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Nasal Polyps Causes & Risks


Doctors don’t know the cause of nasal polyps. Several factors may contribute to nasal polyps, including:

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following factors increase your chance of getting nasal polyps:

  • Sex: men
  • Age: older than 40
  • Aspirin sensitivity
  • Asthma
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome (a rare disease that inflames the blood vessels)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hay fever or other respiratory allergies
  • Frequent sinus infections

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