Problems With Chronic Sinusitis Treatments
Chronic sinus congestion is one of the most common and debilitating chronic health issues and nearly 1 in every 3 people suffer from it, to some degree, at some stage of their life. With problems like these there is not a good solution in pill-form.
Taking more antibiotics can help the symptoms go away temporarily, but this approach can cause more sinus problems for you long term, and the nasal sprays you get at your doctors are also a band aid approach without working on the root causes of symptoms. The other problem with these approaches is that often there is a fungal component to sinus issues which nasal steroids and pill antibiotics worsen, keeping the vicious cycle going!
The rates of these problems are probably higher than they were 100 years ago, largely due to lifestyle factors and our environment (such as air pollution, inflammatory diets, chronic stress effects on the mucosal immune system and sedentary lifestyles).
What is Happening In There?
What happens is the mucus membranes inside the sinuses get chronically inflamed, they make more mucus over time and cause a constant dripping in the back of throat. This causes the sinuses to become more reactive and predisposed to getting infections in there, as well as heightening sensitivity to dust, pollution, pollen mold and even foods! Once this process ramps up over months and years, you can suffer with feeling irritable, having headaches and lack of energy as well as having sinus pain or discomfort.
The first step to healing and relieving sinus pressure is helping to reduce inflammation in there! Starting a daily gentle nasal irrigation with a salt based neti pot is a very good way to start. It is cheap, simple and easy and requires just a few minutes a day. Consistency is key to getting the benefits of this practice, doing it every day is really important, and it may take a month before you start noticing a difference but it will start to help! After this habit becomes part of your routine, it will be just like brushing your teeth, semi-automatic!
Foods and Inflammatory Lifestyle Factors
The next step is tackling foods and inflammatory lifestyle factors that can drive the vicious cycle of inflammation in the sinuses. To do this takes time and most people need good guidance. I’ve created a step by step program to help you to do this and made it easy to do so you can start healing your sinuses now! Just click here to try my program http://ow.ly/GjXjb
YOU CAN overcome the health issues that are holding you back from the freedom of feeling amazing every day.
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