Ventilator nasal insufficiency is caused by the incorrect flow of air through the nasal cavity.
It´s a common condition in children and adults, and has multiple aetiologies and treatments. In children, the cause is almost always enlargement of the adenoids, often associated with tonsil hypertrophy.
For adults, there are two main causes, which are very often associated with this condition:
Hypertrophy of the nasal passages and deviated nasal septum. The main symptom is difficulty breathing through the nose, which manifests itself with: opening the mouth, sudden, deep and short nasal inspirations, a dry throat, noisy day time, and especially night time, breathing.
The Rhinology Unit in the Otorhinolaryngology Department at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra has vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of nose and paranasal sinus diseases.
The diagnosis is based on anamnesis, clinical examination, anteroposterior rhinoscopy and fibroscopy.
The treatment depends on the cause of the condition and can include various surgical procedures and antihistamine, decongestants, antibiotics, topical or systematic corticoid medication, etc. for functional obstructions.