It’s cold season, and your nasal passages and sinuses feel like they’ve been clogged with cement. You have the runny nose, congestion, and pain of sinusitis, and it seems like it’s been eons since you could breathe freely. With the help of simple remedies, sinusitis usually relents within a week
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A: If you have hip arthritis, the symptoms can often mimic those of sciatica or a similar cause of back pain. Sciatica, which usually results when a herniated disk or bone spur compresses on part of a
Q: I got rid of my slippery throw rugs and rearranged my furniture so I won’t trip. What else can I do to protect myself from falls at home?
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Sinusitis, also known as sinus infection, is an inflammation of the sinus tissue. When experiencing sinusitis symptoms, your sinuses become blocked with fluid, bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow and lead to an infection.
There are several types of sinusitis. The main differences are the severity and length of flare-ups. The Centers for
Q. I suffer from chronic sinusitis. What treatments would be most effective?
A. Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that continues for more than three months. Symptoms include facial pain, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, and decreased sense of smell. Other symptoms include nasal polyps, pus discharge, and evidence
Asthma, a chronic lung disease that causes inflammation in and narrowing of airways, is often thought of as a child’s disease. But, adults can develop asthma—a condition known as adult-onset asthma—in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. “I do see adult-onset asthma in older women, especially if they have chronic sinusitis,”
You often lose your sense of smell when fighting a cold, nasal allergy, or infection. But this is temporary and your ability to recognize scents again returns when your ailment has cleared. For many older adults, however, the sense of smell gradually begins to weaken and fade—sometimes caused by nasal