Archive for May, 2009



How To Get Rid Of Mucous?

Saturday 30 May 2009 @ 2:25 am

Excess mucous is always becomes a great sign of worry for a patient of sinusitis. It blocks the air flow through the nostrils. The discrepancy in our diet becomes one of the main causes of sinus related problems. The dairy products and processed foods are some of the main causes that help in generating excessive amount of mucous in our body. Mucous is the part of our immune system and everything which is in excess are is harmful. So we should get rid of excessive mucous from our body.

The best way to get rid of the cough is to sit with your head bent slightly forward and feet totally flat on the floor. We should first cough twice so that it will loosen the mucous and than with a strong pull of air burst it out. Swallowing a mucous can be harmful for the functioning of our stomach, so we should prevent the swallowing. A warm water salt solution can also help to get rid of mucous as it loosens it effectively. The use regular use of steam can also prove to be a good solution. An over-the-counter decongestant also helps in making the nose free of mucous. Apple cider vinegar can also be used before every meal and it proves to be an effective solution for many mucous related problems. Last but not the least, drinking lot of fluids helps in thinning of mucous and it drains out from the nose.




What Is Sick Sinus Syndrome?

Wednesday 27 May 2009 @ 9:17 am

What is sick sinus syndrome? If I answer it as type of of bradycardia in which the sinus node or sinoatrial in is not working as it should be then you may not be able to know what I am talking about. This is actually about a disease or disorder of heart related to its sinus nodes. So to know what is sick sinus syndrome or SSS we must first learn about sinus node.

Sinus node is the natural pacemaker of the heart and sick sinus syndrome is associated with problems originating from this very pacemaker. It leads to abnormal heart rhythms known as arrhythmias. If someone fears whether he or she has got sick sinus syndrome, then to be sure, one needs to know what is sick sinus syndrome all about and what are its symptoms. It makes the heart to beat at a slower or faster rate than normal and sometimes it can also be that there is an abnormally long pause between the two beats.

Though sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is not a specific disease, but there are some group of signs or symptoms which can indicate well that the sinus node is not functioning well. The patients who suffer from such ailment show fast heartbeats or alternate heartbeats which may be too fast or too slow. Sometimes there may be long pause between the heart beats. If you ask a doctor what is sick sinus syndrome and what causes it. You get exactly the above answer for what is SSS and for causes he may related them to heart or other external factors. Sometimes some medications prescribed also lead to the formation of sick sinus symdrome.




What Is Sinus Congestion?

Thursday 21 May 2009 @ 7:30 am

What is sinus congestion? This is a condition when there is a nasal blockage or congestion of mucus or debris in the nostrils due to sinus infection. Infection occurs in any of the paranasal sinuses present in the facial region and cause congestion in the sinuses, block nasal passage, pain ins the facial region, too much sneezing, headache and others symptoms. Thus the congestion of nose due to mucus dripping from sinuses is known as what is sinus congestion.

Patients afflicted with sinus congestion are found to have an unusual feeling of fullness and a sense of unbearable pressure in areas surfacing in and around the nasal cavity. If you experience pain in the back of your eyes, over and above the cheekbone, or in and around areas of the eyebrow, you might well be experiencing a nagging problem of sinus congestion.

Sinus congestion is caused when one of the cavities is blocked resulting in the clogging of otherwise normal sinus secretions. A point to be noted about sinus congestion is that the pain is usually found to be one-sided and the nose is often and more times found to be runny or jammed. Besides, patients are found to exhibit false sensations of the nose to be dripping and is a recurring phenomenon. Colds and hay fevers are found to be the common accomplices in the infection.




What Causes Sinus Infection?

Friday 15 May 2009 @ 8:04 am

The paranasal sinus contains four sinuses