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Understanding nose related symptoms and features
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The nose is a part of the respiratory system of the body, a system which includes the lungs and airways to.The respiratory system is what makes it possible for the body to inhale and exhale air to breathe.
The nose is also a sensory organ. It is responsible for the body’s sense of smell.
Sometimes symptoms affecting the nose can be seen with the eye. Although diagnosing a nose related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.
Symptoms relating to the nose may affect its structure, shape and/ or function. Some features will affect just the appearance of the nose while others may affect its ability to smell, and it’s ability to function properly as a part of the respiratory system.
What is a Bulbous Nose (fat nose)?
A nose with an increased globular shape, most notably involving the lower third of the nose. It may also be defined by an increased size and shape of the tip of the nose, both in terms of width and height.
If only the width of the tip of the nose is larger, this is defined as a broad nasal tip and not a bulbous or fat nose.
What should I do next?
In some instances a bulbous or fat nose may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
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