Stop mouth-breathing your way through the day! Restore breathing to your nose without bad breath and overwhelming pressure.
What is nasal congestion stopping you from accomplishing?
When you’re working to achieve your goals and dreams in life, something as simple as a stuffy nose or poor night’s sleep can knock you off of your path to success. To avoid taking steps back, you’ve tried quick fixes from sprays to drops to steam, but nothing has proven to bring you long-term relief. Instead of moving past your congestion, you’re stuck.
Being stuck means you’re unable to experience relief and live the life you deserve.
Since breathing through your nose is the primary source of airflow to your lungs, not being able to do so is a major issue. The Pittsburgh Sinus Centers have the key to your permanent relief. If you’re ready to breathe freely and release the pressure congestion is putting on your life, read below or schedule an appointment today. Schedule your appointment today!
Let’s start by defining nasal congestion and explaining how you can reduce or eliminate the frustrating and debilitating symptoms you’re experiencing from nasal congestion.
What is nasal congestion?
Stuffed, full, or blocked -- all are used to describe the feeling you get from nasal congestion.
Nasal congestion occurs when the membranes that line the nasal passages in your face become irritated and/or inflamed. The inflammation blocks your passages, giving you a stuffed feeling in your face. Your body produces additional mucus to get rid of the irritation, but when it builds up and cannot exit your body, a blockage occurs. This prevents you from being able to breathe with ease through your nose.
What causes your nasal congestion?
Although many people suffer from nasal congestion, it is not normal for your nasal passages to be congested. You should be able to freely breathe in and out of your nose without a struggle.
Congestion is a sign that you have a greater health problem than a “stuffy nose.” Health issues, short and long-term, that may cause nasal congestion include:
- Sinus infections (chronic sinusitis)
- Deviated nasal septum
- Valve collapse
- Enlarged turbinates
- Foreign body in the nose
- Overuse of nasal decongestants
- Other chronic medical conditions
The Dangers of Congestion
Congestion puts limits on your life and can take a toll on your mental and physical health. From embarrassing mouth-breathing that leads to bad breath to migraine headaches and fatigue that can suck enjoyment out of your life and hamper productivity, nasal congestion is a troublemaker.
Pittsburgh Sinus Centers can put an end to the trouble caused by nasal congestion. We offer long-term, minimally-invasive options that will help you get the most out of life. Let’s explore your symptoms and what can stop your nasal congestion together. Schedule your appointment today!
Is a blockage the cause of your nasal congestion? Find out with the Cottle Maneuver.
The Cottle Maneuver is a simple, at-home method of determining the cause of your nasal congestion. Try it now to learn more about your congestion.
Here’s how to do it in 4 simple steps:
- Place 1-2 fingers (just the tips) on both of your cheeks.
- Press gently with both sets of finger tips and pull outward.
- Inhale. If this helps you breathe in easier, the cause of your nasal congestion is likely in your nasal valve (located near the front of your nose).
- Seek an office treatment from Pittsburgh Sinus Centers to make this temporary relief in breathing out of your nose permanent.
The Pittsburgh Sinus Centers and ENT Dr. Sam Mathur will utilize what you’ve learned from your Cottle Maneuver to create and begin your treatment plan. Dr. Mathur may also conduct a Cottle Maneuver using a cotton swab (do not try at home). Schedule an appointment with an ENT Specialist.
Options for treating your nasal congestion from Pittsburgh Sinus Centers.
- LATERA®: Do you want to stop the complications you experience when breathing out of your nose due to chronic nasal congestion? With LATERA®, your airways will be remodeled and cleared to prevent future congestion. Through a non-invasive procedure, a nasal implant will aid in reshaping your airways and restoring breathing through your nose.
- Balloon Sinuplasty: Pittsburgh Sinus Centers offers the minimally-invasive balloon sinuplasty in-office procedure to resolve chronic congestion by opening your airways by inflating a small balloon inside your sinus pathways. Learn More About Balloon Sinuplasty
Sufferers of chronic sinusitis trust Pittsburgh Sinus Centers with their care throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, with offices in Wexford and Indiana, Pennsylvania. To best serve you, we accept most insurance plans, including UPMC and Highmark insurance.
Put painful and annoying nasal congestion behind you without surgery. Schedule today with Dr. Sam Mathur of Pittsburgh Sinus Centers to discover how Balloon Sinuplasty, LATERA® and other options can bring you long-lasting relief.