Symptoms and Signs

Nasal polyps are overall four times more common in men than in women, but in people who have adult-onset asthma they occur equally in both sexes. The incidence is between 1 per 1000 and 20 per 1000, and after the age of 60 years the chance of developing polyps declines.

Polyps look like small grapes and they can appear singly or in clusters in the nasal cavity. They can cause

• Runny nose and/or sneezing

• Poor sense of smell and taste

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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