The role of an internal nasal dilator in athletes

The role of an internal nasal dilator in athletes

Authors

  • Matteo Gelardi Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Giuseppe Porro Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Domenico Accettura Istituto di Medicina dello Sport – FMSI – CONI, Bari, Italy
  • Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta Pneumology Unity, Di Venere Hospital, Bari, Italy
  • Nicola Quaranta Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Giorgio Ciprandi Allergy, Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa, Italy

Keywords:

nasal valve, internal nasal dilator, athletes, sport performance

Abstract

The nasal valve area has the minimal cross-sectional area of the upper airways. Nasal dilators have been found able to improve sport performance in athletes. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use an internal nasal dilator may be able to affect respiratory pattern in a group of athletes. The use of internal nasal dilator induced a significant reduction of fatigue perception (p=0.000) and was optimally accepted. In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that Nas-air® is an internal nasal dilator able to reduce the fatigue perception and is preferred to external nasal dilator.

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Published

11-01-2019

How to Cite

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The role of an internal nasal dilator in athletes. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];90(2-S). Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8101