Deviated Nasal Septum

What is deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)?

Deviated nasal septum (DNS) is defined as the deviation of the nasal septum from the middle of the nasal cavity. The nasal septum consists of bone and cartilage which divides the nasal cavity into two equal halves. The deviation of the nasal septum makes breathing difficult for a person because one of their nostrils is smaller than the other. DNS may be present either from birth or develop during growth, or may be caused by an injury to the nose/face. Conditions such as common cold, blockage of the respiratory tract, etc. might be seen in the patient.
Almost 85% of people are born with some or the other deviation. Most of these deformities may not create any symptoms or come to notice. However, DNS may cause the following symptoms:
  • Nasal obstruction.
  • Nasal bleeding.
  • Preference for sleeping on a particular side.
  • Facial Pain, Postnasal drip, and headache
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Deviated Nasal Septum is mostly due to a faciomaxillaray developemality, trauma or an accident affecting face and nose. Some of the most probable causes include:
  • Congenital nature of the disease.
  • Aging process.
  • Minute changes in swelling of nasal tissues.
  • The main risk factors may include:
  • Driving without wearing seat belts.
  • Playing sports without protection to the face or nose.
  • Dry Mouth.
  • Congestion of nasal passage creating pressure inside the nose.
  • Disturbed sleep or sleep apnea.
  • To prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of:
  • Avoiding injury.
  • Use of protective equipment.
  • Wearing a helmet or seat belts
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