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When Sinusitis Becomes Chronic

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28.5 million adults are diagnosed with sinusitis yearly.
Air Date: 4/9/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Jacob Tietlbaum, MD
Dr T Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is Director of the Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and author of the best-selling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic! He is also the creator of the popular free iPhone & Android application "Cures A-Z."

He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. He lives in Kona, Hawaii.
When Sinusitis Becomes Chronic
Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining in your sinuses.

Typically, as you breathe, your sinuses becomes filled with air; but when your sinuses are inflamed, germs and bacteria can cause an infection.

Sinus infections are very common, but the number of those who suffer from sinusitis is overwhelming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28.5 million adults are diagnosed with sinusitis each year.

Why do you get this infection in the first place?

It could be due to seasonal changes or allergies, but new studies have found that over 90 percent of people who suffer from chronic sinusitis were having immune reactions to fungal elements or infections in their nose (sinuses).

This can cause other infections within your body, causing more pain, fatigue and prolonging the cure.

What are ways to help cure sinusitis?

One of the best ways to get rid of sinusitis is to flush it out. Put half a teaspoon of salt, a cup of lukewarm water and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda into a nasal pot. Place the pot tip in one nasal pathway, pour it through, and after liquid is emptied, blow your nose. Repeat on opposite side and as often as necessary until you feel your nasal pathway clear.

To help keep symptoms at bay after using the nasal pot, a nasal spray is recommended.

Dr. Holly and Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum discuss what chronic sinusitis is, what causes sinusitis and ways to cure sinusitis as soon as you notice symptoms.