If you have chronic sinusitis (sinus infections that last more than 12 weeks despite attempts to treat it), your doctor may recommend Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) to help relieve your symptoms.
Sinusitis (sinus infection) leads to bothersome symptoms for millions of Americans. This disease causes the linings of the sinuses (air-filled cavities) in your face and forehead to swell, resulting in a build-up of mucus that causes annoying symptoms. These may include congestion, drainage, post nasal drip (the sensation of mucus dripping down the back of your throat) a reduced sense of smell or taste, and headaches or facial pain.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is an advanced type of surgery that may be recommended if you have sinus problems that aren’t being effectively managed by conservative treatments such as medication.
In years past, individuals who were suffering from chronic sinus issues had to rely on traditional methods such as antibiotics and nasal sprays to alleviate their symptoms. Sinus surgeries were complicated procedures that were only considered as a last resort when the person’s health was at stake.
Do you remember the last time you were able to breathe freely through your nose? If not, you may be one of the many people who suffer from a sinus disorder that requires more involved treatment than a nasal spray or sinus medicine. Some of the signs that you may need to seek medical evaluation include: constant congestion, snoring, nasal polyps and frequent sinus infections.
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