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Sinus Infection Dizziness

One of the most debilitating sinus infection symptoms has got to be dizziness.

Sinus infection is a condition whereby there is inflammation of the mucosa (soft membrane-like tissue) in the sinuses and nasal passages. This causes thick, glue-like mucus to be produced and it clogs up the openings of the sinuses. Mucus drainage becomes impaired and this provides an ideal setup for bacteria to multiply and breed.

Sinus infection dizziness is a symptom that is not experienced by all sinus infection sufferers. It is also interesting to note that as one ages, sinus infection symptoms become more prevalent, more noticeable and more severe. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the inflammation within the sinuses does not heal completely.

This has a grave and serious implication. For it means that those who have a predisposition to sinus infections as a result of the anatomy of their nose structure, then it is imperative that they maintain optimal sinus health when they are at a young age.

Frequent episodes of sinus infections would undoubtedly affect the health of the cilia. Cilia are microscopic hair-like structures which perform like oars to push out mucus produced naturally in the sinuses. When cilia become dysfunctional, they do not have the ability to push mucus out of the sinuses and the mucus buildup within the sinuses would cause sinus pressure which then leads to a sinus headache.

Even with today’s advances in the field of medicine, chronic sinus infection is difficult to treat to ensure a full recovery.

What Is The Cause Of Sinus Infection Dizziness?

The part of the inner ear that is responsible for balance is called the labyrinth. Sometimes the labyrinth becomes infected or swollen resulting indirectly from a sinus infection. As we understand that the ears and nose are interconnected, an ear infection such as serous otitis media can cause dizziness and loss of balance. This condition is known as Labyrinthitis.

Very often, Labyrinthitis results from a viral infection of the inner ear. It is commonly noticed after an upper respiratory infection or sinus infection.

Allergies can also increase the risk of Labyrinthitis. You know you have Labyrinthitis when you tend to bump into people, things and walls.

Walking around in crowded places is extremely difficult and needs lots of concentration so that you do not knock into someone.

Watch the following video on how Labyrinthitis develops:

We now know that sinus infection dizziness is caused by Labyrinthitis. Unfortunately, there seem to be no known cure for this illness. Perhaps the best way to avoid having this condition is to avoid catching the common cold and viral influenza since sinus infection comes after such illnesses.

In order to prevent sinusitis, nasal irrigation seems to be the best alternative. The ancient yogis have been practicing sinus cleansing for hundreds of years.

Today, nasal irrigation is so popular that many different types of neti pots are sold in large retail stores to cater to the huge demand.

Unfortunately, there are some people who suffer from chronic nasal congestion. This means that their noses are constantly clogged.

And because of that, there is very little air exchange in the sinuses and recurrent sinus infection will plague them for life.

The only alternative, a last resort really, is to resort to invasive Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Perhaps a newer and less invasive medical procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty may prove to be more popular.