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What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is one of the most common health problems in the United States. It affects about 37 million people every year. The terrible symptoms leave its sufferers tired and losing joy in their lives. The physicians at ENT South are here to help you get your life back on track.
What are the Sinuses?
The sinuses are the cavities in your face behind your eyes, nose, and forehead. Their primary function is to keep you from getting sick. The sinuses produce mucus to trap foreign substances like viruses, fungus, and bacteria. The mucus then drains out of your sinuses along with these trapped foreign substances.
Blockages in the sinus cavities can occur for many reasons. When blocked, airflow and drainage are restricted allowing the foreign substance to grow within your sinus cavities. This is what causes sinus pain and infections. Sinus infections are also known as sinusitis; the symptoms can be miserable, and they may not heal on their own.
When does a "seasonal sinus infection" become Chronic Sinusitus
Symptoms that persist for longer than 12 weeks and occur several times a year constitute chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis may be due to allergies causing swelling or a physical blockage in your nasal cavities.
Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis
- Facial pain and pressure
- Nasal drainage
What are the treatment options for Chronic Sinusitis?
There is good news for chronic sinusitis sufferers: relief is possible. The physicians with ENT South offer many treatment options to alleviate chronic sinusitis. When you schedule an appointment with ENT South, we will perform a thorough exam including medical history, and discussing long-term goals. Your doctor will then go over treatment options that may include medications, home remedies, and minimally invasive procedures like Balloon Sinuplasty.
Chronic Sinusitis relief with Balloon Sinuplasty
Relief from chronic sinus pain is achievable with this minimally invasive in-office procedure. Balloon sinuplasty allows natural drainage of the sinuses to resume by using a small catheter and balloon to gently reopen your sinus passages. Balloon Sinuplasty is safe, effective, and most insurances cover the cost of the procedure.
Personalized patient care with ENT South
If you are ready to move on with your life and stop suffering, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with ENT South. Together we can find the treatment plan that best fits your needs and has you living your life again.
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