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Part 1
06-14-2016, 10:09 AM
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Sinus Surgery Recovery - Book Review of "Sinus Relief Now" by Dr. Jordan Josephson- Part 1
Quote:When I first started seeing an ENT specialist years ago for my sinus problems, I purchased a couple of books on the subject of sinusitis. When I mentioned this to my doctor and asked a couple of questions that showed a bit more knowledge of the subject than most people had, he frowned and had a worried look on his face. He then commented that having only 'a little bit of knowledge was dangerous'. I therefore appreciated the comments by Dr. Josephson in his new book entitled 'Sinus Relief Now- The Groundbreaking 5 Step Program for Sinus, Allergy, and Asthma Sufferers'. He stated: 'If your physician responds negatively to your newfound knowledge or is obviously uncomfortable working with a patient who is well educated about his or her disease, it's another clear signal that it's time to move on' (and find another doctor). I wish I had had this advice at that time, as the doctor eventually performed my first sinus surgery, caused me immense pain, and he didn't improve my situation at all.

One Point is Made Clear Throughout the Book:
Like high blood pressure, sinus disease cannot be 'cured' in the sense that it is gone once and for all, but it can only be controlled. But with this awareness and being knowledgeable about one's problem, it is possible to control these health issues, and one can improve his or her life and not be forced to 'just live with it'. Writing about Sinus Surgery is an interesting writing assignment. There is no end to it, as there is so much to write about it!

There are a Number of Things I Was Pleased to See in 'Sinus Relief Now':
1. Dr. Josephson is a sinus sufferer himself. He has undergone sinus surgery, uses the therapies he recommends, and 'knows the feeling'. I got the feeling when reading the book that this person has gone through some of the same pain I have experienced.

Dr. Josephson says that smokers with CAID problems simply must quit. He has some appreciation of the difficulty of quitting, however, and offers some guidelines for that as well. Wink

The U.S. alone this includes about 70 million people who suffer from sinus disease, asthma, allergies, reflux diseases GERD and LRPD, as well as sleep problems like snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Josephson believes that all these problems can be related for the simple reason that they all are associated with parts of the body which are directly connected together in the upper and lower respiratory and digestive systems. This is an interesting concept and is explained clearly and thoroughly in the early chapters of the book. Dr. Josephson discusses the symptoms of all these maladies and then offers a CAID test, which helps the reader understand which branch of CAID is causing his problems. He explains symptoms and possible treatment options in great detail for the various 'limbs' of CAID, sinus disease, allergies, asthma, GERD and LPRD, and sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea. Keep your mind open to anything when reading about Sinus Problems. Opinions may differ, but it is the base of Sinus Problems that is important.

Dr. Josephson strongly emphasizes the use of nasal irrigation. He uses a sinus irrigation device every day, as do I. He also talks about using a neti pot for sinus irrigation, but I've used both and find the irrigator much more effective. I personally would not even recommend the neti pot method.

Dr. Josephson is a surgeon, and he pushes for a very conservative approach regarding turbinates. In the past many surgeons routinely cut out parts or even most of the turbinates in people. In recent years it is becoming apparent that this can have disastrous effects on patients over time, and there are many horror stories to read at the forum of the ENS Association web site. ENS stands for Empty Nose Syndrome, which is the term coined for this condition.
  • Sinus infections are diagnosed in more than 30 million US residents every year and are among the most common reasons people see their doctor.
  • Sinus problems are usually diagnosed after taking a medical history, doing a physical exam and evaluating the signs and symptoms.
  • However most people know they have a sinus problem or sinus infection before they ever visit their doctor.
  • The doctor visit may follow days or even weeks of trying to cure a sinus infection.

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Rhinoplasty and Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Figure 2


Check for possible soreness over some of the sinuses by gently pressing or tapping on the cheeks and forehead although for the deeper sinus cavities this won't work. Make sure to drink plenty of water to help thin and moisten the mucus. Aiming high is our motto when writing about any topic. In this way, we tend to add whatever matter there is about Www Sinus, rather than drop any topic.
  • You may get relief from an air purifier if your sinus infections are allergy-related or you live in a smoke-filled house.
  • Put a warm, wet washcloth on your face several times a day.
  • Try to avoid flying if you're congested.
  • If you have to fly take along saline nasal spray to try to keep the tissues moist.
  • The dry air irritates the sinuses, increasing the chance of infection if you don't have one.

