Causes of Nasal Obstruction

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Causes of Nasal Obstruction

Nasal obstruction refers to a blockage of the nasal airway, which can disrupt normal breathing and mucus drainage and lead to numerous other symptoms, such as headaches, recurring sinus infections and snoring. Below is an overview of the causes of nasal obstruction, and how our Atlanta sinus specialists treat them. If you are suffering from nasal obstruction, schedule an appointment today using the form on this page.


What are the common causes of nasal obstruction?

Nasal obstructions can be caused by several different conditions or anatomical factors, including:

Nasal Polyps
Soft, tear-shaped growths on the lining of the nose or sinuses
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Turbinate Hypertrophy
Enlarged bony and soft-tissue structures located in the nasal passages
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Deviated Septum
A crooked wall of cartilage that divides the two nostrils
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Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
Inflammation of the membranes due to an exposure to allergens, such as pollen or mold
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