Are Sinus Drainage Issues Causing You Discomfort?

Do you suffer from sinus drainage, post nasal drip or other sinus issues? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience symptoms ranging from the annoyance and discomfort of sinus drainage to the throbbing pain of a blocked sinus. But what causes sinus problems, and how can you prevent them from getting out of hand?

What Causes Sinus Drainage?

It’s actually perfectly normal for sinuses to produce and drain mucus down the back of your throat. In most normal conditions, you wouldn’t even notice. It’s when sinuses develop a problem that the drainage becomes an issue.

Sinus drainage can be worsened by a number of factors, such as:

  • Dry air
  • Dehydration
  • Weather changes
  • Allergies
  • Cold and flu
  • Sinus infection

As long as your sinuses are draining properly, the increase in mucus isn’t a problem, although it can be annoying. The real problems start when the passages become blocked or fail to let the sinuses drain effectively. The resulting pressure can be intolerable for many people.

Sinus infections sometimes resolve themselves, but often require antibiotics. Chronic sinus infections may indicate a need for further treatment, such as Balloon Sinuplasty to open sinus passages and allow effective drainage.

Contact American Sinus Institute today for a consultation to end your sinus related problems long term.