Sometimes it may seem like everyone is suffering from sinus problems, and that perception is not that farfetched.
An estimated 28.9 million people in the U.S. are enduring the same miserable symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 11.6% of the adult population, leading to 4.1 million annual trips to the doctor’s office, where chronic sinusitis is the primary diagnosis.
Those who are suffering from sinus problems are far from alone.
“Chronic sinus infections can have a significant impact on our quality of life, from how we perform at work/school and interact with friends and family,” Dr. Seth Palmer of Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists said. “We have a great team at Michigan ENT & Allergy that can evaluate you to improve your health and wellness. We have providers who are excellent in evaluating the sinuses with endoscopy, allergy testing and CT sinus to come up with the best management for your chronic sinus issues.”
There are many treatment options, according to Palmer.
“There are many things we can do to treat the sinuses, from using an appropriate nasal/allergy regimen to procedures that can be done in the office, and surgical options,” he said. “It would be our pleasure to see you and discuss how we can improve your sinus symptoms.”
Early intervention can lower the need for medical care in the future, according to a study published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.