Why Your Sinuses Can Cause You Problems & Issues

By DetroitSinusCenter Jan 19, 2017

At Detroit Sinus Center, we proudly provide the highest quality sinusitis treatment and care to the residents of Southfield, Allen Park, Dearborn and the greater Detroit metropolitan area. The dedicated team of ENT specialists working at our Allen Park and Southfield sinus centers are committed to helping each patient we serve achieve optimal sinus health.

Many people are surprised to learn that their sinuses can affect their overall health and well-being. The sinuses are an interconnected system of hollow cavities throughout your skull – some of these cavities are bigger than others with the largest being about one inch across. Your sinuses play a key role in helping you breathe and smell.

Sinusitis – A Common Problem That Affects Many

Sinusitis is a common condition that affects more than 35 million Americans each year. Sinusitis is the swelling or inflammation of the tissue that line the sinuses. Normally, your sinuses fill with air but if you have sinusitis, the tissue that lines your sinuses become inflamed and swollen. This leads to your sinus cavities becoming blocked, which can cause fungi, fluid, bacteria and viruses to accumulate, causing an infection.

If you have chronic sinusitis, you may find it very difficult to breathe through your nose. The area around your eyes, cheeks or nose may be tender and feel swollen. You may also experience:

  • A loss of smell
  • Bad breath
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • A lack of energy
  • Nasal congestion and/or discharge
  • An irritated throat
  • Postnasal drip

What Causes Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis can be caused by several things, including:

  • An infection
  • Nasal polyps
  • A deviated septum
  • An allergic reaction
  • Facial trauma
  • Complications caused by a medical condition

Getting the Help You Need

We offer several medical therapy treatments available for sinus issues designed to alleviate your pain and suffering including:

  • Nasal steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Decongestant nasal drops

For patients suffering from chronic or recurring sinusitis, we provide some advanced treatment options including:

Balloon sinus dilation – A minimally invasive office procedure that expands your sinus openings and repairs drainage problems.

Endoscopic sinus surgery – A surgical procedure that removes blockages in the sinuses for pain relief and improved breathing.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Pinnock and the staff at Detroit Sinus Center strive to help each patient we serve obtain good sinus health. If you are looking for Southfield, Dearborn or Allen Park sinusitis treatment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today. We are proud of our comfortable and warm office environment we’ve created to make all our patients feel right at home! We look forward to seeing you soon and providing you with the sinus care you need.

 


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