The Relationship Between Sinus Pressure and Light Headedness

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Sinusitis is the inflammation of the Para nasal sinuses and is caused by allergies and infections. It has been established through research that ninety percent of adults experience sinusitis symptoms at some point in their lives. The symptoms can be acute, chronic or sub acute all of which have similar symptoms. Some of the symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, headache, tooth aches and constant aching among others.

It is important to note that sinuses are important to the body because they produce mucus that cleans and moistens the nose and throat membranes. When sinus cavities become inflamed, mucus gets trapped in the cavities. The accumulated mucus then leads to a pressure build up in the sinus cavities thus causing sinus pressure. Sinus pressure is therefore one of the symptoms of sinus infection/Sinusitis.

Many people diagnosed with sinusitis often suffer from lightheadedness as well and it is therefore important that we look at the relationship between Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness. Lightheadedness and/or dizziness are some of the symptoms of sinuses. This is because sinuses affect your ability to breathe properly due to mucus build and once you can’t breathe properly, you often get lightheaded. There is therefore, a close relationship between Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness.

Lightheadedness/dizziness is a state of physical unsteadiness which is related to physical imbalances. It is important to note that Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness can both be treated with proper medication. It is therefore important that you visit the doctor to get the right diagnosis as to whether your Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness are related or whether you have one and not the other.

On the other hand, knowing some of the symptoms of sinuses can save you a trip to the doctor because in this way, you will be able to tell the relation between Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness. Some of the symptoms of sinuses that can cause lightheadedness or dizziness include the following:

The common cold or flu is a viral infection that can cause inflammation of the sinuses. Once it is treated, the dizziness also often disappears. After treating the cold, you should also go ahead and treat the sinus infection to completely get rid of the dizziness.

Sinus infections can also often make you get lightheaded. Sinus infection symptoms like pain, fatigue and a runny nose can make you feel lightheaded. These can often be cleared with the right medication.

In addition, sinusitis can also cause pain in the forehead, jaws and teeth. This pain if excruciating can cause lightheadedness. Dizziness can also be caused by inflamed tissues around the eyelids which cause pain around this area.

From the above, it is important that you know some of the preventative measures that you should take in order to prevent Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness.

Since prevention is often the best remedy, it is possible for you to prevent sinus infections and lightheadedness. Sinus infections are usually bacterial and therefore the only way to prevent them is by prevention of bacterial related infections. Bacterial infections can be done away with through, taking in of healthy foods and supplements. This will strengthen the immune system and thus mitigate the possibility of getting bacterial infections and in the long run, prevent Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness.

Another preventative measure for Sinus Pressure and Lightheadedness is proper air conditioning. Proper air conditioning can lessen the possibility of sinus infections because the electrostatic filters in the air conditioner remove the dangerous allergens within the air.

Sinus infection can therefore be easily treated if you have the proper knowledge. Proper knowledge can be acquired by consultation with your physician. If you regularly visit the doctor, he will be able to monitor your condition and advise you on the proper course/treatment to be taken.

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