SINUSITIS: DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
Chronic or recurring sinus conditions are among the most common of all medical problems. They are estimated to affect at least 40 million Americans annually, and nowhere more frequently than right here in our own backyard. Life in the Pacific Northwest provides year-round exposure to sources of sinus irritants.
There are several different symptoms that may point to sinus infection
Major symptoms include:
- Facial pain and pressure
- Discolored nasal drainage
- Nasal airway obstruction
Secondary symptoms are still strong enough to affect your daily quality of life. These symptoms may consist of one or more of the following:
- Decreased sense of smell or taste
- Ear clearing problems
- Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
- Recurring pneumonia
- Worsened bronchitis or asthma
- Bad breath
Many people find that their pattern of sinus difficulties increases as they age. If you’re one of the many individuals who continually suffers from the chronic pain, infections, nasal congestion or drainage issues caused by sinus disease, it’s time to turn the page and come visit the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) team at Northwest Face & Body.
During your initial consultation, one of our highly qualified ENT doctors will give you an accurate and in-depth diagnosis. We can then recommend specific therapeutic modalities to effectively treat your sinus problems.
THE LATEST IN SINUS SURGERY AND THERAPY
The underlying cause for virtually all problems with the sinuses is one of obstruction. The goal of sinus therapy, whether through medication or surgical intervention, is to restore normal and effective ventilation and drainage of the sinuses. Once adequate ventilation has been re-established, problems related to the sinuses generally disappear on a permanent basis.
Your ENT doctor will determine the best way to restore full ventilation to the sinuses, which will lead to the elimination of your sinus problems.
At Northwest Face & Body, the goal of endoscopic sinus surgery is to completely and permanently resolve symptoms by surgically reversing the obstruction. The endoscopic process allows for us to accomplish this with minimal discomfort and downtime. After sinus surgery, you’ll experience a significant decrease or elimination of the need for medication.
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEPS?
Contact our team at Northwest Face & Body to schedule your sinusitis consultation today.
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