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Chronic Sinusitis Relief

Updated on June 13, 2010

 

It is estimated that 35 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from sinusitis and it can have a major impact on their quality of life.

Definition

Chronic sinusitis lasts longer than twelve weeks or keeps coming back and people have been known to suffer from it for over fifty years. This can really have a profound affect on peoples quality of life.

Causes

The mucous membranes of the nasal membranes become swollen and inflamed, the openings get blocked and proper sinus drainage is inhibited leading to a mucous build up. These blocked, inflamed sinuses create a moist environment that makes it easier for bacterial infection to occur and take hold.

It is caused by;

  • recurring bouts of acute sinusitis combined with a low immune system.
  • allergies.
  • fungal infections.
  • nasal polyps (growth in the sinuses) or tumours.
  • deviated nasal septum.
  • trauma to the face (a fractured or broken bone may obstruct the sinuses).
  • Medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, HIV and other immune system diseases.
  • Immune system cells (with certain health conditions immune cells called eosinophils can cause inflammation).
  • Regular exposure to pollutants such as cigarette smoke.

Symptoms

The symptoms include;

  • sinus/facial pain
  • sinus/facial tenderness
  • sinus/facial pressure
  • headaches
  • pain in teeth
  • pain in jaw
  • pain in ears
  • pain through and around eyes
  • fatigue - worse than acute sinusitis
  • dizziness
  • drainage of a thick yellow or green discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat (post nasal drip)
  • nasal congestion and difficulty breathing
  • reduced sense of smell and taste
  • cough (which may be worse at night)
  • nausea
  • sore throat and halitosis (bad breath)

Chronic Sinusitis Relief is a non-profit making organisation that provides a wealth of useful information for chronic sinusitis sufferers and health physicians alike.

Chronic Sinusitis Relief have carried out extensive research on this medical condition and it's main aims are to;

  • further educate people about this medical condition.
  • provide information regarding the main types of treatment available.
  • make people aware that their symptoms can be relieved, it's just a matter of finding the treatment that's right for them.

For further information please visit www.chronicsinusitisrelief.co.uk.

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