Dr Oz: What is a Deviated Septum?
Are you familiar with that pink area in your nose known as your septum? Dr. Oz says many people actually have a deviated septum and one of them could be you. Here is a self-test to see if you do.
- Place your index finger on one side of your nose and take a deep breath in on the side that is open.
- Do the same thing on the other side.
Dr. Oz says if you have a more difficult time breathing in on one side than the other then you have a deviated septum. You could have either been born with it or gotten it due to a sports injury, like Dr. Oz. He chose his Assistant of the Day from the audience to help explain if you could be at risk for a deviated septum.
Dr Oz: Snoring Sign of Deviated Septum?
Dr. Oz went through some of the warning signs you might be at risk for a deviated septum. Do any of these signs sound familiar?
- Frequent sinus infections
- Trouble sleeping
- Loud snoring
Dr. Oz says you should not ignore these signs because you could have an easily fixed medical issue if, in fact, you have a deviated septum, so see your doctor and get it fixed!
Dr Oz: How to Breath Better With a Deviated Septum
Dr. Oz says to sleep on the side of your face with the nostril that gives you trouble when you breathe in doing his self-test from above because it will free up space for you to breathe better while you sleep with a deviated septum.