Chronic Sinusitis = Sinus Disease
Definition: A persistence and/or frequent recurrence of acute sinusitis of one or more sinus cavities
There are 3 types of chronic sinusitis:
Type 1: A persistent low-grade infection with periodic flare-ups of acute sinusitis
Individuals are to some extent always uncomfortable
Type 2: recurrent or repeated sinus infections, 2 or more per year (acute sinusitis)
Symptoms that never seem to go away.
Type 3: chronic inflammation with little or no infection
Continual sinus symptoms (sinus headaches, congestion, excessive mucus, post-nasal drainage, bad breath, fatigue).
Underlying Cause of Chronic Sinusitis
The primary underlying cause of chronic sinusitis is a persistent or chronically inflamed mucous membrane. There are a number of factors that contribute to causing this inflammation, most of which can be reduced or eliminated.
A holistic medical approach is highly effective in treating chronic sinusitis chiefly because it addresses each of these causes, while also relieving the symptoms.
Symptoms of chronic & fungal sinusitis (more severe)
- Head and/or nasal congestion
- Post nasal drainage (clear or yellow/green)
- Muscle aching
- Diminished sense of smell
- Gastro intestinal symptoms (including indigestion and heartburn)
- Hopelessness, depression