oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Unblocking the congested airway : respiratory health
|Article Title||Unblocking the congested airway : respiratory health|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Tami Van Aswegen|
|Publication Date||Winter 2014|
|Pages||19 - 20|
Nasal congestion is the most common cause of airway obstruction, but what exactly is congestion? It is often thought that congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages due to the presence of too much thick mucus. However, congestion is due to inflammation of the airways. The mucosal lining becomes swollen, causing a reduction in the diameter of the nasal passages. Increased mucus production adds to the congestion, or results in a runny nose.
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