Nasal Obstruction/Nasal Congestion

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As a result of inflammation, nasal stuffiness and nasal obstruction or blockage can occur. You might not notice the almost complete nasal blockage, because the body’s natural tendency is to compensate for this obstruction through mouth breathing. Because this occurs over a long period of time, you might not even recognize that you are breathing through your mouth.

When you feel that your nose has become stuffy, you may be experiencing one of two reactions. The first is the actual swelling caused by the inflammatory nature of the nasal membranes. The second is caused by the thickened mucus itself, which leads to further obstruction. The thickened mucus makes it is hard to breathe because of the blockage that it causes.

Significant nasal congestion is uncomfortable and annoying. It is also a common symptom for those with low thyroid levels or diabetes. This is just another example why you should not take any of these symptoms lightly. If you are chronically congested, all year long, see your doctor to exclude these serious diseases from your overall diagnosis.

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