Ten Signs You May Need Balloon Sinuplasty

There are many reasons why someone may need to consider Balloon Sinuplasty as a way of increasing their overall quality of life. Here are the top ten!

 

Sniffles

Constant sniffing and snuffling is a sign that you may be suffering from one of the most common symptoms if chronic sinusitis: clogged sinuses. If this symptom persists after you’ve suffered from one of the common causes like a cold or seasonal allergy, you may have chronic sinusitis severe enough to warrant Balloon Sinuplasty surgery.

 

Runny Nose

Again, a constantly running nose that doesn’t respond to usual treatment plans and persists for 8 weeks or more is a sure sign of chronic sinusitis and should be treated accordingly.

 

Congestion

Although we often associate symptoms like runny noses and the sniffles as signs of congestion, you can suffer from severe congestion without experiencing these symptoms. If your congestion isn’t responding to the usual treatment techniques, it may to time to talk to an ENT specialist.

 

Headaches

Severe congestion like the one associated with chronic sinusitis will often result in excess pressure to the inside of the face and eyes, causing head pain that can range from mild to severe.

 

Fatigue

Chronic sinusitis makes breathing difficult, something that becomes even more difficult to do when lying down. The severe congestion from chronic sinusitis can result in sleep apnea and a deficiency of oxygen in the blood, both of which contribute to a loss of sleep and overall fatigue.

 

Snorting

The more extreme cousin of sniffling, snorting can impact the sinuses further and increase the already uncomfortable pressure.

 

Red eyes

Pain and pressure resulting from blocked sinuses have the added detriment of excess pressure on the eyes and tear ducts, making them constantly red, watery and irritated.

 

Difficulty Exercising

Because blocked sinuses limit the amount of oxygen you are able to take in at a time, those suffering from chronic sinusitis can find it difficult to take the deep breaths needed when exercising normally.

 

Trouble Smelling

Clogged sinuses actually stop scent particles from reaching the part of our olfactory sensors that process them, making it difficult for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis to distinguish different smells.

 

Trouble Tasting Food

These olfactory sensors are also how we process about 85% of the taste of our foods. When it becomes difficult to smell anything, our ability to taste foods will also suffer.

 

If you or a loved one is suffering from one or a number of these symptoms, consider contacting our team of ENT specialists to see if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you.

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