Do You Have to Really Focus on Your Breathing to Get Enough Air?
- Are you exhausted by exertion or activities like biking, running, swimming?
- Do you have trouble sleeping because you can’t breathe through your nose?
- Is your nose always congested or stuffy?
If so, you may be one of more than 20 million Americans suffering from Nasal Obstruction.1
About Nasal Obstruction and Nasal Valve Collapse
Nasal Obstruction is a condition that limits airflow and makes breathing through your nose more difficult. It is characterized by difficulty breathing at rest and/or while exercising, and reduced sleep time or sleep quality.3
Nasal Valve Collapse (NVC) is one of the most common causes of nasal obstruction, and it results from weak lateral nasal cartilage within the side wall of the nose. As you inhale, this weak cartilage allows the nasal passage to collapse inward and block the airway.4,5
In the past, NVC has been significantly undertreated because conventional methods typically required grafting cartilage from another part of the body. These methods also risked changing the appearance of the nose, and sometimes, failed to address underlying anatomical issues associated with a collapsed nasal wall.