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How do nose disorders affect the body?

Regardless of the cause of nose disorder, the effect on the body is determined by the severity of the condition. Some symptoms are minor annoyances, while others can make you completely miserable. Polyps and rhinitis, for example, may cause occasional runny nose but may also lead to sleep apnea or changes in the structure of the face from swelling. Nose disorders can interrupt daily living, sleep patterns, and even your sense of taste and smell. In general, unless caused by a tumor, nose disorders are not considered serious or life threatening.

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