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We all strive to be healthy, of course, but sometimes we do tend to ignore some minor symptoms that would eventually become a more serious health risk. One such health risk is chronic sinus disease.

Simply put, chronic sinus disease is a form of sinusitis. Sinusitis is strictly defined as an inflammation of any or all of the sinus cavities, which are as follows: the frontal sinuses (found in the forehead area), the sphenoid sinuses (found behind the nose), the ethmoid sinuses (found between the eyes) and the maxillary sinuses (found under the eyes). There is, of course, such a thing as acute sinus disease but it is generally agreed that chronic sinus disease is a far more alarming condition than acute sinus disease.

Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. It is a common condition with more than 24 million cases occurring in the United States annually.

arcureg gyulladasThat being said, chronic sinus disease is considered dangerous mostly because it is not as blatant in effect as acute sinus disease. More often than not, it starts off as a simple cold, which – as many of us often do – is immediately written off in favor of being productive. Because the option of resting to fight off the infection is forgone, it takes a stronger hold on us would become worse if we are not careful. And while acute sinus disease could easily be recognized via outward signs, chronic sinus disease could only be diagnosed via a CT scan or via X-ray.

This website is dedicated to recognizing the symptoms and the treatment of chronic sinus disease and the identification of other sinus problems including sinus headache relief, sinusitis, migraine symptoms along with sinus infection treatment and natural sinus remedies.

Here is an excellent article written by By David Urmann and Wasim Ahmad in 2009

Types of Sinuses and Sinus Tips

Types of Sinuses

Paranasal Sinus
paranasal sinusesSinus is an air-filled space commutating with the nasal cavity within the bone of the face and skull. It forms developmentally through the excavation of by air-filled sacs from the nasal cavity. The process starts parentally and continues trough the course of the organism’s lifetime. This sinus is joined to nasal cavity via the small orifices known as ostia.

Malignancies of this sinus comprise about 0.2 percent of all malignancies. Approximately 80 percent of these malignancies arise in maxillary sinus. It is not only sinus within the skull, mastoid cells in mastoid bone around the middle ear is also type of sinus. This sinus also occurs in many animals including crocodilians, non-avian dinosaurs, birds and mammals.

Dural Venous Sinus
Dural Venous SinusThis sinus has venous channels that can be found between the layers of dura mater in the brain. The sinus receives blood from external and internal veins of the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid from subarachnoid space. The walls of this sinus consist cialis commercials of dura mater lined with the endothelium and a specific layer of the flattened cells found in blood vessels.

This type has numerous other sinus such as the inferior sagittal sinus, straight sinus, superior sagittal sinus, occipital sinus and the transverse sinuses, sigmoid sinuses as well as the superior petrosal sinus and inferior petrosal sinus.

Coronary Sinus
Coronary SinusThis sinus is a collection of veins joined together to from large vessel which collect blood from the myocardium of the heart. The sinus opens into auricle between the inferior vena cava and auriculo-venticular opening.

It is also situated in the right atrium and runs diagonally in groove between the ventricle and left atrium on posterior surface of the heart. The wall of this sinus is partly muscular and at its junction with great coronary vein is somewhat furnished and constructed with valve consisting of 2 unequal segments.

Sinus Tips

You could try to heal sinus through natural means. Begin with making sure that you are correctly hydrated. When get dried out, so do your sinus secretions. Drink hot salty fluids such as chicken broth to help you. It can steam your sinuses clear and the electrolytes can help hydrate you. Spicy food could also help but it could cause a round effect and close your sinus back up.

The next thing you do is to use saline spray to keep your sinus moist, particularly in dry climates. Several saline spray bottles are designed to carry saline in different ways. Just lay back in your bed and drip saline into your blacked nostril.

Coronary-Sinus-FunctionThe neti pot is designed to flood your sinus lightly with saline and wash them out completely. It is like a miniature tea pot that you fill with saline. Lay your head sideways above the sink and pour saline into your upper nostrils. The saline then trickles through your system and comes out to your other nostril. Saline has similar make-up as your fluids and if it is warm it feels natural and easy.

You can use a “saline rinse bottle” which is capable of actively flooding your sinuses. As with a neti pot, you are able to flood your sinuses, however, with a little more pressure.

Finally you can use nasal strips. These are band aid-like strips with a staff core that you could stick outside of your nose, pulling your nasal passages open. Most people use it at night to help them sleep.

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