Nasal Polyps Linked to More Severe Disease in Women
Nasal polyps are often benign, and can be easily removed with nasal polyp removal surgery. But just because these gelatinous sacs can be addressed quickly doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of study. On the contrary, new data suggests that chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps may be linked to a more serious form of asthma in women than in men:
Women with [nasal polyps] were significantly more likely to have comorbid asthma, and 65% of patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease ([nasal polyps] plus asthma and aspirin sensitivity) were women. Asthmatic women with [nasal polyps] had the highest levels of autoantigen-specific IgG and eosinophil cationic protein, and were significantly more likely to have revision surgeries.
In English, this means that the polyps themselves carried indicators that the body was fighting off a more serious form of asthmatic disease. Such infections could be impairing the body’s natural healing processes as well.
Do not ignore the signs of impaired breathing, chronic sinusitis or frequent fatigue. If you have trouble breathing comfortably and wonder if polyps may be to blame, please contact the Los Angeles nasal polyp removal experts at my offices today.