Learn about Chronic Sinusitis
For many decades health care providers believed that most cases of sinusitis in its chronic form were the result of persistent infection.
Today, most health experts believe that Chronic Sinusitis (CS) is not an infectious disease (like acute sinusitis) but rather a malfunction of the immune system (immune deficiency disorder). About 16-20% of the population are likely to suffer from this disease due to a genetic T-Cell abnormality that makes them predisposed to mold sensitivity.
There is a further consensus developing that the immune malfunction is caused by fungal antigens. That consensus is supported by the 1999 Mayo Clinic Study that shows a causal link between mold inhalation and Chronic Sinusitis. This concept is reinforced by the fact that the traditional therapy for CS of prolonged antibiotics and allergy immunotherapy do not cure the majority of cases of Chronic Sinusitis.
How Chronic Sinusitis develops:
- You breathe airborne particles (mainly mold), which cause an allergic reaction.
- This reaction causes small pits to form in the lining membranes of the sinuses.
- These pits trap mucous so that the mucous cannot drain.
- The stagnant mucous gets infected which causes nasal polyps and thickening of the lining, which obstructs the outflow of mucous.
- The polyps cause more infection.
- The infection causes more polyps.
- This causes a vicious cycle that is self-perpetuating.
When you get rid of mold in the air you breathe you can get rid of the mold in your nose. This allows blocked sinuses to drain and you are able to get long-term relief.
Other aggravating factors that contribute to the onset of CS include:
- - Anatomic deformities of the nose and sinuses such as a deviated septum
- - Malfunctions of the flow of mucus
- - Endocrine disorders such as thyroid disease and diabetes
- - Reduced immunity
- - Medication effects
- - Chemical irritation of the nasal lining
- - Previous surgery
Sufferers of this condition commonly have nasal polyps; however, they do not occur in every case. Nasal polyps are grape-like growths on the sinus membranes that protrude into the sinuses or into the nasal passages. Polyps make it even more difficult for the sinuses to drain and for air to pass through the nose.
Diseases that often accompany Chronic Sinusitis:
- - Asthma
- - Primary immune deficiency disease
- - HIV infection
- - Cystic fibrosis
- - Candidsasis
- ChronicSinusitis can be lessened with natural irrigation. A saline nasal wash when combined with a CitriDrops (botanical extract) is effective in relieving symptoms. It cleans the mold from the sinus passages and reduces the inflammation.
- Strengthen your immune system with nutritional supplementation.
- If you sinusitis is moderate, use CitriDrops Nasal Spray designed for mold neutralization.
- If the sinusitis is severe, it is better to consult a health care professional for treatment. Your treatment may require a steroid based nasal spray to gain relief.
- Use HEPA air filters and environmental cleaners to remove the antigen from your indoor air reducing the cause of the sinusitis.
- Clean all soft and hard surfaces with environmental cleaners designed for mold such as Micro Balance's EC3 Mold Solution Concentrate, EC3 Air Purification Wicks, and EC3 Air Purification Candles. Check out the Environmental Mold Removing products we believe are effective.
Please see Dr. Dennis' Chronic Sinusitis Protocol for the Body and Environment. This protocol has helped thousands of Chronic Sinusitis sufferers find relief, usually without surgery and few if any prescriptions. It is based on the premise that as a Chronic Sinusitis sufferer you are most likely genetically predisposed to be sensitive to mold. The key to finding relief and ongoing wellness is to follow both protocols. Start by taking the online evaluation which will indicate the level of your condition and present a plan for you to follow.