If you’ve had a cold recently and still haven’t recovered, it’s possible you’ve developed sinusitis.
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Many are surprised to learn that their sinuses control the tone of their voice, that they have eight of them, and that they are not just in your nose. We all have two sinus cavities behind each eye, two in the bones between the eyes, two behind each cheek bone, and two under the forehead. In addition to protecting our lungs from allergens, pollutants, and infections, researchers suggest that sinuses also decrease pressure inside and weight of the head. As with any complex system, much can go wrong with serious consequences for your health, energy, and appearance.
The structure of your nasal airways and sinuses largely determines whether you’re breathing deeply and easily—or troubled by inflammation, mucus, pain or illness. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 30 million suffer sinus infections and breathing problems from allergies, pollutants, and structural issues in the nasal cavity. One such issue is a deviated septum, which affects 80% of people by injury or genetics. Such nasal-structural issues can decrease your quality of life through recurrent symptoms, like headaches, congestion, mucus, coughing, sore throats, fatigue, and even bad breath.
Nasal valve collapse is a common cause of breathing obstruction. The nasal valve is a very narrow area of the nasal airway and can become constricted or blocked due to various reasons. At one time or another, almost anyone can expect to suffer from rhino congestion or temporary inflammation due to the common cold or allergies.