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What increases my risk for nose disorders?

Your risk for nose disorders increases depending on your health and your level of activity. Structural disorders may be the result of injury to the nose so risk increases with physical activity or involvement in contact sports. Other disorders may be more likely if you have inflammatory conditions like lupus, asthma, or cystic fibrosis. Women, who experience regular hormonal changes, may be more susceptible to nasal congestion. Exposure to cigarette smoke, chemicals, smog, and other irritants may increase your risk for certain nose disorders.

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