The past sinus infections were treated with antibiotics which were prescribed for 7- 10 days in an attempt to reach the sinuses, however they are usually not prescribed anymore because it's an established fact that most sinus infections are caused by fungi or viruses. In addition the antibiotics generally were not able to reach the deep sinus cavities. Americans have spent billions of dollars on drugs or medications that promise relief from sinus symptoms and these did not work.

Sinus Problems are Frequent Among People With Immune Problems
Sinus infections can last for weeks or months without the right treatment and often people go through dozens of sinus solutions without any luck. We are satisfied with this end product on Sinus. It was really worth the hard work and effort in writing so much on Sinus.

Living with chronic sinusitis or battling occasional acute sinus infections or sinus headaches doesn't have to be a lifetime problem. You can get rid of sinus infections without antibiotics and avoid sinus surgery. A clear understanding of how the sinuses work, knowing all you can do naturally, applying common sense and treating sinus symptoms early will help you get rid of your sinus problems for good. It was with keen interest that we got about to writing on Sinus Treatment. Hope you read and appreciate it with equal interest.
  • Sinusitis can be acute, which is usually temporary, or chronic, which requires a more permanent solution.
  • Sinus problems can affect breathing and produce a cough from irritating the cough reflex in the throat from sinus drainage.
  • For people with acute or chronic sinusitis, the openings of the cavities are usually narrow and blocked.
  • Enhancing your vocabulary is our intention with the writing of this article on Sinus Problems.
  • We have used new and interesting words to achieve this.

Four Sets of Sinus Cavities Reside Within Your Head
These are openings that drain mucous and debris out of the nasal passages. Although they are rare, complications can occur including abscess, orbital cellulitis, meningitis or osteomyelitis. We have not included any imaginary or false information on Sinus Treatment here. Everything here is true and up to the mark!

The goal of sinus treatment is to get rid of the sinus infection or sinus problem, reduce the swelling of the openings to the sinus cavities, promote good sinus drainage and prevent any serious complications. Using our imagination has helped us create a wonderful article on Acute Sinus. Being imaginative is indeed very important when writing about Acute Sinus! Wink
  • Sinusitis is an ailment afflicting almost 31 million Americans each year.
  • It brings much discomfort making it very much important to find a suitable cure for this condition. Wink

Various Approaches Have Been Devised to Combat this Condition
There are medical and natural alternatives that have been found to be effective. As always, home care has always proven to be effective in giving comfort to sinus problems. For one, you can inhale steam to unclog your sinuses. Add a drop of lavender or eucalyptus oil in a pot of water to help make the release of trapped mucus faster. I myself have had an episode like this but thanks to steam, I'm now breathing fine. You can also resort to massaging particular spots in your face to stimulate quick relief from facial pains. Eating spicy foods is a surefire way to get those trapped mucus down the drain.
  • The symptoms of sinusitis may include fever, weakness, tiredness, coughing that is more severe at night and runny nose or nasal congestion.
  • It may also include bad breathe, green nasal discharge and pressure or a headache in the eyes, nose or cheek area.
  • Writing something about Sinusitis seemed to be something illogical in the beginning.
  • However, with the progress of matter, it seemed logical.
  • Matter just started pouring in, to give you this finished product.
  • Wiping out the main cause of sinusitis is the main concern in giving treatments to people suffering from sinus infections.
  • Antibiotics help attack the bacteria in the sinus cavities which are the chief cause of the infection.
  • Hopefully the medication will succeed in putting a stop to the infection otherwise surgery may be required to finally correct the problem.
  • More and more treatments may be devised but nothing beats a strong immune system.
  • A well-maintained body is a natural fortress that will shield you from any disorder.
  • Keep your body healthy by having adequate amounts of sleep and a good diet to keep your immune system at an optimal state.
  • Keep your surroundings clean and free from possible allergens that can cause sinus infections and other diseases. Wink

There are Times However When Sinus Problems Turn from Bad to Worse
Resorting to medicine is required for this problem if the natural approach fails. Sinusitis treatments are mainly aimed at trying to reduce the swelling in the nasal passages and sinusitis. It also tries to eliminate infections, promote sinus drainage and keep the sinus passage open. We had at first written a rough assignment on Sinus Problems. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product.
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