How Sinusitis Leads to Polyps
Sinusitis is a form of inflammation, which can lead to a host of secondary symptoms such as impaired breathing, pressure, headaches and further infection. One of the more severe symptoms associated with sinusitis is the development of nasal polyps, which are fluid-filled sacs that form inside the nose.
I have described the process that can lead to nasal polyps here, but it bears repeating that this particular issue comes with health problems of its own. Labored breathing, impaired smell, and physical discomfort are all on the list of common nasal polyp complaints. As this article points out, it’s hardly surprising that the polyps lead to so much distress, given that they are usually the result of intense sinusitis to begin with:
In more serious cases of chronic nasal allergies, nasal polyps may result. These are abnormal growths inside the nasal passages and sinuses. They appear to occur as a result of inflammation (redness and swelling) triggered by allergies.
Seasonal allergies and sinus infection can both play a role in the development of nasal polyps. If you have had this symptom in the past or suspect your breathing is being obstructed, contact an expert Los Angeles sinus surgeon today.