Sinusitis, the second most prevalent chronic health problem in the United States, affects up to 30 million people annually in the United States and results in healthcare costs of $3.4 billion each year. Although it is not a fatal disease, it can negatively impact quality of life.
Sinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the sinuses; four air-filled sacs near the nose and eyes. The sinuses are lined with mucus membranes that trap viruses, bacteria, and foreign material. When they become inflamed, the mucus can become thicker or thinner and cause pain in the face and even in the jaw. When sinuses are blocked with thick mucus, they can more easily become infected.
People are More Susceptible to Sinusitis if They Have:
- Nasal polyps
- Dental infections
- Autoimmune disease
- Gastric reflux
- Deviated septum
- Facial Trauma
Causes of sinusitis range from viral infections and allergies to environmental triggers. People with chronic sinusitis are often immunocompromised and display IgG, IgA, and/or antibody deficiencies.
Symptoms of Sinusitis Include:
- Low-grade fever
- Runny nose and nasal discharge
- Cough, particularly when it worsens at night
- Sinus pain and pressure
- Headache and swelling around the eyes
- Bad breath
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
In addition to sinus disorders, autoimmune disease is associated with several other ear, nose, and throat disorders. For example, myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections.
This causes problems with communication between the nerves and muscles that move the eyes and eyelids.
Veros Health Sinus Solutions
At Veros Health, our interdisciplinary approach gives you access to immunologists, ENTs, and other members of our team. Together, we will get to the root of the problem and provide a lifestyle plan that will address your immediate issues and help you to live a healthier life in the future.
Surgical treatment is a logical step for patients with chronic sinus infections. Our team specializes in issues affecting the sinus systems and can provide relief from causes such as thyroid disorders and sleep disorders. We also offer injectables like Botox and fillers to help you maintain your natural beauty; laser treatments for skin conditions; peels that will clear acne or other scars on your face.
Facial Reconstructive Surgery:
- Facial skin lesions and skin cancer
- Facial trauma and nasal deformities
- Facial paralysis
- Migraine headache surgery
Skin Care and Plastic Surgery:
- Surgical procedures including rhinoplasty, browlift, blepharoplasty, face and neck lift, chin augmentation
- Non-surgical procedures including injectables (Botox and fillers), laser treatments
- Medical skin care and peels