Turbinate Reduction Risks
Post-Nasal and Turbinate Reduction Risks, Physical Symptoms
- Nose feels too empty/hollow/absent.
- Diminished nasal airflow sensation feedback (‘paradoxical obstruction’).
- Extreme sensation of dryness of the nasal cavities, with or without crusting.
- Not enough moisture/mucus production.
- Dryness of the pharynx, soft palate and back of the tongue (“dry pharyngitis” and “dry laryngitis”).
- Feeling of needing more nasal resistance (or nasal membrane responsiveness) to breathe.
- Increased pulmonary sensitivity to air-borne irritants, strong scents and cold air. Causes much uneasiness in breathing and sometimes even long-periods (can last hours) of severe shortness of breath, depending on the degree of exposure.
- Diminished sense of smell and/or taste. Can be confusing – because although there is diminished sense of smell there is also hyper-responsiveness to light and volatile airborne chemicals, fumes and irritants.
- Difficulty projecting or resonating speech. The voice seems weak and requires some straining to sound loud and articulate well, which causes uneasiness in speech.
- Feeling weak and depleted of energy.
- Very poor quality of sleep. Not necessarily full sleep apnea, but shallow and dry breathing, which often switches entirely to mouth breathing only, waking up a lot very dry, with headaches, severe dizziness and very little REM sleep.
- Relatively dry skin and eyes.
- Extremely thick mucous and post-nasal drip.
- Difficulty swallowing due to post-nasal drip.
- Chronic Sinusitis.
- Worsening of pre surgical nasal symptoms, such as allergic rhinitis, etc.
- Foul smell from nasal cavities.
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD).
- Elevated levels of blood pressure.
- Hormonal and metabolic imbalances.
- Significant weight gain.
Post-Nasal and Turbinate Reduction Risks, Cognitive Symptoms
- Difficulty concentrating (‘aprosexia nasalis’).
- Difficulty performing mental tasks.
Post-Nasal and Turbinate Reduction Risks, Emotional Symptoms
- Marked reduction in sense of self and very crippled sense of well-being.
- Irritated and/or depressed mood. Often clinical depression.
- Avoidance of social interactions.