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Sick and Tired of Chronic Sinusitis? Balloon Sinuplasty Can Help

 No one should have to suffer from chronic sinusitis. Some people are mildly masochistic and get a kick out of toughing out discomfort.  Little sleep, physical pain and even the common cold are fair game.  The problem is that if you try to show off your endurance the wrong way, say like during a sinus infection, it makes things worse.

The problem with not properly treating it is that it makes you susceptible to more.  Before you know it, you’re constantly slugging through chronic sinusitis.  Luckily there’s a convenient way to drastically improve your sinuses and it’s through a procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty. If you’re sick constantly with sinus infections then it’s worth looking in to balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis.

Going through the ringer

Millions of Americans suffer from sinusitis every year.  Your sinuses are the air-filled cavities behind your forehead, cheeks, and nose that regulate breathing, moisture and temperature.  Unfortunately they can get infected when they’re in poor health.

Sinusitis can be mistaken for a number of things and because it gets worse with time, it’s important to know what to look out for.  Symptoms include:

  • Congestion, coughing, sneezing
  • Excess nasal discharge
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Facial pressure
  • Headache
  • Toothache and bad breath

It’s obvious that sinusitis has a wide range of effects but letting it go unabated is far worse for you in the long run.

Sufferers of chronic sinusitis can be prone to additional, cumulative side effects including loss of sleep and concentration, facial deformation from the swelling and even damage to the nerves of the eyes!

It sounds horrible and it comes as no shock that people would resort to anything to get away from the constant discomfort.  Well, up until recently there was only one sure-fire surgical procedure to fall back on:  Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).

With FESS, blockages in the sinuses are cleared away using a flexible endoscope and surgical tools.  Being a traditional surgery puts a lot of people off and they may have turned to ineffective medications, never finding relief.

If “going under the knife” is what made you hesitate, worry no more!  Nothing is as convenient as balloon sinuplasty.

Using balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis

Using the same endoscope technology, balloon sinuplasty is a rather ingenious way to eliminating blockages in the sinuses.  Originally applied during angioplasty, a thin catheter with a balloon is fed into the area (formerly an artery) and then inflated.  In this case it’s your sinuses and a gentle nudge is all it takes to widen the area for proper drainage.

Right after this, saline is run through your sinus, flushing out everything.  The result is drastic and sudden with a notable difference in a few days.  That’s not even the best part though!

There’s no hospitals, no long recovery period, no scar tissue and no complex follow up medications to worry about.  Using a little ingenuity, the linings in your sinus aren’t damaged and everything gets opened up without any knives.

The time is now!

The symptoms of your sinus infection might be manageable but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t address them.  We’re not even talking about putting a Band-Aid on it either, you have to get down to the root of the problem unless you want it happening often and getting worse.

This is why it’s important to see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Doctor and ask about balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis.  This quick, easy fix will cover your bases and keep your sinus infections from snowballing.  It’s okay to be tough but it’s not okay to be careless.


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