Don’t take your cold & sinus lightly!
Dr. Manish Goyal, M.S.(ENT) Endoscopic surgery specialist SAL Hospital Ahmedabad
An estimated 134 million Indians suffer from chronic sinusitis. Among Indians this disease more wide spread than diabetes, asthma or coronary heart disease.
Most people suffer silently until the varied symptoms begin to affect their productivity. More often, patients who start off with a mild sinus infection do not realize that symptoms which last beyond 12 weeks. Add to this, our culture of self diagnosis and self medication, often resulting in a delay in seeking appropriate treatment for something that could have easily been treated. Sometimes when a person has a cold or a blocked nose, can turn into serious sinus. In this situation Balloon sinuplasty will be a great relief for sinus patients.
THE FACTS ABOUT CHRONIC SINUSITIS
Sinuses are air-filled pockets behind the facial bones surrounding the nose. Each sinus has an opening through which mucus drains. This drainage keeps your sinuses working well and you healthy. Anything that obstructs that flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses, which may lead to infection and inflammation of the sinuses.
Sinusitis occurs when the linings of your nose, sinuses and throat become inflamed, possibly from a pre-existing cold or allergies. Chronic sinusitis is when this inflammation lasts three months or more.
Common symptoms include:
- Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Teeth pain
- Loss of the sense of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
WHY CHOOSE BALLOON SINUPLASTY?
Typical treatment for sinusitis begins with medication prescribed by doctor. However, up to 60% of chronic sinusitis sufferers don’t get relief with medication. For these patients, a surgical procedure may be recommended.
In other word if chronic sinusitis are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for surgery. We now has a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology
Safe and Effective – While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ System to be safe and effective in improving symptoms of sinusitis.
Minimally Invasive – The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
Minimal Bleeding – Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be little bleeding associated with the procedure.
Quick Recovery Time – While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can quickly return to normal activities.
Does Not Limit Treatment Options – This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.
“SAY NO TO SINUS SURGERY AND YES TO BALLOON SINUPLASTY (NONSURGICAL WAY FOR SINUS RELIEF ”