Your Nose, the Guardian of Your Lungs

You might not think your nose is a vital organ, but indeed it is! To understand its importance, all that most people need to experience is a bad cold.

Nasal congestion and a runny nose have a noticeable effect on quality of life, energy level, ability to breathe, ability to sleep, and ability to function in general.

Because the connection between the nose and lungs is so important, paying attention to problems in the nose–allergic rhinitis for instance, can reduce or avoid problems in the lungs such as bronchitis and asthma. Ignoring nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, runny nose, or thick nasal discharge can aggravate lung problems and lead to other chronic illnesses.