Understanding Chronic Sinusitis

by admin on December 11, 2017

Most people are familiar with the symptoms of sinusitis: pressure in the face, headaches, and stuffiness in the nose. Those who are most familiar with these unpleasant symptoms may be suffering from chronic sinusitis, or repeated episodes of inflammation in the sinus cavities.

Today, endoscopic surgery helps relieve chronic sinusitis more effectively than earlier surgeries could. Patients who most often need surgery tend to have chronic sinus inflammation caused by one or more of a number of factors, including:

1. Infections of the respiratory tract, including colds, bacterial infections, and fungal growths.
2. Allergies or allergic reactions.
3. Face trauma that damages the sinuses or surrounding structures.
4. A deviated nasal septum.
5. Nasal polyps (nasal tumors).

These conditions cause sinusitis by stimulating inflammation in the sinus cavities. Surgery to correct the inflammation drains the sinus cavity to remove the cause of chronic inflammation. Now that robotic technologies are available, most patients enjoy quick relief of their symptoms following the procedure.

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