Nasal Congestion Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath When Sleeping In An Oblique Position?

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Hello, greetings doc. I am 23 years old and want to ask why everytime I sleep on my nose always squeeze and when I sleep on my back my nose is gone but sometimes I appear when I sleep beside it, it is often shortness of breath.

1 Answer:

Hello Nurul,

Thank you for the question.

Nasal congestion that causes shortness of breath, especially when lying on your side to one side of the body, most often indicates the presence of polyps in your nose (nasal polyps). These polyps occur when the mucous layer in the nasal cavity grows excessively due to chronic inflammation, such as allergies, irritation, impaired immunity, or deviation of the nasal septum. Not only nasal congestion and difficulty breathing, nasal polyps can also cause you to experience olfactory disturbances, nasal noise, runny nose, post nasal drip (snot swallowed to the throat), head and face pain, sneezing, taste disturbances, snoring sleep, and repeated nosebleeds. Typically, complaints of nasal congestion and shortness of breath caused by nasal polyps will feel heavy when the body lies on its side to the side of the nasal cavity with polyps.

In addition to nasal polyps, your complaints may also be caused by other factors, such as nasal septal deviation, entry of foreign objects into the nasal cavity, nasopharyngeal cancer, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, psychological disorders, pharyngitis, bronchitis, asthma, etc.

To be clear, you need to check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT doctor. Physical examination, or assisted with X-rays, endoscopy of the nasal cavity, and CT scan, can be done as a doctor in providing you the best management.

For now, don't just take medicine carelessly. In order for your complaint to subside, you can do it first:

 Stay away from allergens and irritants of the nasal cavity, for example cold, dry air, dust mites, pollen, smoke, pollution, animal hair, etc. Use a mask when working in a polluted environment. Do not pry excessive nose, especially with dirty hands while sleeping, avoid the use of fans or air conditioners that are too cold, use air humidifiers if necessary Replace sprey and curtains of your home regularly Avoid excessive panic, anxiety and fear Increase your rest Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes a day Hopefully this helps ..

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