If you have difficulty breathing properly because of chronic sinus problems, we may recommend medical treatment, or surgery to correct the problem. Sinus-related disorders can interfere with your quality of life and make it difficult to fully engage in the activities you enjoy. Research shows that more than 40 million people are affected by sinus disorders every year and it is actually a common medical problem. If you are experiencing symptoms of sinusitis, schedule an appointment with the physicians at Northwest Face & Body for treatment recommendations.

Common Causes of Sinus Problems

Some people are genetically predisposed to developing sinus problems, but toxins in the environment can also play a role in developing infections or blockages in the sinuses. Some of the common causes of sinus problems include:

  • Family history:
    If your parents suffered from sinusitis, there is a good chance that you will also experience sinus problems because of your facial anatomy or inherited sensitivities to the environment.
  • Infections:
    Some people are at a higher risk of developing infections than others and may experience recurring sinus infections with age
  • Environmental factors:
    Toxins in the environment can affect the sinuses and may cause inflammation. Smoke, exposure to irritants, and toxins circulating in the home or office space can contribute to sinus problems.

Treatment Options for Sinus Problems

We can put together a customized treatment plan using various modalities and therapies based on the degree of sinusitis you are experiencing. Reducing exposure to irritants in the environment is often a necessary first step.

Possible effective treatment options include:

  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Nasal sprays
  • Decongestants
  • Turbinate injections
  • Steroids
  • Endoscopic surgery

Surgery is often a highly effective solution for those who have been dealing with sinus problems for some time and aren’t getting the results they need from naturopathic treatments or medical therapies. Sprays, injections, medications, and other treatments may not be effective in the long-term. Surgery provides a high success rate and can eliminate or reduce the need to take any type of medication to manage symptoms.

If you are suffering from sinus problems and want to learn more about treatment options, schedule your appointment with Northwest Face & Body today.