There are a number of causes of sinus symptoms. It can be incredibly important to get to the bottom of the problem with sinus conditions as potentially life threatening condition can present the same symptoms as something far less dangerous. This is because of the proximity of the sinuses to the brain. In no particular order, here are some of the common causes of sinus problems:
9 Causes Of Sinus Pressure And Discomfort
This is very similar to sinusitis. The difference as I understand it is that where sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses, rhinitis is an inflammation in the nose. Both can occur together. I would say you’re lucky if you just get rhinitis as opposed to sinusitis.
Allergies such as those to various types of food (dairy is a big culprit), animal dander, pollen and other triggers can cause sinus conditions. The key is to learn and avoid your own triggers.
This is the main cause of sinusitis. It doesn’t have to be accompanied by viral conditions such as the flu, but it can be. In fact, my sinus problems began when doing a yoga shoulder stand when I had the flu.
Polyps are growths on the mucus membranes. They can cause blockages in the nasal passageways, affecting airflow and mucus drainage.
Your septum splits the two nasal passageways. If it is bent, it can create an obstruction, resulting in sinus problems.
You may be one of the unlucky ones and have a sinus or nasal abnormality. This may be in the shape of a deviated septum. A small percentage of the population are born with only one frontal sinus or none at all. You may also have abnormal eustachian tubes.
Fungus likes to grow in warm moist places, so it’s not surprise it can affect the sinuses.
Sinus Pressure Points are great for treating a lot of these conditions. If you have a deviated septum or other bone abnormalities, you will want to speak with your doctor. You can also try other ways to relieve sinus pressure like cranio sacral therapy. You can see that many causes of sinus problems won’t be cured by antibiotics and decongestants, which is what most doctors end up prescribing unfortunately.
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