Is Sinusitis Blocking You
From A Better Life?

 

Sinusitis affects 35 million people each year1—more than heart disease or asthma.2 
And compared to chronic back pain or congestive heart failure,
sinusitis has a great impact on quality of life.2

Be Informed about Sinusitis

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What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissues that line the sinuses. Chronic sinusitis can significantly impact an individual’s physical, functional and emotional well-being.

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What are my treatment options?

From natural home remedies to balloon sinuplasty, the goal of sinusitis treatment is to eliminate or reduce the symptoms associated with the condition.

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When should I see a doctor?

Depending on the severity of your symptoms it may be recommended to visit a doctor.

 

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Answers to more of your sinusitis questions

What questions do you have about sinusitis? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

"Research demonstrates an improvement in quality of life for patients suffering from
chronic sinusitis if they had early interventions."

Ryan Vaughn, M.D., Founder and Director of Exhale Sinus & Facial Pain Center, Schaumburg, Illinois

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Your Sinuses: A closer look

The sinuses are hollow spaces in the skull, opening into the nasal cavity they generate mucus to keep the nose from drying out during breathing, and trap unwanted materials that are inhaled so they don't reach the lungs. When functioning properly, your sinuses allow mucus to drain—anything obstructing that flow may cause a build-up of mucus, leading to a sinus infection and a variety of uncomfortable conditions.

Balloon Sinuplasty: A Patient’s Experience

A sinusitis sufferer shares details of her symptoms, her decision to choose balloon sinuplasty for treatment of her condition and how it has affected her quality of life. Her doctor also offers a brief overview of the procedure.

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References

  1. Benninger, M., et al. “Adult Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Definitions, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Pathophysiology.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 129, no. 3_suppl, 2003, pp. 1–32.
  2. Gliklich RE, et al. "The health impact of chronic sinusitis in patients seeking otolaryngologic care". Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 113, no. 1, Jul 1995, pp. 104-9.

Disclosures

Disclaimer: The information featured here is not intended as medical advice, or to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions.

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