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By Paul E. Burk, D.O.
September 27, 2021
Category: ENT Care

If you’ve ever experienced times where it feels like your nose is blocked off and you can’t breathe without fully opening your mouth, you know that it can be frustrating to deal with nasal breathing problems. There are many issues that may be plaguing you and causing issues with your ability to breathe through your nose. Dr. Paul Burk at Ear, Nose, and Throat Balloon Sinuplasty in Chesterfield, MO, can help explain different issues that can cause nasal breathing problems and how they can be treated.

What Could be Causing Nasal Breathing Problems?

There are many different types of issues that can affect your nasal cavity and make it hard to breathe normally. Some common issues that may be bothering you are:

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Recurring acute sinus infections
  • Facial pain
  • Deviated septum
  • Common cold

When dealing with things like nasal obstruction, there’s not always a cause that has to do with a disease or illness that you may be dealing with. You may have an object stuck inside the nose, such as dried mucus or a foreign object, which cuts off the nasal pathways and makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. If you have a foreign object in your nose, you’ll have to contact your doctor in Chesterfield, MO, as soon as possible for removal.

Chronic sinus infections or recurring acute sinus infections can be caused by other issues like a deviated septum and can make it extremely hard to feel comfortable breathing without obstruction. You may need to treat the underlying cause of your sinus infections in order to experience them less frequently. Other issues like facial pain can also be caused by sinus infections and can affect your ability to breathe and to just feel comfortable in your everyday life.

Contact Your ENT Doctor Today

Don’t let nasal breathing issues take over your whole life. Enjoy your highest quality life by contacting Dr. Paul Burk at Ear, Nose, and Throat Balloon Sinuplasty in Chesterfield, MO, to learn more about what can cause your nasal breathing problems. Call today at (314) 576-7503.