Tuesday, July 28, 2009


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. 


  1. in your chart you have traditional surgery listed as the "most invasive" but down below you have balloon sinuplasty listed last. is the balloon surgery the "last resort"? or is traditional?

    Eric B. Rakim

  2. Hi Eric.

    I wouldn't say "last resort" for either. Each case is different, everyone has to do what's best for them.

    The chart is what it is -- levels of invasiveness. This is based on both first and second -hand experience, as well as talking to doctors.

    And it certainly doesn't have anything to do w/ recommending any one treatment over another.

    Have a good night!