Empty Nose Syndrome on Health Report with Norman Swan (RN, (Australia)

“ImaginENS on RN (Australia)e this: your nasal cavity feels so blocked that you can’t breathe properly – to the point that you feel like you’re suffocating.”

A recent interview about ENS by ENSIA’s member Erika Schneider and ENS-authority Dr. Steven Houser (MetroHealth, USA)

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Source: RN (Australia)

Author: Norman Swan


By |2017-08-30T17:22:22+00:00July 21st, 2016|ENS, ENSIA, Media|2 Comments

Empty Nose Syndrome: Explaining Nasal Aerodynamics (Website Recommendation)

Website “Empty Nose Syndrome Aerodynamics” was created by one of ENS patients and is devoted to explanation of ENS and nasal aerodynamics – click here to read more

“There is this thing called Empty Nose Syndrome and it’s REALLY Bad. I don’t know what your issue is but you’ve already had enough removed, don’t do any more” (Anonymous doctor from Group Health, Redmond WA 2008)

ENS Aerodynamics (PE)

“I work in Aerospace Engineering and after being diagnosed with “E.N.S.” I had seen many studies regarding the computer modeling of airflow patterns through the nose and I realized that I had the scientific capabilities to do my own CFD (Computational Fluid dynamics) aerodynamics study regarding the surgically altered airflow through my nose. I am a unique patient in that since I work in engineering and I collect and analyze data for a living, I have a meticulously detailed and well documented case of E.N.S.

I will be presenting sleep data, CT scans and “CFD” flow models (based on my CT scans) which document my condition before and after 2 destructive surgeries. I will also be releasing CFD results that show the improvement I saw after getting nasal “Implants” at some point in the near future. I have decided to share my research and my personal story which documents my rather debilitating condition in the hopes that it advances the understanding both among doctors and patients regarding the inherent dangers and risks associated with “aggressive” nasal surgeries. I hope to once and for all dispel some of the controversy and misconceptions regarding ENS to this very day by providing solid fact based measurable evidence, even regarding how and why ENS destroys one’s ability to sleep. Far too often ENS symptoms are referred to as “subjective” by doctors who cannot seem to measure the damage which (besides dry sclerotic or missing tissue), is largely internal but is in fact very real and gravely serious.”


By |2017-08-30T17:22:22+00:00July 4th, 2016|ENS, ENSIA, Media|5 Comments

‘Kill the doctors’

An article about ENS on the chinese Global Times.


Removing bones in the nose can lead to nightmarish complications. 
The Internet has lit up with conversations about an obscure complication from nose surgery this month, after an article titled “Empty Nose Syndrome – the real murderer of the doctor-stabbing case?” started circulating.

The tragic case happened last month in the No.1 People’s Hospital of Wenling, Zhejiang Province, where Wang Yunjie, the chief physician of the ear-nose-throat department, was stabbed to death by Lian Enqing, a patient who had been dissatisfied by surgery performed at the hospital, the Global Times reported on November 1.

Lian was reportedly suffering from nasal obstruction, headaches and insomnia after nose surgery, but several examinations showed nothing wrong. Lian’s family suspected him of having psychological problems and forced him to accept mental treatment.

The article said Lian killed the doctor because Lian suffered from Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS), a side effect of nasal surgery.

Some typical online commentary, in a QQ group named ENS, came from a patient who only gave his surname as Zhang. “Now I have become used to the pain. But it was terrifying for the first few years, because nobody understood,” he said.

Zhang told Metropolitan that he has had ENS for more than nine years, and it has made him depressed. During the group chat, Zhang and a few other patients mentioned phrases such as “a life worse than death,” “commit suicide” and “kill the doctors” a few times.

There are dozens of groups like this, and many of the groups have over 100 participants.

Read more here.

By |2017-08-30T17:22:25+00:00April 27th, 2016|Media|1 Comment

A new article on Buzzfeed about Empty Nose Syndrome

An in-depth article about Empty Nose Syndrome, based on the tragic story of Brett Helling, one of most recent ENS’ victims, and featuring some of the most important ENS experts, just appeared on Buzzfeed.

“Is Empty Nose Syndrome real and if not why are people killing themselves over it?”

By |2016-04-19T09:46:00+00:00April 19th, 2016|Media|0 Comments