Only a person who has suffered with sinusitis understands the pain ─ and frustration.
Sinusitis can rob the sense of smell and taste. It may make a simple breath of air hard and can throb as a headache. It may jab as an ice pick and may squeeze like a vice. It can make you tired. It can annoy with blockage and snoring (and even chapped lips from mouth breathing).
In the United States, over 30 million adults suffer from sinusitis. With 1 in 8 adults affected, the condition is more common than heart disease.1
On a good day, sinusitis diminishes life.
On a bad day, it disrupts it.
Sinusitis is an exhausting condition that can have a challenging path to relief. Sometimes, it's misdiagnosed and treated with antibiotics that don't address the underlying condition, inflammation. Or it becomes an endless combination of allergy tests, steroid nasal sprays, oral steroids and nasal irrigation. And, sufferers commonly hear horror stories about largely outdated surgical techniques like removal of gauze packing and long recovery periods, which can discourage seeking other treatments.
Because of this, sinusitis sufferers often spend years or decades enduring the condition, and learn to accept it as normal. Sometimes symptoms associated with sinusitis can cause decreased ability to smell, taste, travel easily, work productively, sleep soundly and enjoy free time and can become a regular way of life.
They often don't realize what they're missing ─ or that treatment options have improved, and there may be new alternatives.
Sinusitis: an Overlooked Problem for Sufferers
Ironically, despite chronic sinusitis being extremely common, it’s severely under-diagnosed.2
Even those who don’t suffer from chronic sinusitis feel its impact. In fact:
- Chronic sinusitis costs the United States $8.6 billion per year.3
- Chronic sinusitis generates 73 million days of restricted activity or lost work.4
- 38% of CRS patients have a loss of work productivity.5
We Understand Sinusitis...and We're Here to Help
Fortunately, there are new sinusitis treatment options and advances. If you or someone you care about suffers from sinusitis, this site may help you breathe easier about finding a treatment that is right for you. The purpose of the site is to help create awareness about sinusitis and treatment options for the disease. We hope you find it helpful. Please note that information contained on this site is not medical advice. It should not be used as a substitute for speaking with your physician. Always talk with your physician about diagnosis and treatment information.
- National Health Interview Survey 2012
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Kelton Research, April 2011.
- Halawi AM, et al. Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Epidemiology and Cost. Allergy Asthma Proc, 2013; 34:328 –334.
- U.S. Pharm. 2012; 37(7):27-30.
- Stankiewicz J, et al. Impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on work productivity through one-year follow-up after balloon