Breathing Problems in Tuscaloosa
Some of the functions of the human nose include humidifying, warming, and filtering the air that we breathe. When a problem disrupts the normal function of the nose, it can cause discomfort and annoyance. Patients who are experiencing breathing problems in the Tuscaloosa area can turn to Tuscaloosa ENT to treat the problem. We will conduct an array of tests to help determine the cause of the breathing problem and how to best treat it.
Breathing problems can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
Allergies are very common for many patients, and can easily cause breathing problems. Most patients do not understand the cause of their allergy symptoms, and therefore cannot effectively treat them. When an allergen enters the body, histamine is produced to reverse the allergen affects. Histamine can create symptoms, including nasal congestion and sneezing, which can cause problems with breathing. There is a selection of solutions for these symptoms, including medication and the strengthening of the immune system to the allergy.
Our sinuses naturally produce mucus so that the nose does not become dry and that particles do not reach the lungs. When the sinuses become inflamed, sinusitis occurs, which can lead to breathing issues. Common symptoms of sinusitis include a cough, fatigue, fever. At our Tuscaloosa office, our physicians will perform an examination to best determine which treatment option is best for you. Common treatments include medication or a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
When a septum is deviated, it is curved or bent, which can disrupt the airflow through the nose. In cases of a severe deviation to the septum, chronic breathing problems can occur. In these cases, a surgical procedure to open up airways is an effective treatment option. A consultation with one of our ENT physicians can help to determine the right treatment option for your individual case.
Everyone should have the ability to breathe properly and comfortable. That is why at Tuscaloosa ENT we work to effectively diagnose and treat breathing problems. If you are interested in learning more, contact our office today at 205-378-8426.