Sinus Surgery for Persistent Asthma
I have mentioned before the surprising study which demonstrated that sinus surgery could also prevent asthma. Now the Cleveland Clinic has taken up the cause, writing recently about this tantalizing link, and expounding on its possible biological origins:
Now it appears early sinus surgery also may prevent development of asthma for some people. We recently presented research at the American Rhinologic Society‘s spring meeting that suggests just that. Using a 60-million patient database, we investigated patients for whom medical treatment didn’t work and who ultimately had sinus surgery. There were a couple of interesting findings:
- Allergic patients with chronic sinusitis were more likely than non-allergic patients to develop asthma.
- Early surgical treatment (less than two years after a sinusitis diagnosis) resulted in less long-term asthma than in those who had surgery later (four to five years after a sinusitis diagnosis).
Sinus surgery isn’t a cure-all, but strong evidence suggests that opening airways could help with systems outside the head and face. The sinuses and lungs are connected, and this study further underscores the fact that treating one may induce improvements down the stream as well.
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