Patients with breathing issues often face trouble exercising and lifestyle restrictions, and more severe problems, like sleep apnea, can increase the risk of heart attack and premature death
Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 18, 2010 -- Up to 30% of patients who report breathing problems are diagnosed with sinusitis, and many of these people find long-term relief and a new lease on life through surgery, according to The Nose Doc of Denver, Dr. Jeffrey R. Raval, MD, FACS, who is both a certified otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat) and a specialist in facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery.
“In 20-30% of patients with breathing problems, the diagnoses is sinusitis—pain or pressure in the sinuses caused by the build-up of fluid,” says Dr. Raval, with offices in Cherry Creek North in Denver, CO. He adds that from obstruction, infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, airway obstruction to other abnormalities, breathing difficulty can be a symptom of mild to serious disorders, diseases or conditions. Called “dyspnea,” breathing difficulties can occur in any age group or population, and sometimes breathing difficulties accompany hyperventilation or an anxiety attack.
“Surgery to remediate any of these abnormalities is like getting a new lease on life for most patients,” says Dr. Raval, and American Board certified otolaryngologist and head/neck surgeon, as well as American Board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
“Often the inability to breathe deeply through their nose compromises a patient’s competitive value as well as resulting in overall poor health due to lack of exercise, which is ever more challenging when a patient can’t breathe adequately,” he says.
Typically, an adult takes in eight breathes per minute. Blockage of the breathing tubes can result from tumors, sinusit
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