How can a deviated septum affect a person's breathing?Ear, Nose & Throat Plastic Surgery
I have always had some breathing problems since young, and I was told by my GP that a deviated septum could be a cause. I would like to better understand how a deviated septum can affect my breathing please.
The nasal septum is the wall that divides the left and right side of the nose.
The following photograph, which shows a severely deviated nasal septum, clearly illustrates how a deviated nasal septum causing poorer air flow on the side of the deviation