Winter Magic and Your Sinuses
Winter is truly a magical time of year which brings to mind fresh falling snow and hot chocolate in front of a cozy fire. Unfortunately, the combination of winter and sinuses means it is also cold and flu season. Cold symptoms such as congestion and fatigue can get anyone down, but how can you tell if it’s something more serious? The common cold and chronic sinusitis can share similar symptoms. These symptoms include coughing, sneezing, headaches and loss of sense of smell. A simple test can tell you whether you’re dealing with a cold or chronic sinusitis.
If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis, Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe, out-patient alternative to invasive surgery that can make you feel like yourself again. Balloon Sinuplasty opens your nasal passages using a small, non-latex balloon. This opening will allow for drainage of mucus and help you breathe easier. You may be thinking that a sinus procedure is a drastic step, however, Balloon Sinuplasty is quick and almost entirely pain-free. Typical recovery time is less than 24 hours, and patients have reported a marked improvement in quality of life.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, Balloon Sinuplasty can offer a permanent solution to chronic sinusitis. So this winter, don’t let chronic sinusitis affect your ability to live life to the fullest. If you’re ready to breathe deeply and enjoy the great outdoors again, give us a call today.