conditions we treat

Nasal Obstructions

conditions we treat

Nasal Obstructions

Kaplan Sinus Relief offers treatment for nasal obstructions

Nasal obstructions can become very uncomfortable and disruptive to daily life if not given the proper treatment. Nasal obstructions refer to any congestion of the nose or nasal cavities that make it hard to breathe.

How do you know if you have nasal obstruction? Some common symptoms that could indicate you are experiencing nasal obstructions are:

Though the feeling of nasal obstruction is typically painless, it can be a nuisance for anyone who is constantly struggling to breathe or dealing with a stuffy nose. If you believe that you are suffering from nasal obstructions, Kaplan Sinus Relief has the answers for how you can achieve long-term relief.

What are the causes of nasal obstruction?

Nasal obstruction can be caused by a number of conditions that can make it hard to breathe through your nose. These include abnormal anatomical structures within the nose or conditions that cause the inflammation of blood vessels which results in the narrowing of the nasal passages.

Anatomical Abnormalities

Anatomical abnormalities refer to how the structures in your nose or the natural shape of your nose can contribute to the narrowing of the nasal passages, causing nasal obstructions. Some anatomical abnormalities that can cause nasal obstructions are:

  • Deviated septum: A crookedness of the nasal septum that can lead to a narrowed airway and nasal obstruction.
  • Enlarged turbinates: These bones in the nose that are covered by nasal lining can form abnormally or become swollen, thereby causing nasal obstruction. Air cells can also develop within a turbinate, taking up extra space in the nasal cavity.
  • Enlarged adenoids: Adenoids are seated at the back of the nose and are meant to fight off infections. However, some individuals are born with naturally large adenoids which can contribute to nasal obstruction.
  • Nasal polyps: Polyps are benign growths within the nasal cavity that are painless, but can cause the nasal passage to narrow.


Any irritants can cause the nasal passage to become inflamed or swollen, making it harder to breathe through your nose. 

  • Allergies: Allergens are breathed in, producing a reaction from the body’s immune system, including swelling and inflammation of the nose. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis, you may be more susceptible to nasal obstructions. If you’re looking for relief from allergies, you should seek out a specialist who can create a treatment plan for allergies in Houston.
  • Cold and flu: If you have a cold or the flu, you will likely experience nasal congestion with an excess of mucus buildup. Unfortunately, that mucus buildup has nowhere to go with clogged nasal passages. Over-the-counter medications should help open the nasal passages, but if you are regularly catching colds and/or flu, it may be time to speak to a professional.
  • Sinusitis: Sinusitis refers to the inflammation of your sinuses. Whether you’re experiencing acute vs chronic sinusitis, your symptoms can feel more intense than they would from a normal cold. If your sinuses are easily irritated, you will likely experience nasal obstructions more often and will need to seek treatment to find long-term relief.

How do you treat nasal obstruction?

Nasal obstructions caused by inflammation can be treated with at-home remedies, but the truth is, these remedies are short-term solutions. Over-the-counter medications and humidifiers may help to open the nasal passageways, but if you are susceptible to sinus infections or suffer from allergies, these solutions are only temporary. If you are looking for long-term relief or believe your obstructions are caused by anatomical abnormalities, seek out a sinus professional’s opinion. 

Board Certified medical doctor Michael Kaplan, MD, and founding sinus specialist of Kaplan Sinus Relief offers his patients a variety of treatment options, including the highly-effective, and minimally invasive, balloon sinuplasty.

In-office turbinate reduction

A turbinate reduction is a type of minimally invasive sinus surgery that reduces enlarged turbinates by removing a small amount of bone to open the nasal airway, restoring your breathing.


If you suffer from a deviated septum, Septoplasty is a procedure that can vary based on the severity of your misplaced septum. In more severe cases, the procedure can include reforming and repositioning the cartilage to support the nose and direct airflow. In milder cases, a simple realignment of the septum is all it takes to correct the deviation and experience relief.

Balloon sinuplasty in Houston

If you are looking for a procedure that can alleviate the symptoms of sinus issues that cause nasal obstructions, look no further than balloon sinuplasty at Kaplan Sinus Relief. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive sinus relief procedure that is performed in-office and only takes around 20 minutes to complete. Dr. Michael Kaplan is Houston’s balloon sinuplasty pioneer and has helped thousands of patients find relief from nasal obstructions through this innovative procedure.

Kaplan Sinus Relief can help you to find long-term relief from nasal obstructions!

Nasal obstructions can be caused by a number of conditions — luckily, Kaplan Sinus Relief has the ability to treat a number of these conditions to help you find relief from these obstructions. Though many treatment options for nasal obstructions can feel like bandaid solutions, at Kaplan Sinus Relief, we aim to provide long-term relief. If you would like to start on your path to better breathing, Dr. Kaplan can help you to take the first step. 

Ready to learn more about your sinus solutions? Call (713) 766-1818 to request a consultation with Dr. Kaplan or schedule an appointment online today.


4101 Greenbriar Street, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098