Difficulty Breathing / Congestion

Nose Congestion PathologiesStuffy or runny nose, we have all experianced it!

A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels.

The problem may also include nasal discharge or "runny nose." If excess mucus runs down the back of your throat (postnasal drip), it may cause a cough or sore throat.


  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Sinus infection

The congestion typically goes away by itself within a week.

Congestion also can be caused by:

  • Hay fever or other allergies
  • Use of some nasal sprays or drops bought without a prescription for more than 3 days (may make nasal stuffiness worse)
  • Nasal polyps, sac-like growths of inflamed tissue lining the nose or sinuses
  • Vasomotor rhinitis

Nasal Congestion Treatment

Nasal congestion can be caused by a number of conditions, there are several treatment options. After Dr. Bublik diagnosis you with the exact condition he will recommend which treatment method will produce the best outcome.

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that has helps patients find relief from chronic sinusitis and chronic nasal congestion.

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Turbinate Reduction

Turbinate reduction surgery is performed for enlarged turbinates due to nasal congestion, allergies or polyps.

Turbinate Reduction

Septoplasty (Deviated Septum)

Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils


LATERA™ Nasal Implant

Dr. Bublk offers LATERA™, an absorbable nasal implant that supports this cartilage. You can self-test for NVC by performing the Cottle maneuver. Does your breathing improve when you pull on your cheek to hold your nostril to the side? If yes, talk to Dr. Bublik about options to support your lateral nasal cartilage, which may include the LATERA™ implant. Patients who received the implant reported improved satisfaction with their breathing (86%) and appearance (93%) results.

LATERA™ Nasal Implant

Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling

Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling is a treatment that can be performed in Dr. Bublik's officeto help you breathe more easily.







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