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Breathing Problems

If you feel discomfort while breathing and cannot draw a complete breath, you have breathing problems. As you are unable to breathe properly, the carbon dioxide in the body cannot be exchanged with oxygen in the air you breathe efficiently, resulting in a lack of oxygen. The conditions that can cause breathing problems are asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, COPD, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, etc.

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Why I was advised septoplasty for a minor breathing issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised for septoplasty. I have a very minor breathing issue, and my nose is never blocked due to working out. However, the doctor recommends surgery based on the CT scan. I want to get a second opinion before going forward with it. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most people have some degree of septal deviation and only those who have symptoms like nasal blockage, recurrent headache, or sinusitis. The deviation may need surgical correction. If you do not have symptoms then no septoplasty is needed. The CT scan shows (attachment...  Read Full »

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