It Is Difficult To Remember In People With Hypertrophy Konka?
Good evening Doctor. Does konka hypertrophy affect the head? I was diagnosed with konka hypertrophy and gradually I found it difficult to remember, construct and speak.
Hello, good morning, Gwen.
Konka hypertrophy is a condition in which there is a thickening of the tissue structures on the inner wall of the nasal cavity called turbines / turbines. The function of the konka is to help warm and humidify the air that enters through the nasal cavity. In addition, Konka also helps remove germs and pollutants, produces mucus that helps the nasal hairs to clean the nasal cavity, helps to resonate the sound so that it affects the sound produced, etc.
Konka consists of three stratified parts, namely the upper (superior), middle (middle), and lower (inferior) konka. The condition of the inferior turbinate which is hypertrophied (thickened) will result in obstruction or obstruction to airflow. Konka hypertrophy can be triggered by several conditions, including:
a history of allergies to the airways with a high frequency, with symptoms such as frequent sneezing, runny nose, and congestion when exposed to allergens (such as cold air, dust, cigarette smoke, pollen, etc.)
history of recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
hormonal (for example during pregnancy)
long-term use of drugs (for example, use of nasal sprays to reduce nasal congestion)
Some of the symptoms of Konka hypertrophy include:
difficult to smell / smell
headache and feeling like there is pressure on the forehead and around the nose
Regarding the complaints you experience in the form of difficulty remembering and concentrating due to konka hypertrophy, it can happen, this can happen indirectly due to sleep disturbances and headaches that occur. Meanwhile, speech difficulties can also occur indirectly due to nasal congestion and impaired sound resonance function. Treatment of konka hypertrophy depends on its severity and disturbance in daily life, can be in the form of administering drugs to surgery. Please discuss it back with your ENT specialist for further treatment.
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa