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Nasal Disorders Specialist

Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders

Sleep Specialist & Ear Nose and Throat Specialist located in Goshen and South Bend, IN

Nasal disorders block your airways, making it difficult to draw a clear breathe. Whether you’re suffering from chronic sinus infections or nasal blockage, the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders in Goshen and South Bend, Indiana, provides the latest treatments to relieve your condition. Options include Vivaer® nasal airway remodeling, a nonsurgical therapy, or the LATERA® implant, which supports your nasal airway to help you breathe. Discuss your options by calling specialist Doug Liepert, MD, and the team at the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders.

Nasal Disorders Q & A

What are common nasal disorders?

Your nose plays a crucial role in filtering out allergens, dirt, germs, and irritants. However, its complex, delicate structure makes it prone to injury and conditions that affect your nasal passages and sinuses.

Common nasal disorders include:

  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis (nasal inflammation)
  • Nasal polyps
  • Rhinosinusitis (sinus and nasal inflammation)
  • Nasal obstruction

With double board-certified professionals on staff, Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders provides high-quality care for these nasal conditions. 

What is a nasal obstruction?

Millions of people suffer from nasal obstruction. The condition is usually caused when your adenoids — a mass of tissue in your nasal cavity — becomes enlarged after recurrent nasal infections. The condition is common in children and may make it difficult for them to eat, sleep, or even talk.

A deviated septum also causes nasal obstruction. A healthy septum acts as a narrow divider between the left side and right side of your nose, but a deviated septum is off-center or crooked. A deviated septum affects airflow through your nose, sometimes leading to congestion, nasal discharge, or problems with breathing.

How are nasal disorders diagnosed?

Your Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders provider diagnoses your condition by asking questions about your symptoms, conducting a general physical exam, and examining your nose. They may recommend an allergy test to see if that’s the source of inflammation. 

If the team suspects nasal polyps, they suggest a diagnostic procedure called nasal endoscopy, which uses a narrow magnifying tube to examine inside your nose and sinuses.

How are nasal disorders treated?

The Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders tailors your treatment plan to your specific nasal disorder. Treatments range from medications administered via a nasal spray to minimally invasive procedures or nasal surgery performed in-office at the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders. 

With nasal obstruction, you may benefit from nonsurgical Vivaer nasal airway remodeling. The treatment uses low-temperature radiofrequency energy to gently reshape and open up the inside of your nose. The procedure, which is performed in-office, doesn’t change the appearance of your nose.

Another treatment option is the LATERA implant, a small dissolvable device that supports the cartilage in your nose. The treatment may offer these benefits and others:

  • Alleviate congestion
  • Minimize nasal blockage
  • Make it easier to breathe

The device also may improve your ability to breathe while exercising and sleeping.

There’s no need to suffer from a nasal disorder when the team at the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders provides an array of options to help you breathe more easily. Call the office today to schedule a consultation for help with your nasal disorder.