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Archive Of The Category "Sinusitis"


Surfers Sinusitis

April 16, 2016

Can Nasal Sprays Make You Prone To Sinus Infections?

February 26, 2013


sinus infectionQuick Fixes: Too Good to be True.

While traveling in South America, I landed in Lima, Peru where I picked up the worst sinus infection I’ve had in a decade. Initially, it...Read More

Are Antibiotics Right for You?

October 10, 2011

Sinus Infections and Antibiotics

The word antibiotic literally means “against life.” Anti meaning against and bios meaning life. As you may already know, antibiotics are antibacterial yet they are often prescribed for sinus infections which tend to be viral. Even in cases where the infection is bacterial, a 2007 study in the JAMA revealed that antibiotics were no more effective than a placebo.

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Your Sinuses, Cigarettes & Secondhand Smoke

August 1, 2011

The Connection Between Sinusitis & Smoke

If you or your loved one smoke cigarettes or other substances, it may be difficult to have healthy sinuses.  Although cigarette smoke has the worst impact on your sinuses, cigars, pipes, campfire smoke, marijuana and cocaine are also harmful to our mucous membranes.

If you wonder what smoke does to your sinuses, take a look at the end of a used cigarette...Read More

The Ozone, Climate Change, Pollen Connection

July 25, 2011

The Link Between Climate Change and Pollen

Climate change is being linked to longer pollen seasons nationwide. It is not your imagination that allergy season has lengthened in the last few years. Researchers have reported a connection between global warming and the ragweed season increasing in North America that may be affecting millions of allergy suffers.

According to a study of 20 researchers published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ragweed season...Read More

Stress, Sinuses and Your Immune System

July 18, 2011

The Stress and Sinus Immune Connection

Emotional stress is probably the single most important factor in determining whether you will experience chronic sinus problems, sinus infections or sinusitis. Why you might ask?  Stress lowers our body’s immune response, or can make our immune system hyperactive (so that it over-reacts to environmental or internal stimulus). Consequently, we have a weakened defense against pathogens and infections.

Do you ever wonder why you are more prone to congested...Read More

Indoor Air Pollution and 10 Tips For Healthy Sinuses

July 11, 2011

Indoor Air Pollution Affects Sinus Health

Indoor air pollution is caused from a combination of poor ventilation, outdoor pollutants and humidity. Homes and commercial buildings today don’t breathe easily and can suffer from off-gassing vapors being trapped inside. According to the EPA, Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough...Read More

Air Pollution and Sinus Health

July 5, 2011

Pollution and Chronic Sinus Problems

Where you live can have a significant impact on your sinus health. Whether the city you live in has good or poor air quality can make all the difference in the world to your breathing, lung and sinus health and countless other issues.

When air quality drops due to pollution, sinus problems increase. People often experience an increase in congestion, sinus pain, allergy symptoms, sinus headaches, sinusitis and other chronic sinus problems. What are the main culprits...Read More

Are Your Sinuses Sick?

June 28, 2011

What Can Cause Chronic Sinus Problems?

Do you know that more than 37 million people in the United States suffer from sinusitis or chronic sinus problems every year? What makes your sinuses sick? It would be helpful to know, so you can be proactive in maintaining healthy sinuses. Since sinus health affects your overall quality of life, we’ve created a multi-week blog series on what makes your sinuses sick and the available holistic remedies that can help chronic sinus suffers. This week we are starting...Read More

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