Sinusitis is an infection and/or inflammation of one or more of the sinus cavities. The medical term, acute sinusitis, is used interchangeably with sinus infection. However, even though it is not always an infection, it is almost always treated with an antibiotic, often inappropriately. Chronic sinusitis is a persistence or reoccurrence of acute sinusitis.
Sinusitis and/or Sinus Infection Treatment:
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If you have more than one sinus infection in a year, have chronic sinusitis and recurring sinus symptoms, you too can cure your chronic condition, just like Dr. Ivker and thousands of others have done. Get educated: Dr. Ivker’s Sinus Survival On-line Kit. The tutorial series highlights the 10 elements to preventative sinus health to eliminate chronic sinusitis, future sinus infections, and the majority of recurring sinus symptoms, including most allergies and symptoms. The secret to this program is becoming educated on the contributing factors of your inflammation and to follow a road-map to treat the underlying causes which create your symptoms.
What Causes a Sinus Infection? Do I Have a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection is caused by inflammation of the para-nasal cavities caused by irritation of the mucous membrane. There are four pairs of nasal cavities. Inflammation, irritation and or infection can result in one or more nasal cavities. There are a number of factors that contribute to causing this inflammation, most of which can be reduced or eliminated, if you know how (Gold Member Tutorial Kit).
Irritants to the sinuses can be a multiple of varying factors. The chronic sinus sufferer usually has a list of inflammatory factors working against them.
The precursor to inflammation resulting in a sinus infection:
- Any inflammation of the sinuses (mucous membrane)
- Food Allergies causing inflammation
- Barometric pressure changes or temperature changes
- Candida overgrowth or fungal sinusitis
- The common cold
- Viruses, Bacteria
- Stress, Anger and Emotions
- Positive ions
- Cold Air, Dry Air
- Inflammatory foods & Caffeine
The Mucous Membrane is one continuous tissue extending from the tip of the nose to the smallest airway in the lungs. In a sense, it’s like Goretex, a strong protective shield. It allows you to breathe and it protects you from the elements. Because it connects all three parts of the respiratory tract, and when there is infection in the nose, it can easily affect the sinuses and lungs. That is why the common cold often results in a sinus infection, or in people with higher susceptibility, bronchitis or even an asthma attack.
1). Inflamed Mucous Membrane: When the mucous membrane becomes inflamed, the tiny ostia-sinus drainage ducts, connecting the sinus cavities to the back of the nose, which are the diameter of a pencil lead (2mm), get blocked. It doesn’t take much swelling to block these tubes.
2). First Sinus Symptoms: Some of your first symptoms can be a sinus headache, pain behind your cheeks and eyes, and nasal congestion. (Those who follow the Sinus Survival program are armed to take quick action when they feel these symptoms to reduce the inflammation, eliminate the symptoms and to return their sinuses back to optimal health before they get another sinus infection).
3). Additional Mucus Production: The sinuses then produce additional mucus which then create more sinus pressure and headaches.
4). Immobilized Cilia: The additional mucous can immobilize the cilia lining the mucous membrane (whose role is to flush pollutants and particles from the sinuses), obstructing normal sinus drainage and limit the exchange of oxygen from the nose to the lungs (making you feel tired and sluggish). Think of cilia as the cleaning crew of the mucus membrane who have millions of tiny hair-like strands waving back and forth to rinse the sinus and nose from unwanted pollens, particles and viruses.
A biofilm created by harmful bacteria creates dysfunction in the cilia which allow the infected mucus to become stagnant inside the para-nasal cavities creating a dirty and clogged mucous membrane which becomes more irritated, more swollen and infected (think of a cesspool) to present a list of symptoms as a result:
- Sinus Pain behind the eyes, cheek bones, teeth
- Sinus headache
- Post nasal drip
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion, the feeling of mucus being “stuck” and won’t drain
- Green nasal discharge, in the nose and draining down the back of the throat
- Sluggishness, tiredness, unrested sleep
- Possible fever
- Difficulty in recall, “my brain hurts”
- Joint pain, feeling achy
- Coughing due to post nasal drip (may become worse at night, especially when sleeping)
How to Eliminate a Sinus Infection Naturally
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Sinus Infection Cures – The Natural Holistic Remedy for the Recurring Sinus Sufferer
Dr. Ivker’s Sinus Survival On-line Kit
Additional Links of Interest:
- Why Antibiotics Don’t Work – there’s a better way
- Inflammatory and non-inflammatory foods for the sinus sufferer
Fungal Sinusitis – eliminating multiple infections