Let It Flow: The Benefits of Sinus Surgery

Let It Flow: The Benefits of Sinus Surgery

Benefits of Sinus Surgery
Chronic sinusitis, also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, is a common condition that affects over 11 million Americans. A condition that causes mucus build up and interferes with drainage, chronic sinusitis can be caused by an infection, allergies, facial trauma, a deviated nasal septum, and even nasal polyps. When a patient suffers with chronic sinusitis, it can be difficult to breath and this often leads to a decrease in sleep quality and can be taxing on a person’s immune system. This is why in certain cases, when a patient experiences chronic sinusitis that lasts over 2 months, their doctor may suggest sinus surgery as a treatment option to help heal the sinus mucosa and restore drainage.

If sinus surgery was recently recommended to you and you are finding the whole ordeal daunting, know that you are not alone. Nobody likes to hear the word ‘surgery’, but sinus surgery is an effective way to correct chronic cases of sinusitis once all of the medically-directed approaches have been exhausted.

To help calm your nerves about this potential ordeal, read on to learn more about some of the benefits of sinus surgery.

• Sinus surgery should help reduce the symptoms of sinusitis that plague you daily! When you treat your chronic sinusitis, it can help with the symptoms that are associated with this condition, such as fatigue, bad breath, headaches, nasal congestion, tooth pain, coughing, ear pain, and facial pain/pressure.
• Get better sleep! Many patients with chronic sinusitis suffer from poor sleep quality because they have a hard time breathing. We all know that we can’t be are best selves when we don’t get the sleep we need. Lack of sleep lowers your immunity, and can lower your quality of life.
• With better sleep and less draining symptoms (literally) your quality of life can improve significantly. With the improvement of symptoms and better sleep, many find that there is a significant improvement in their quality of life. Now they are less irritable, and are able to be more productive in their daily lives.
• Having sinus surgery to correct chronic sinusitis is an economical decision, one that can help save you money in the long run. It is much more cost effective to have the surgery done, rather than spending money on years of medical strategies that are not working for you.
• While sinus surgery will not prevent you from ever experiencing a sinus infection again, now that your sinus pathways are widened, you can administer medications when you are feeling ill much more effectively now. Your sinuses are now easier to treat, allowing you to feel better sooner.

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