Be Informed About Nasal Airway Obstruction

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What are the causes of my NAO?

The causes of NAO may include blockage of structures and passages inside your nose. This blockage may be caused by anatomical contributors like a deviated septum or inferior turbinate hypertrophy.1

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How can NAO compromise my quality of life?

Along with causing difficulty breathing, NAO can impact your overall health and wellness and can keep you from living your life to its fullest.

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What are my potential treatment options?

With the goal of providing relief from NAO, your doctor will diagnosis the cause of your NAO and then determine treatment. These may include breathing strips, medications or surgical options.

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Nasal Airway Obstruction: Helpful Information

Nasal congestion is a common condition that affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. each year.2 By restricting airflow through the nose, NAO can contribute to other health-related conditions as well as negatively affecting daily life, from performance at work to enjoyment of activities with friends and family.3

Why is nasal breathing so important? Most air inhaled into the lungs passes through the nose. And, nasal breathing has significant health benefits compared to mouth breathing.

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