Deviated Septum

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The nasal septum is the section of cartilage providing the internal dividing structure between the nostrils. 

In diagnosed cases of a ‘deviated septum’, the septum is severely off-centre, which, depending on the severity of the case, can cause various problems and discomfort. 

Symptoms of a deviated septum include:

  • Repeated sinus infections
  • Nasal blockage and congestion
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pain in the nasal area, sometimes accompanied by headaches
  • Laboured breathing and snoring

If you suffer from any or all of these symptoms on a regular basis you should consult either your GP or a trained ear, nose and throat specialist to assess whether you may have a deviated septum.  If this is the case then the most commonly performed surgical treatment is a Septoplasty, which should correct the problem with the septum and alleviate distressing symptoms.