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nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
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nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
My ENT told me I should make a nasal septum surgery, but i am rather unsure if this is a good idea. On the other side, my tidal volume is mostly at 400 ml, sometimes below about 380 ml. Do you think, that the AZV (tidal volume) would sustainable increase?
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RE: nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
I have had this surgery as have many others here.  To my knowledge, the main benefit is better airflow through the nose.  This may make a nasal mask or nasal pillows more comfortable to use.  That was my experience and it certainly helped with daytime breathing.  I am not aware of any connection between this surgery and tidal volume.
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RE: nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
Well, what an experience.

The Oriental doctor told me, after receiving a sedative (probably Xanax as I recall) Then I heard some popping and snapping in my nose. "Now, very important Mr. xxxxxx, you cannot sneeze or blow your nose --- you could die." I said "really?" He said: "Yes, if you don't get to ER, you could bleed to death." I said "You don't have to tell me twice" and I was out of there.

Make sure you choose a week (the time you have to wear a bandage on you whole nose) where you will not be going many places. I didn't even want to go to the supermarket, I did not want to see anyone who knew me. I even missed church the next Sunday.

Anyway, I think it was worth it, I believe I could breath through my nose better (I am a nose breather at night), and never a mouth breather, so as far as my OSA, I believe it was a good decision for me. Good luck.
Ave AHI = .87; ave hrs per night =6.36
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RE: nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
Awake?!!?  Ugh.  I was out cold.  The dressing did not bother me, I am not that pretty to begin with.
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RE: nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
I forgot to say, that I am using a N20 nasal mask and I am taping (the only way for me to avoid large lecks), so that means, it is important for me to breath through my nose only...
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RE: nasal septum surgery - tidal volume
The surgery will improve the airflow through your nose. That may reduce or eliminate your brain's desire to open your mouth to breathe. If were me, I would have the surgery.
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