The Causes of Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis is – forgive the complex medical terminology – the worst. Born of infection and characterized by severe pain and ongoing respiratory struggle, sinusitis is one of the most common complaints of adults in this country. It’s also one of the more uncomfortable disorders you can get.
Beating sinusitis requires understanding sinusitis, which is why today I point you toward this helpful shortform piece on what it looks like and how it is managed:
Adults have 4 air-filled sinuses on each side of the face. These are found in the cheekbones, forehead, and between the eyes. Inflammation in these sinuses can create swelling and excess mucus. This can block nasal breathing and drainage. The inflammation can have more than one cause. For example, you might have an infection. You might also have problems with your immune system or be sensitive to something you have breathed in. Chronic sinusitis can reduce your quality of life, ability to get restful sleep, and ability to work.
The upshot is that once it reaches the “chronic” stage, sinusitis rarely resolves on its own. Individuals who suffer with this particular problem often spend more of their life with the symptoms than without them, a dismal state which can drive many to explore the benefits of permanent sinus surgery.
That’s where my practice comes in. The Los Angeles Sinus Institute offers patients the vanguard in diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare, including cutting edge procedures such as balloon sinuplasty which promote drainage for good. If you’re tired of the pain and pressure and want lasting relief, please contact the Los Angeles sinus surgeons today.