Sinus Yeast Infection - Cause and Effect
Is your suffering related to a sinus yeast infection?
If you’re like me, just the thought of another sinus infection fills you full of dread.
The congestion, the fatigue, and the headaches are so awful that you just want nothing more than for the problems to go away but they always come back.
Or at least they used to. I’ve found a method for ending my bouts of sinusitis. But before I could find the answers, I had to figure out what was at the root of these recurring infections.
Why was I miserable so often? Why didn’t conventional treatments seem to do any good?
Part of the problem may stem from the reality that until recently many physicians didn’t understand one of the most potentially common causes of sinusitis: a nasty yeast known as Candida.
Now I say “potentially” because the verdict is still out on this cause. However, research conducted by Mayo Clinic does support this idea.
The Sinus Yeast Infection behind the Problem
Candida is actually the term for a family of different types of yeast organisms. Most of them are fairly harmless and many are necessary parts of our good health, including several varieties that live in the gut.
However, some types of Candida are known as opportunistic pathogens. What this means is that the yeast waits for an opportunity to invade your body and do harm.
When this occurs, you are said to be suffering from Candidiasis.
Now Candidiasis is not some new discovery. We’ve all heard of female yeast infections and some of you may have even suffered from thrush, which is an oral yeast infection.
Both of these are examples of Candidiasis. Only recently, however, has the medical community begun exploring whether or not a similar problem may be the cause for so many people’s recurring and chronic bouts of sinusitis.
Sinus Yeast Infection - The Mayo Clinic Research
Since 1999, the Mayo Clinic has been conducting research on the origin of sinus yeast infection. The results they have found seem to suggest some type of fungus (yeast is, of course, one variety of fungus) may be the culprit.
What seems to be happening is the opportunistic yeast enters our mucus membranes that line our sinus cavities, as well as other parts of our body.
Once inside, the yeast’s presence stimulates the immune system to begin attacking it with T-Lymphocytes, a type of cell used to eliminate foreign invaders in our bodies.
This attack causes a set of autoimmune responses in those membranes leading to inflammation; as a result you’re going to have swelling of those membranes and overproduction of mucus.
The consequences, of course, are the symptoms associated with a sinus infection: congestion, pressure, and pain.
Sinus Yeast Infection - Why This Matters
When I first heard that sinus infections might be caused by a fungus, I was only excited for a couple of minutes before I started thinking: What does it matter what causes them? I just want to know how to get rid of them.
Then I started thinking about the treatment methods my doctors had all been using over the years when I was suffering from a serious sinus infection.
They prescribed antibiotics for me. While most of us have become accustomed to receiving antibiotics for any cough or sneeze, the reality is they only actually work against bacteria.
If you have strep throat, for example, take some antibiotics and you’ll get better because a type of bacteria causes that. Antibiotics don’t work against viruses and they definitely don’t work against fungi. And that’s when the picture became clearer.
The reason this research matters so much is that I found out what I always wondered: Why weren’t the treatments working? The answer is they couldn’t work because they were targeting something that was probably not the cause in the first place.
If a sinus yeast infection is the culprit behind at least some of your or your loved one’s chronic sinus infections, you’ve got to realize that your doctor’s current plan of treatment probably won’t do you much good.
And if you try to discuss the matter with your physician, he or she may or may not agree with you that the possibility should be looked into.
Right now, a sinus yeast infection as origin of your sinusitis is a pretty new idea and one that hasn’t gotten the full support of all doctors just yet.
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