The Sinusitis-Asthma Connection

The Sinusitis-Asthma Connection

Dealing with asthma and sinusitis? You’re not alone. Up to half of the people who experience moderate to severe asthma also suffer from chronic sinus infections, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Because one condition can aggravate the other (sinusitis has been linked with severe asthma cases), it’s important to understand the Sinusitis-Asthma Connection so you can get back to your daily life as soon as possible. And as a bonus, treating symptoms of one condition can sometimes benefit the other.

The Sinusitis-Asthma Connection

Those with both conditions tend to share a few health issues.

  • They can have more intense asthma attacks.
  • They may have worse asthma symptoms as a whole.
  • They tend to experience disrupted sleep more often.

If this applies to you, then be aware of these common sinus aggravators, so you can know when you might need to take action to protect your health.

  • Colds and viral infections
  • Dry, cold air
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Allergens in the air

Those with sinusitis – and asthma, too –  have plenty of treatment options available. For sinusitis alone, those options can range from pain medication to antibiotics to at-home natural remedies to surgery (only for severe cases). To find out which treatment options are best for you, just call our office anytime.

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/sinusitis-and-asthma
http://asthma.about.com/b/2010/03/04/sinusitis-asthma-2.htm

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