New Year, New You - Get to the bottom of your sinus issues in 2022

Sinus2.jpgSinus issues mean a LOT of different things. We know this. And it can seem easier to brush them off if you think that the only long-term solution involves painful, invasive surgery and a long recovery time. That’s not usually the case though. In the vast majority of cases, sinus issues are due to inflammation and congestion in the sinus cavities. So if you can find out why you’re congested in the first place, you can begin to address the underlying issue.

A common cause of sinus issues is allergies. While many people might assume that having allergies is something seasonal, they actually are an issue year-round depending on what you’re actually allergic to. Common allergens include pollens, dust, mold, dander, and even strong or heavy fragrances. If you’re having sinus issues along with allergy symptoms, it’s important that you get tested to find out exactly what’s causing the allergy response in your body.

Do you experience inflammation in your nasal passages that not only lasts for weeks but several months? If so, then you suffer from Chronic Sinusitis. The cause could be from a severe infection, or a physical blockage in the form of nasal polyps, a bone deformity, or even a narrowing of the openings of your sinuses. Your ENT can determine what’s causing Chronic Sinusitis and how best to treat it.

While there are cases where medications or surgery are required to clear up recurring sinus issues, there is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that has provided lasting relief for many patients. This treatment is Balloon Sinuplasty, and it can be performed in-office with full recovery in under a week. This procedure gently opens the sinus passages, allowing sinus cavities to drain naturally on their own. In other words, no sinus congestion.

Whatever your sinus issues may be, Dr. Ashford would like to help you make 2022 the year that you get to the bottom of your sinus issues. He is committed to not only diagnosing the underlying cause but also crafting a treatment plan that fits your individual needs. Give us a call!