse, rather than septal deviation, may be the chief cause of airway obstruction, leading to symptoms of nasal congestion or stuffiness.
a minimally-invasive treatment for lateral wall collapse
The Latera Absorbable Nasal Stent supports the cartilage structure of the nasal passage and combats lateral wall collapse. It is a simpler alternative to traditional cartilage and polymer grafts. It helps many patients with their nasal obstruction symptoms.
Try the Cottle Test
Place one hand on your cheek and pull away from your nose. If your breathing improves, you may have lateral wall collapse. You may benefit from .