Nasal obstruction can happen due to anatomic anomalies of normal structures in the nose, or inflammatory procedures that lead to nose swelling.
The most common anatomic obstruction causes in adults are linked to the nasal septum and turbinate shape and size, and less normally the size of the adenoids. Adenoid size is usually more of a problem in children.
Nasal Obstruction Symptoms
The subsequent are a few nasal obstruction symptoms.
- Breathing difficulty through the nose
- Mouth breathing
The nasal septum is the wall that divides the two sides of the nose, and involves cartilage and bone. Septal deviation, or a “crooked septum”, may cause a narrowed airway and breathing difficulty.
Enlarged adenoid tissue (tonsil-like tissue that sits at the back of the nose) is alternative possible reason of nasal obstruction. This is more usually a problem in young children, but rarely can affect adults as well.