Sinusitis simply means inflammation or swelling of the sinuses, but this gives little indication of the misery and pain this condition can cause.
Ongoing sinusitis, sinusitis that continues for at least 3 weeks, impacts an estimated 32 million individuals in the United States alone.
As further evidence that sinusitis is a prevalent and expensive health condition, it is a staggering fact that people in the US shell out millions of dollars each year for medicines which claim to offer relief from their sinusitis symptoms.
What are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?
Signs and symptoms of sinusitis may include a fever, weakness and fatigue, a cough which may be more extreme at night, and a runny, drippy nose or nasal blockage.
In addition, drainage of mucus from the sinuses down the back of the throat (postnasal drip) can trigger a sore throat.
And yet, by including a few of the super foods from various vitamin groups, we can reduce our odds of becoming stricken with this painful and aggravating malady.
Super Foods for Sinusitis
Citrus fruits, tomatoes, cauliflower, red berries, potatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red and green bell peppers, cabbage, and spinach are all high quality dietary sources of vitamin C, which can help promote a healthier and stronger immune system.
The B-complex vitamins are in fact a group of eight vitamins which include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3) and folic acid (B9), and are key for a well-balanced nervous system which functions properly, processing carbs for energy, and the production of red blood cells.
Organ meats, whole grain cereals, beans, oatmeal, potatoes, bananas, salmon, and spinach are only a very few of the numerous food members of the vitamin B group with higher than average levels of this group of nutrients.
Vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables, nuts, and fortified cereals are standard food sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant which serves to safeguard your cells from the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are potentially harmful by-products of energy metabolism.
Free radicals can harm cells and may contribute to the development of both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Vitamin E has also been discovered to play a favorable part in immune function.
What Else Can You Do to Help Prevent & Treat Sinusitis?
Breathing in the steam from a vaporizer or a hot cup of water can soothe swollen and irritated sinus cavities. Using essential oils in the steam treatment including Eucalyptus, Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary or Ravensara can add to the positive benefit of this therapy.
An additional therapy is the use of a saline nasal spray, which can be bought at your local pharmacy and in many grocery stores. A hot water bottle; hot, wet compresses; or an electric heating pad applied over the painful sinus area also can be soothing.
An individual vulnerable to sinus problems, particularly one who also suffers from allergies, should stay away from cigarette or cigar smoke and other air pollutants. Inflammatory reaction in the nose caused by allergies predisposes a person to a powerful reaction to all irritants. Consuming alcohol also results in swelling of the nasal-sinus membranes. Try also to avoid dairy products, as they encourage your body to create more mucus.
Sinus Soothe is a safe, non-addictive, FDA-registered natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients selected to relieve sinusitis symptoms, including sinus congestion, inflammation and pain. Sinus Soothe may be taken at the first sign of sinusitis, as it works quickly to reduce sinus pressure, excess mucus and open nasal passages, as well as relieve sinus pressure headaches.
This remedy contains a selection of homeopathic ingredients known to support overall sinus health, without side effects. Sinus Soothe is taken internally and presented in a convenient, concentrated tincture formula. It is easy to ingest and hassle–free with no artificial colors or preservatives. It is safe for all ages, including pregnant women or those who may be breastfeeding.