Turbinate Reduction Surgery
I was having trouble sleeping and breathing through my nose became increasingly difficult. I bought and used a product called Zicam, which opened them up but after using it past the recommended time limit of 3 days, it was clear that my breathing was getting worse. I had a sleep apnea study which found nothing and suggested upper respiratory blockage. A CT scan showed 90% blockage on both sides from swollen turbinates that didn't shrink or revert. I had a surgery to reduce the mass by 30-40%. It worked great for about three years and the problems seem to be returning. I am wondering if my nasal collapse has contributed to the air passage restriction and I require another iteration of the surgery.