Nasal Valve Repair
The nasal valves are vital for controlling air flow into the nasal passages. The valves are made from a combination of the septum, outer nasal wall and turbinates in the mid to lower nose. When the nasal valves collapse or become blocked, it can impact breathing. If you have a blocked nasal valve, you may need treatment to open your nasal passages. Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT provides nasal valve repair procedures at our facility in Alpharetta, GA.
Deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, swollen nasal tissue and other factors can contribute to a blocked or dysfunctional nasal valve. This valve is crucial for allowing air into the body, controlling how much air can flow. Nasal valve collapse can occur when the nasal tissues are weakened. This can be caused by injuries, use of nasal drugs and other factors. The nasal valve can also be blocked when there is excessive inflammation that causes enlarged turbinates.
Nasal valve collapse or blockage can cause many health issues. Not only is it hard to breathe through your nose, but you may also experience snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Nasal obstruction can affect your overall health and put you at higher risk for serious conditions such as stroke or type 2 diabetes. Nasal valve repair or remodeling can improve your nasal breathing for better breathing and wellness.
Nasal Valve Restoration
Nasal valve repair procedures can include surgical restoration of the structure or remodeling the nasal tissue. If the nasal cartilage is damaged, you may require stents or cartilage grafts to strengthen the nose. For those with chronic inflammation of the nasal tissue, radiofrequency energy may be used to remodel the nasal valves to remove obstructions.
Dr. Julie Zweig has decades of experience and a dual board certification as an ENT and sleep medicine specialist. If you have a nasal valve obstruction or need a repair, you will not find a more qualified specialist in the greater Atlanta area. Dr. Zweig utilizes the latest medical techniques to provide the least invasive option for nasal valve repairs available.
If you have nasal obstruction due to a nasal valve problem, come see us at Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT. We offer holistic and integrative medicine, combining functional and alternative methods for the best outcomes. Contact our office in Alpharetta, GA, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Zweig.