Many Americans suffer from sinus problems. If you are one of them, then know that you aren’t alone. In fact, one of the main reasons why patients seek the medical help
from an ENT specialist is for sinus problems. Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and allergic rhinitis produce a wide range of symptoms that can make you feel downright miserable.
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But we have answers. You no longer have to live with this medical condition. Don’t suffer anymore because treatment is just one phone call away. With one simple procedure, you can take the steps to improving your health.
With sinus disorders, you will definitely experience various horrible symptoms, which will affect your upper respiratory tract and leaving you weak and sick. You might be suffering from:
- Nasal drainage
- Facial Pressure
- Chronic Coughing
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste
- Nasal Congestion
- Sinus Pressure
The key to proper treatment is to have your condition accurately identified and diagnosed by a specialist.
Allergic rhinitis is also known as Hay Fever. You may be allergic to dust or pollen and have problems breathing in environments that contain these elements. The body tries to fight the invasion of pollen and dust by releasing histamines, but you will subsequently experience symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes or sneezing.
More than 35 million people in the United States suffer from this condition each year. This type of sinus problem causes inflammation in your sinuses. This condition is caused from a bacterial or viral infection and could last for longer than twelve weeks.
Nasal polyps are growths in the nasal tissue. Don’t worry. These are benign, but can cause sinus blockage, resulting in relentless cold-like symptoms. Doctors believe that these polyps result from allergies, chronic sinus infection, and asthma.
Testing the Sinuses
Your sinus treatment will depend on the severity of the condition. An ENT specialist, after asking several questions about your medical history and symptoms will determine the diagnosis. The ENT specialist may also have further tests done and these could include:
- Nasal Endoscopy
- CT Scan
- Mucus Culture
- Blood Test
Treating the Sinuses
Treatment may include various effective procedures, one of which is Balloon Sinuplasty. This procedure is minimally invasive with recovery time being short. Other treatments include endoscopic surgery, immunotherapy, and medication.
Contact an ENT Specialist
Sinus problems can be a thing of the past, but you must seek medical help right away. Want to sleep better and live a normal life like everyone else? Contact the office of Dr. Joshua Light, MD to learn about how we can help you.
Call us today at 561-737-8584 to schedule your initial consultation.