The Sinusitis Relief Centre
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.
Acute sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses) also called acute rhinosinusitis does not last for more than 12 weeks.
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.
The mucous membranes of the nasal passages 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.
Acute sinusitis - Usually a cold/flue or allergies cause the nasal congestion to occur.
Chronic sinusitis is caused by;
- recurring bouts of acute sinusitis combined with a low immune system.
- 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.
- sinus/facial pain
- sinus/facial tenderness
- sinus/facial pressure
- pain in teeth
- pain in jaw
- pain in ears
- pain through and around eyes
- 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)
- sore throat and halitosis (bad breath)
The Sinusitis Relief Centre is a non-profit making organisation that provides a wealth of useful information for sinusitis sufferers and medical professionals alike.
The Sinusitis Relief Centre has carried out extensive research on sinusitis and the various treatments available and the 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 is right for them.
For further information please visit www.thesinusitisreliefcentre.co.uk.