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How chronic sinusitis affects quality of life and the role of sinus surgery
Breathing is fundamental and usually automatic. If you’re doing it right, you don’t notice it. If your breathing goes wrong, though, you realize it pretty quickly. It may cause discomfort, disrupt sleep, and…
Nasal polyps: When a doctor may recommend to have them removed
Nasal polyps can seriously affect the quality of your day-to-day life. Sufferers of sinus conditions experience a wide variety of problems with breathing (both during the day and while asleep—sleep apnea can seriously…
Sinuses: What are they and what do they do?
There are a variety of issues that can affect our sinuses, and for most people, the only time we really become aware of the sinuses are when they are acting up. It may never have occurred to you to ask: What, exactly, are your sinuses…
Preparing for your ENT appointment
If your primary care physician has referred you to an Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) doctor for further treatment of your sinus condition, there are things you can do to prepare for the appointment. If it’s your first time visiting an ENT…
An overview of nasal rinses and sprays
When sinus conditions occur, there are different topical treatments, or therapies that can be applied directly to the affected area of the nose. Some of the most common are corticosteroid nasal sprays, saline nasal sprays…
Sinusitis and sleep: The connection between sinusitis, snoring, and loss of sleep
Many sinusitis sufferers go through their waking life struggling to breathe through their noses. The congestion and swelling in the nasal passages and…
Do I have chronic sinusitis?
Sinusitis is when the tissue in the sinus cavities is swollen or inflamed. It can be caused by a few conditions. The most common is a viral infection, such as a cold, that does not go away. Bacteria,…
Why might my sinus infection be worse at night?
We’ve all experienced sinus symptoms that we think are getting better, then when we go to bed all of a sudden our throats hurt, we can’t stop sniffling, and we can’t breathe well again. This is infuriating, it can make it feel…
Understanding a CT scan
When a doctor is diagnosing a sinus problem, one of the most powerful tools available is a CT scan. A CT scan takes images of an area of the body at different cross-sections. It’s also known as a CAT scan; the two terms refer to the same procedure…

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