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Your Nose: The Guardian of Your Lungs
Why is your nose important? How does it protect your lungs?
Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or obstruction to nasal breathing is one of humanity's oldest and most common complaints. While it may be a mere nuisance to some, to others it is a source of considerable discomfort and may detract from the quality of life.
The glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus (one to two quarts a day!). Mucus moistens and cleans the nasal membranes, humidifies air, traps and clears inhaled foreign matter, and fights infection.
Insight into care and prevention of epistaxis (nosebleeds).
Surgery of the Nose
Each year thousands of people undergo surgery of the nose. Nasal surgery, also known as "Rhinoplasty," may be performed for cosmetic purposes or as a combination procedure to improve both form and function. To learn more about Rhinoplasty, go to VillanoMD.com. (See before and after photos.)