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Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps are soft, tender, and non-cancerous growth inside the nasal cavity. These hang from the nose lining (usually both nostrils) like tear drops resulting in a running nose, loss of smell, dec..

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Nasal Polyps are soft, tender, and non-cancerous growth inside the nasal cavity. These hang from the nose lining (usually both nostrils) like tear drops resulting in a running nose, loss of smell, decreased taste, etc. The polyps may vary in size and can be yellowish or pink in appearance. Large polyps can cause breathing difficulties and affect the patients smelling power. They block sinus and cause infections. The disorder seems to affect more than 10 million people per year in India alone. Nasal polyps are common in men as compared to women and can arise at any stage. People suffering from asthma, sinus, and allergies are more likely to develop the disorder.

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Nasal Polyps
Symptoms
symptoms

People suffering from nasal polyps develop chronic inflammation of the nasal passage lining, and sinuses (chronic sinusitis). Clusters or large polyps obstruct the nasal passage. The most common symptoms are:

  • Running nose Add.
  • Stuffy or blocked nose.
  • Post-nasal drip feeling of mucus running down the throat.
  • Loss of smelling power which may not improve even if polyps are treated.
  • Loss of taste.
  • Pain in the face, and headache.
  • Snoring.
  • Itchiness around the eyes.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • Double or blurred vision.

Causes
causes

Though the exact cause of nasal polyps is not very clear, majority cases are linked to non-allergic asthma. Some of the most probable causes include:

  • Swelling or nasal inflammation.
  • Fluid build-up in the interstitial spaces.
  • Appearance of nasal polyps near the sinus openings.

Risks
risks

The main risk factors are:

  • Aspirin sensitivity.
  • Rhinitis/Rhinosinusitis.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Age.
  • GeneticĀ or hereditary factors.

Prevention
prevention

In order to prevent the disease from occurring, one should take care of the following things:

  • Avoiding allergies.
  • Keeping your nose clean and unblocked.
  • Taking a diet that prevents the formation of polyps.
  • Regular usage of nasal sprays.

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