Nasal Polyps by Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao

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Nasal polyps are delicate, painless, noncancerous growths that are found on the lining of nasal passages or sinuses. Increased growths or clusters of nasal polyps can hinder one’s nasal passages, lead to breathing troubles, lost sense of smell and frequent infections. Medications often aid in shrinking or eliminating nasal polyps. But surgery is needed in some cases to remove the nasal polyps.

Dr Chaitanya Rao is an excellent ENT specialist with a diligent attribute of utmost care and compassion towards his patients. He strives to deliver his patients with supreme quality of treatment.

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About Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao

Dr Chaitanya Rao is a member of the esteemed American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and European Rhinologic Society (ERS). With his 10+ years of extensive experience in the domain of ENT, he has a learning approach towards the field. Dr Chaitanya Rao is a true believer of the fact that a doctor needs to keep on updating or upskilling his knowledge round the clock in order to serve the patients with more competence. He advocates his belief by tutoring other ENT specialists through Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation and so far has imparted knowledge to more than 3000 ENT surgeons.

Dr Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad but also is the Best Sinus Specialist in India. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.

What is a nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps arise from chronic inflammation and are often connected to asthma, persistent infection, allergies, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders. It can affect anyone, but are more likely to affect adults. 

Nasal polyps in general are soft and lack any sort of sensation. Due to the small size of the nasal polyps, one may not be aware of their existence. But in case of multiple growths or a large polyp may hinder one’s nasal passages and sinuses. It typically appears on both sides of the nasal passage. A growth on only one side of the nasal passage may indicate towards a more serious medical condition like cancerous tumor.

How is a nasal polyps treated?

In case of small growths of polyps, an ENT specialist may prescribe medications like:

  • Nasal corticosteroids
  • Oral and injectable corticosteroids
  • Medications to treat nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis
  • Other medications

In case of larger growths of polyps, an ENT specialist may recommend endoscopic surgery to remove the nasal polyps.

Why Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao

Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao has been actively engaged in serving his patients as the Managing Director at Dr Rao’s ENT Group of Hospitals. Amid his Post – Graduation days, Dr Chaitanya Rao was invited as a visiting physician to House Institute of Medical Sciences, Los Angeles; Rhinology and Anterior skull base unit, Ohio State University Medical Centre, Columbus, Ohio and University of Michigan from where he acquired his knowledge. He is among the very few Indian ENT specialists who have undergone training in Advanced Sinus Surgery at IRCAD Taiwan. Besides this he is the humble recipient of the distinguished Vaidya Vibhushan Award 2019, awarded by Telangana State Government.

Nasal Polyps FAQs

The symptoms of nasal polyps can be listed as:

  • Runny nose
  • Constant stuffiness
  • Postnasal drip
  • Reduced or absent sense of smell
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Facial pain or headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Breathing through mouth
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Pain in the upper teeth
  • Frequent nosebleeds

The causes of nasal polyps are categorized as:

  • Chronic or recurring sinus infections
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Sensitivity to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or aspirin

An ENT specialist draws diagnosis for nasal polyps using the following methods:

  • General physical exam
  • Examination of the nose
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Imaging studies
  • Allergy tests
  • Test for cystic fibrosis
  • Blood test

Consult a doctor if:

  • One is facing severe breathing difficulties
  • One’s symptoms worsen abruptly
  • One is experiencing double vision, reduced vision or limited ability to move eyes
  • One is suffering from serious swelling around the eyes
  • One is anguished with intense headache accompanied by high fever or inability to tip the head forward

The risk factors related to nasal polyps can be summed up as:

  • Asthma
  • Aspirin sensitivity
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome (eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis)
  • Vitamin D deficiency

The complications related to nasal polyps are:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Asthma flare-ups
  • Sinus infections

Nasal polyps can be prevented using the following steps:

  • Supervise allergies and asthma
  • Avoid nasal irritants
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Humidify the home
  • Use a nasal rinse
  • Use a corticosteroid spray
  • Use a nasal spray

Nasal polyps causes symptoms that can impact one’s quality of life:

  • Loss of smell
  • Nasal pressure
  • Congestion
  • Sinus infection

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Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists or otolaryngologists are doctors who treat or perform medical surgeries related to ear, nose and throat as well as head and neck areas.

Dr. GVK Chaitanya Rao can be consulted on all days except Wednesday, subject to appointment availability. To book an appointment between 9 am to 8 pm contact us over WhatsApp

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