Chronic stuffy nose Is it a sign of any hidden dangers?

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Chronic stuffy nose Is it a sign of any hidden dangers?

If your nose is congested for more than 2 weeks in a row. It a warning sign of any hidden dangers? Dr. Bannawat Tantikhun, ยูฟ่าเบท otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat), allergy and asthma specialist has information in this section to share with you.

Hidden dangers if you have chronic nasal congestion

1. Sleep apnea may occur. High blood pressure and heart disease – we must breathe through our mouths. When the nose is congested for a long time, the tongue muscles become slack. The airway narrows and snoring occurs. Risk of sleep apnea

and this sleep apnea Leads to coronary artery disease. Cerebrovascular disease, high blood pressure and heart arrhythmias as well

2. Fluid may build up in the middle ear. When the nasal mucosa is inflamed and swelling will cause the Eustachian tube connecting the middle ear and nasal cavity to become constricted. Unable to relieve pressure in the middle ear until fluid builds up in the middle ear And may lead to inflammation and infection and reduce hearing.

3. Inflammation of the lacrimal sac may occur. Blocked tear ducts – because the nasal mucosa is swollen from chronic inflammation. It can cause the tear duct to become blocked. When the tear duct is block This may prevent tears from flowing down your nose. Tears welled up. There is a lot of eye fluid and when the tear ducts constrict for a long time, infection of the tear sac may occur.

4. Smell gets worse – if your nose is congested continuously It may result in decreased sense of smell. Or don’t smell at all Because the air carries the odor into the cells. The olfactory nerve located at the top of the nasal cavity is weak. This may make the quality of life worse.