How to Solve chronic sinusitis...?
The Mayo Clinic may have found the answer!!!
The Mayo Clinic may have found the answer!!!
I am not a member of the medical community. But, take that as you may, those of you who suffer from chronic sinusitis may find this article from the Mayo Clinic very interesting, the letter may be found at http://www.mayoclinic.org/ent-rst/chronicsinus.html
Information for Patients about Chronic Sinusitis ResearchMayo Clinic researchers have proposed that most chronic sinus infections may be caused by an immune system response to fungi.
Many studies here at the Mayo Clinic have added evidence to the thinking that chronic rhinosinusitis is caused by an immune reaction to fungi in the nose. The original study linking chronic rhinosinusitis to fungi in the nose, which was published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings in September 1999, has been reproduced and confirmed by a sinus center in Europe (ENT University Hospital in Graz, Austria).
There are currently 16 studies at Mayo Clinic in Rochester to further investigate the role of fungi in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract.
In addition, researchers from the Allergic Diseases Research Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester found that certain white blood cells called T-Lymphocytes are reacting to the fungi and were producing the kind of inflammation we see in the sinuses, and that healthy people did not react in that way. This work was presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and will be published soon.
The evidence was so convincing that the National Institute of Health (NIH) has given Mayo Clinic a $2.5 million grant to further investigate the mechanisms behind this immunologic response to the fungi.
If you have chronic sinusitis -- that is, a sinus inflammation that persists for three months or longer -- we recommend that you see your personal physician or an ear, nose and throat specialist (otorhinolaryngologist) for the appropriate treatment for this disease. Many times the disease is associated with asthma or allergies and treatment of those associated problems tends to help the chronic sinusitis.
Antibiotics don't help chronic sinusitis in the long run because they target bacteria, which are not usually the cause of acute sinusitis. Anti-histamines, nasal steroid sprays and systemic steroids are the mainstays of treatment today, depending on the symptoms of the patient.
Over-the-counter medications, including salt-water nasal washes and mist sprays, are useful in treating the symptoms of chronic sinusitis, but do not eliminate the inflammation.
Dept of Otorhinolaryngology
In a nutshell, the Mayo Clinic, has determined that chronic sinusitis may be an auto-immune response to fungi or mold in the respiratory tract. Essentially, they are deciding that acute sinusitis may actually be fungal sinusitis.
But, where does this fungus come from. Is it possible that the cause of sinusitis is your body reacting to an organism called candida albicans?
If you have ever, even once, taken antibiotics, corti-steroids like prednisone, birth control pills, chemotherapy or oral acne medications then you may have a candida concern!
Candida, what is it?Candida albicans is a common yeast found in our digestive system and throat, when we are exposed to anti-biotics, birth control pills, corti-steroids, or prednisone the good bacteria which normally keep candida under control in our systems are killed off and the candida can overgrow.
When the candida yeast gets out of control, it morphs into a mycelial fungal form (here is your mold), becomes invasive and grows rhizoids which then burrow into our intestinal wall. These rhizoids leave microscopic holes in the intestinal wall which allows toxins in the form of undigested food particles, bacteria and yeast into our blood stream.
When this condition occurs the overgrowth is called Candidiasis or a systemic yeast infection. One indication of a systemic yeast infection is oral thrush or a white coated tongue. The toxins that the yeast puts into our system are responsible for the varying conditions that each individual experiences.
This overgrowth of yeast, I believe, also causes sinusitis and a host of other problems. The kicker for you is that the common sinusitis treatment for a sinus infection is... antibiotic.
So, as you beat the sinus infection, you become an even better host for candida, which starts another bout of acute sinusitis, leading to another sinus infection and, guess what, stronger and stronger antibiotic.. It is a vicious circle and sinusitis symptoms may just be the tip of the iceberg.
You may be suffering from many other symptoms that are related to Yeast and just not realize it. Things like
- painful joints,
- recurrent vaginal yeast infections (if you are a woman, of course),
- eye pain,
- chronic sinusitis,
- and more.
If you want a quick and suprisingly reliable test for a candida overgrowth - try this surprisingly accurate saliva test.
"The majority of people who have Candida Albicans (Yeast) do not even realize they have it until they become seriously ill. It is estimated that over half of the worlds population has a moderate to serious Candida condition, due to the over use of antibiotics/drugs, bad diet and other causes."- from Healthy ChristianLiving
A yeast overgrowth will not go away on its own. In fact, this insidious fungus grows stronger and stronger with each passing year. I believe that I have unsuspectingly had an overgrowth for at least 20 years.
I have suffered miserably with the inability to lose weight, food sensitivities, digestive ailments and the like. If I had known of systemic yeast 20 years ago, I would have done everything in my power to get rid of it when it would have been easier.
However, I have found a way that even long time candida sufferers can be free of this nasty fungal infection. You need to cleanse it from your body and I found a wonderful product that helps you do just that. The product is called ThreeLac and, with guidance,
I can help you through the process of possibly ridding yourself of these sinusitis symptoms and other symptoms once and for all. Learn More about Systemic Yeast Infections. If chronic sinusitis is an indicator of a systemic yeast infection for you, can you afford to not take a look at these products? Bookmark this page so you can find me easily tomorrow and take the saliva test in the morning.
If you test positive, these amazing products may help you eliminate the yeast infection and avoid the problems that a systemic yeast infection may develop into! You deserve to know if candida is a concern for you!!
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