What Is Nasal Airway Obstruction?
Nasal airway obstruction is a medical condition where one or both nasal passages are obstructed. This condition prevents a normal level of airflow through the nasal passage. The condition as mentioned affects over 20 million and can be quite severe.
The obstruction can be due to an abnormality in the structure of the nasal passage obstructing a significant amount of airflow. However, it can also be caused by inflammation and swelling of the nasal passage.
The air that travels to your lungs is predominantly carried by the nasal passages—about 70%. So, when the nasal passages are obstructed, it can lead to other problems—some quite serious.