What Causes Nasal Obstruction

Nasal obstruction can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, impacting our ability to breathe freely and enjoy daily activities. At Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy, we understand the significance of identifying the root causes of nasal obstruction to provide effective and personalized care. In this blog post, we will explore some common factors contributing to nasal blockages and shed light on how our ear, nose, and throat experts can help you breathe easy once again.

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum occurs when the thin wall between your nasal passages is displaced. This misalignment can lead to nasal obstruction, making it difficult for air to flow through both nostrils evenly. At LA CENTA, our skilled ENT specialists can assess the severity of the deviation and recommend appropriate treatment options, including septoplasty if necessary.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are noncancerous, soft growths that can develop on the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. These benign growths can cause congestion and blockage, impacting your ability to breathe. Our clinic offers advanced diagnostic tools and treatment plans, including minimally invasive procedures, to address nasal polyps and alleviate symptoms.


Allergic reactions to environmental factors like pollen, dust, or pet dander can lead to nasal congestion. Our team specializes in allergy testing and management, helping you identify specific allergens and develop a personalized plan to reduce symptoms and improve nasal airflow.

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic inflammation of the sinuses, known as chronic sinusitis, is a common cause of nasal obstruction. Our ENT experts employ state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, such as endoscopic examinations, to identify the root cause of chronic sinusitis and offer comprehensive treatment options tailored to your needs.

Enlarged Turbinates

Turbinates are structures inside the nose that help filter and humidify the air we breathe. When turbinates become enlarged due to factors like allergies or chronic congestion, they can contribute to nasal obstruction. LA CENTA provides expertise in evaluating and addressing turbinate issues to restore optimal nasal function.

Breathe Easy Again

Understanding the underlying causes of nasal obstruction is crucial for effective treatment and long-term relief. At LA CENTA, our dedicated team of ear, nose, and throat specialists is committed to providing comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs. If you're experiencing nasal congestion or breathing difficulties, schedule a consultation with us to embark on the path to clearer breathing and improved quality of life.

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