Do your sinus symptoms hang on and on; headaches, sinus pain and pressure, and nasal congestion that won't go away?
You may be one of the estimated 37 million people suffering with chronic sinusitis each year.
It may start out as a cold, but if your symptoms drag on past 4 weeks, you might be struggling with a chronic sinus infection. Sinusitis is a painful condition resulting from swelling of the sinus membranes. This swelling can block the sinus passageways, preventing mucus from draining.
As mucus builds up in the sinus cavities, it stagnates, allowing organisms to grow and cause a sinus infection. The result is a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that can really make you miserable.
Among the most common symptoms are:
- Facial tenderness or swelling
- Pain and pressure around your eyes
- Tooth or ear pain
- Sinus pressure or pain
- Nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Nasal drainage
- Post nasal drip
- Irritated throat
- Bad breath
Traditionally, when prescription medication, nasal sprays and antibiotics failed to relieve chronic sinus infection symptoms, your only remaining option was an invasive, in-hospital sinus surgery with an uncomfortably long and inconvenient recovery. There is now a revolutionary approach to treating the underlying cause of sinus infections - balloon sinus dilation (balloon sinuplasty). It relieves your symptoms with a brief, minimally invasive in-office procedure that has long-lasting results.