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Nasal Breathing Optimization

Breathing is fundamental to life and essential to your survival as well as function. With every breath you take, your body takes in the oxygen needed to support life processes and rids itself of carbon dioxide.

Although air can enter your body through your nose and mouth, breathing well through your nose promotes optimal health and wellness.

In addition to delivering an estimated 70% of the airflow to your lungs, nasal breathing helps to keep you safe and healthy by filtering, humidifying, and warming (or sometimes cooling) the air before it reaches your lungs. As the best entranceway for air into your respiratory system, your nose provides a significantly higher percentage of oxygen to your bloodstream than possible with mouth breathing.

Benefits of Nasal Breathing

  • Optimizes craniofacial development
  • Reduces upper airway resistance
  • Increases delivery of nitric oxide to lungs
  • Enhances lung ventilation and gas exchange
  • Increases tone of oropharyngeal musculature
  • Reduces hyperventilation related chemosensitivity

Skilled, experienced care you can trust

When you can breathe through your nose with ease, it's automatic and doesn't involve any thought. However, the consequences of nasal obstruction or sinusitis can compromise a person’s quality of life and affect one’s ability to get a safe and restful night's sleep.

At the Sleep, Snoring, and Sinus Clinic of Florida, Dr. Carlos Torre, provides the expert medical and surgical care required to diagnose, manage, and treat nasal obstruction and sinus disorders.

He offers advanced care and precise, personalized solutions to alleviate the following signs and symptoms associated with obstructed nasal breathing or chronic sinusitis:

  • Nasal congestion and stuffiness
  • A diminished sense of smell
  • Facial pain, pressure, and fullness
  • Chronic headaches
  • Ear pain
  • Trouble sleeping, sleep-disordered breathing, snoring
  • Difficulty getting enough air during exercise or exertion
  • Recurrent sinus infections

Along with providing the intervention and care required to alleviate structural blockages due to a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, enlarged adenoids, narrowed nasal passages, nasal valve collapse, or a collapsed nasal wall, Dr. Torre also performs procedures to other anatomical factors and medical conditions, including large polyps, cysts, tumors, and chronic sinusitis.

Procedures for nasal breathing optimization include:

  • Septoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Repair of nasal valve stenosis
  • Turbinate reduction
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis

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