i have a question if someone can help me i would appreciate it.
i was told in a routine exam by ENT dr that i have a deviated septum(left nostril blocked-air comes out but not in!!)
and that i have to have surgery to correct it.
i can't say i have major issues with it. i sleep fine(hubby says i don't snore) and not with my mouth open
like i've heard from other people. i have problems when i have a cold though and when i close my right nostril
and try to breath in from my left i can't .
is there some test i can take to see how much oxygen my body gets as they scared me by telling me if i don't do it i will have problems with my heart/lungs.
i am 34fem and i exercise regularly. 58kgs/1.65cm.
This is utter rubbish. There is absolutely no evidence that a deviated septum leads to oxygenation problems and problems with the heart and lungs. The only reasons to fix your deviated septum would be 1) you are finding it difficult to breathe through your nose 2) you have sleep apnea and fixing your septum may help with CPAP compliance 3) you are having severe, difficult to treat nosebleeds 4) you are looking for cosmetic rhinoplasty (of which a septoplasty may be a part).
It is shameful if anyone is trying to frighten you into having this surgery.
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