Symptoms of Sinusitis
Your nose is congested and you have difficulty breathing. Thick mucus irritates the back of your throat. You experience headaches from intense pressure in the sinus area and even your teeth begin to hurt. You feel tired and irritable, and you begin to lose your sense of smell and taste.
The allergy or cold medicines you take to relieve your symptoms don’t seem to be helping… If you experience these symptoms for more than three months, you may have chronic sinusitis.
Chronic Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining, most commonly caused by structural issues such as blockage of the sinus opening, or bacterial, viral and/or microbial infections, lasting three months or more. If the sinus opening is closed or blocked, normal mucus drainage might not occur. Sinusitis, if left untreated, may lead to infection and inflammation of the sinuses.
What is Balloon Sinusplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic, catheter-based surgical procedure option for patients suffering from chronic blocked nasal sinuses (chronic sinusitis) that have not found relief through traditional medications. The procedure uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to enlarge the sinus passageway with the goal of restoring normal sinus drainage without damaging the sinus lining.
Balloon Sinusplasty Technology is a safe and minimally evasive system used as a tool by surgeons when treating chronic sinusitis. Doctors thread a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. They then inflate the balloon just enough to open the passageway. The sinuses are opened in the same way that doctors open up blocked arteries during a balloon angioplasty. Tens of thousands of patients have experienced the benefits of the Balloon Sinuplasty system as a treatment option for chronic sinusitis.
For additional information, please visit: Centric Health Surgical – Balloon Sinusplasty
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