About Sinusitis

  • What is it?
  • Treatment Procedures

Do you suffer from sinusitis? You’re not alone.

Sinusitis affects more than 31 million people in the United States. It is more prevalent than heart disease and asthma and has a significant impact on quality of life.

If you suffer from sinusitis, you know how it is. Sinusitis can make it difficult to breathe and reduce your sense of taste and smell. It can make you cough, cause headaches, earaches and tenderness or swelling around your eyes, nose and forehead. And it produces a constant discharge down your nose and the back of your throat.

What causes sinusitis?

Sinuses are air filled pockets around the nose and named for the facial bone where they are located. The sinuses are connected to each other and to your nose through a system of air passages. When you breathe through your nose, the air is filtered and moistened in the sinus passages. Each sinus has an opening that allows it to drain, helping you to breathe freely and stay healthy.

Sinusitis is a condition in which the sinuses become inflamed and swollen, possibly due to a cold or allergies. This makes it difficult for the sinuses to drain and mucus builds up, blocking the sinus passages. That can lead to a range of symptoms, including:

  • Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
  • Aching in the jaw and teeth
  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath

Download our discussion guide to talk to your doctor about sinusitis.

Fortunately, there’s no reason why you have to suffer from these symptoms. New treatment procedures such as the SinuSys™ Vent-Os™ Sinus Dilation System are available that can help relieve or even eliminate symptoms of sinusitis.

Learn about your treatment options with the SinuSys™ Vent-Os™ Sinus Dilation System.