Can a deviated septum cause sleep apnea?

No. In sleep apnea, the obstruction blocking airflow is further down the throat.
Not likely. Deviation of the septum can cause your nasal airways to be blocked, but isn't itself a cause of sleep apnea. It can, however, cause snoring and contribute to a restless night's sleep for you and your spouse/partner.
Deviated septum. A deviated septum can contribute to sleep apnea. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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What symptoms can a deviated septum cause? Could my deviated septum be the reason behind my allergies, breathing trouble, congestion and sleep apnea?

Genetics. So long as you haven't broken your nose the most likely cause is genes. I.e. you were born that way. This could be a part of the cause of the symptoms you have however with that list I would see an ENT doctor for a formal evaluation.
Deviated septum mayb. Deviated nasal septum may be causing, breathing problem, congestion and sleep apnea, it all depends upon how much deviated septum you have and how much obstruction it is causing. Better you consult E.N.T.specialist and get it corrected.

Could enlarged nasal turbinates and deviated nasal septum cause sleep apnea? Had PNR and was told that sinuses are good. I don't snore.

Nasal swelling. What you describe could interfere with your sleep. I doubt it would cause sleep apnea. You may want to see an ENT for further evaluation.
Yes. These findings can contribute to underlying OSA which is why it is something we look for during a sleep evaluation.
Deviated septum. Nasal obstruction can contribute to sleep apnea, get a sleep study and have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there. Sleep apnea, snoring etc?

Nasal & sleep apnea. Deviated septums can cause breathing problems. The sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep test. Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions or nerological problems. With a deviated septum a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can make you an oral sleep appliance that should help end your snoring and control your sleep apnea. Look at the aadsm association to find a dntal sleep medicine dds.
Sleep apnea. Correction of the nasal airway is just one of the treatments to improve breathing as it relates to sleep apnea. An evaluation and sleep study by a certified sleep physician is the first step. Sleep apnea can be treated with CPAP or an oral appliance depending on the severity of the apnea.
Anatomy. Continued OSA after surgery may be related to the wrong procedure. The operation what works the best is upper and lower jaw advancement surgery. See an oral surgeon experienced with this procedure.

I got my tonsils removed and my deviated septum repaired to help my snoring. No sleep apnea. It did not help. Would getting my adenoids removed help?

Yes. If you have significant hypertrophy of the adenoids and it can be demonstrated to occlude your nasal airway then adenoidectomy will help.

I have rhinitis. No environmental allergies No deviated septum. No sleep apnea. Normal weight. Want to stop snoring Allegra (fexofenadine) helps. Need long term soln?

Suggestions. Have you tried an inhaled nasal steroid for the rhinitis? Your dentist can make you a mouth guard that may help with your snoring. There are also surgical procedures. You may want to see an ENT if you haven't already.

Can septoplasty cure sleep apnea? I've been using a cpap machine for a couple of years. I hate it. My doctor wants me to have a septoplasty for my deviated septum, but she won't say whether it will cure my sleep apnea..

Improving. Improving chronic nasal obstruction can help with sleep apnea, though there's often more going on in the airway to cause blockage than the septum. No one can guarantee that septoplasty surgery will cure the sleep apnea. A careful examination should help with pinpointing what areas are leading to your sleep apnea. Regardless of the sleep apnea, septoplasty can help with chronic nasal obstruction which may be enough of an indication for you to have surgery if it bothers you enough.
Sleeppnea. Sleeppnea has many contributing causes and a deviated septum may be one component. So don't be disappointed if after having a septoplasty that your symptoms have magically disappeared. Www. Beautybybrueck. Com.
The. The pathology of sleep apnea is completely separate from your septum. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www. Drgrossman. Com.

Does my snoring come from my stuffy nose from allergies, my deviated septum, or could I have sleep apnea? I snore a lot since sev. Mos. How to know?

See a specialist. Your snoring could be from any or all of the conditions you mentioned. See a ear/nose/throat dr. To know for sure.
See below. Any of those things could cause snoring. Make sure you have your allergies well treated. A sleep study would help you to rule out sleep apnea as a cause. If the deviated septum is severe enough, you might need surgery by an ENT surgeon to relieve the snoring.
Deviated septum. This can only be differentiated by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

Tonsils very enlarged (4+/4) and severely deviated septum. ENT said must get fixed or use machine at night to sleep for probable apnea. Is he right?

Mgt. I would suggest having a sleep test with CPAP and BiPAP to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. Usually when tonsils are removed, there is clinical improvement in most patients. As far as your nasal septum deviation, this may also contribute, but I would suggest discussing the removal of your tonsils first and then reassess the improvement with a sleep study.