How do I know if I have Chronic Sinusitis?
Many people will say they suffer from allergies all year long when they may actually be suffering from chronic sinusitis, a condition that can be cured. It is astounding to think that millions of people are struggling through life with chronic facial pain, sinus pressure on a daily basis, constant coughing and chronic fatigue, all symptoms of chronic sinusitis. If you are among this group, the medical team at Breathe can help you find a way to a healthier life.
Chronic sinusitis is caused by viruses and bacteria that infect the sinuses causing inflammation and mucous discharge that worsen with time. Generally speaking, if you contract a sinus infection more than three times a year, or if your symptoms last longer than 12-weeks, you may be suffering from chronic sinusitis. If you have moderate to severe asthma there is a 50% chance that you also have chronic sinusitis.
The symptoms of sinusitis are:
- Facial pain or pressure
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Frequent sinus infections
- Post nasal drip
- Eye Pain
With new advances in technology, we can now treat sinusitis with balloon sinuplasty, a quick and painless procedure that immediately alleviates any blockages of the sinus openings.