By DetroitSinusCenter Nov 17, 2017
As the cold air of fall begins to settle in and we start to stay inside a bit more, the chances of catching a cold and allergies flaring up increases, and so does the chance of getting a sinus infection. While you may be tempted to stop your regular exercise routine, is it the best choice? Your Southfield and Allen Park sinus specialists at Detroit Sinus Center have some tips for those who want to keep up your physical activity even with a sinus infection.
A sinus infection, medically known as rhinosinusitis, occurs when your ordinarily air-filled sinuses become filled and blocked with fluid, and your nasal cavities become infected, swollen and inflamed. The infection can be triggered by a virus, like the common cold, or it can be a result of allergies or polyps. Because of the fluid-filled passages, it is easy for bacteria to form and cause the infection.
Some of the most common symptoms of a sinus infection include:
While exercising is a highly recommended activity for improving your health, care should be taken if trying certain types of exercises if you have a sinus infection.
While you may need to take a short break from your weightlifting or running routines, many forms of moderate exercise can be beneficial to continue or start if you are experiencing a sinus infection. Some of the best choices are taking a brisk walk or a light bike ride. Try to avoid any activities where you have to lower your head, which will only increase the pressure on your sinus cavities. Here’s how these moderate exercises can help you:
See your sinus specialists at our Southfield or Allen Park locations if you believe you may have a sinus infection. A medical exam from one of our sinus specialists can diagnose your type of infection and prescribe the necessary treatments. With three convenient locations in Detroit, Allen Park, and Southfield, you are sure to find a Detroit Sinus Center office near you. We welcome new patients and look forward to your visit — call us to schedule an appointment!