Paranasal Sinus Disease and its Cure
Finally a lasting solution for paranasal sinus disease?
If you’ve been reviewing various pages within this website, you’re aware that my name is Mark Hawyes, and for years I suffered incredibly from sinus infections.
I spent a lot of time in my efforts to find a sinus infection medication that would truly provide me with lasting relief.
In this section, I’d like to describe for you the relationship between inflammatory paranasal sinus disease and its symptoms.
I will also talk specifically about how these symptoms attack a person relative to his age.
Paranasal Sinus Disease Development
It’s necessary to understand how tiny the basic structures of the paranasal sinuses really are. The word “sinus” comes from a Latin word meaning fold or pocket.
Paranasal sinuses actually are little air cells folded into the structure of the face and head.
These cells begin developing before a person is born; air pockets burrow through the bones that are beginning to form facial and cranial structure and continue this process throughout the growing years. So we are talking about structures that are measured in millimeters.
Considering the marvel that describes human anatomy, what purposes do sinuses serve? Biologists have speculated that these air pockets lessen the weight of our bones, making it easier for us to hold our heads upright and move them about.
They affect our voice tones, and they allow for a cushion of air to protect the face from trauma. They also protect parts of the face—such as the eyes, anatomy of the ears, dentition—from sudden variations in temperature. And they provide heat and moisture to the air we breathe in.
All these air cells are joined by bony openings called ostia, and the bony channel that guides the flow of drainage is referred to as the ostiomeatal complex. It is in this channel that most blockages occur, resulting in sinus disease.
During the years of development, there are some anatomical variations that make us more or less susceptible to sinus problems.
Septal deviation is the most common variation in ostiomeatal development, and it refers to unevenness of the bony and cartilage tissues that separate the nasal passages.
Another variation involves the slender structures that reach from the nose and into the sinuses to direct airflow, called turbinates or concha. These, too, can develop unevenly so that one side is less open than the other. This unevenness can distort the entire ostiomeatal complex, making an individual more susceptible to blockage of drainage.
The development of this complex peaks during the adolescent years. For that reason, you would expect that most sinus conditions make themselves known in a person at some point during those early teenage years.
Recent Studies about Paranasal Sinus Disease
Recent studies evaluated findings in patient groups that were divided by age.
The first group of patients, age 39 and younger, complained primarily of facial pain, nasal discharge, and allergies.
The second group-comprised patients aged 40 through 59 years of age, and their primary physical symptom related to environmental allergies.
The third group included senior citizens aged 60 through 86 years. This third group did not complain of facial pain or nasal discharge, but they were highly susceptible to a distorted sense of smell, also known as olfactory disorders.
Among all three groups, there was no significant difference in the amount of psychiatric factors. This proved that psychosomatic symptoms or hypochondriac behavior did not play a role in the presence of these patients’ sinus disorders. Of all patients, polyps were more common in the two older groups but their diagnosis did not affect surgery outcomes.
Research was concluded after all these patients had surgery. Doctors discovered that the older patients were most satisfied with nasal drainage after surgery, and the younger patients reported improved olfactory function.
This study showed, then, that the least significant complaint for both the youngest and oldest age groups was the most improved symptom after surgery. In other words, the younger people complained of nasal discharge and facial pain, but surgery helped their sense of smell. The older patients complained of distortions in the sense of smell, but surgery improved their nasal discharge. What would you deduce from that?
Conclusions on Paranasal Sinus Disease Treatment
What I suggest based on this evidence, as well as my many years of trial and error with an entire spectrum of touted sinus remedies, is that there is, indeed, a better way. This research suggests that surgery does not necessarily relieve the symptoms that first drive you to a doctor.
These statistics also show that for the youngest age groups, nasal discharge and facial pain related to sinus infection become a primary concern.
Nasal discharge points to paranasal sinus disease caused by improper drainage, and this can lead to ear infections, lung infections, and an entire variety of disorders as noted elsewhere within this website.
And so I also suggest that you participate in the free sinus wellness mini course that I am able to offer you.
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