Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Levels of invasiveness

From what I have gathered and/or experienced, there are many ways to approach Chronic Sinusitis treatment. Some people are more comfortable with things like antibiotics and surgeries. Some people are committed to exhausting all of the more natural remedies before resorting to all that.
As with anything it is best to listen to your body and to have an open dialog with your doctor. 
It will come as no surprise to those that know me that I decided to ... use POWERPOINT! Here's a nifty little diagram I came up with. I'm thinking about having it printed on t-shirts ....


When I'm doing one of my online research jaunts I usually start with a visit to Wikipedia. Below are links to what I feel are the main key topics surrounding Chronic Sinusitis. It's a great place to start!
The basics on the condition, and what distinguishes "chronic" from regular.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Like acid reflux but worse. Sinusitis-like symptoms are often caused by food allergies / GERD.
A reaction to certain types of yeast. It gets blamed for all kinds of health problems.
Small teapot-like thing used for rinsing sinuses. Lots of people swear by their neti as a cure for all kinds of things. 
This is a newer procedure, presented as another option vs. FESS.
This is the "traditional" form of sinus surgery. 

First post!

Hi. Please visit the "about me" section to learn, well, about me.
I've been researching Chronic Sinusitis for awhile now and needed to organize my findings. Someone said "why not a blog?" so here it is. My blog.
More soon.