Many Americans don’t realize that the constellation of issues surrounding chronic sinus infection and irritation has a name all its own: sinusitis. This common diagnosis afflicts more than 30 million people each year, and its effects can be devastating if left untreated.
This news story covers the issue in its basic contours, and offers some wisdom toward the idea that more research and education would be well-directed at treating sinusitis as a growing national healthcare crisis:
As the article describes, sinus surgery remains the most effective preventive measure you can take to stave off the agony of sinusitis:
Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal obstruction, runny nose, facial pressure and pain, and a reduced sense of smell and taste. Once diagnosed the condition can be treated with rinses and steroid spray. Endoscopic surgery can help increase the effectiveness of medication, but there is no cure.
Dyson finally had sinus surgery last December. He says the day procedure has significantly improved his overall quality of life.
“I was booking off sick all the time. I was having problems sleeping and now I haven’t had any sick days this year. I feel amazing.”
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