Sinusitis or sinus infection is a common inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, the cavities that produce the mucus necessary for the nasal passages to work effectively. It can be caused by infection, allergies, and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses. Sinusitis can cause head ache and can also trigger asthma is people who are asthmatic.
Sinusitis may be classified as acute sinus infection, sub-acute sinus infection and chronic sinus infection. Acute sinusitis has the shortest duration and can be a result of viral infection while chronic ones last more than 3 months and may be caused due to bacteria.
Anyone can develop a sinus infection. However, certain other health conditions and risk factors can increase your chances of developing one, such as:
- Confused speech that is hard for others to understand
- A deviated nasal septum
- Nasal polyps, history of allergies
- Weak immune system.
- Upper respiratory tract infection or.
- Dental infections.
The symptoms of sinusitis are similar to those of a common cold. They may include:
- A decreased sense of smell.
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Headache from sinus pressure.
- Fatigue and.
Dustapratishyaya is a condition explained by Ayurveda acharyas which has presentation similar to sinusitis and it basically occurs due to neglect or improper management of a cold attack.
Sinus issues are actually caused by an underlying imbalance in Prana Vata (the subdosha of Vata that governs the brain, head, and the mind) and Shleshaka Kapha (a subdosha of Kapha, which governs lubrication and moisture balance). Due to causative factors, there will be production of kapha (in the form of ama or toxins) in koshta. This kapha travels to head through veins and arteries, accumulates in the nasal sinus, get mixed with shleshaka kapha in the sinus area, forming even more toxic, sticky mucus called shleshma. This causes obstruction to air passage and vitiates prana vayu, leading to symptoms such as head ache, stuffy nose and sneezing.
Ayurveda in the aspect of sinusitis, focuses on balancing the aggravated doshas, cleansing the sinuses, balancing metabolism, reducing sensitivity towards the triggers, boosting immunity and preventing recurrence of disease.
The Ayurvedic approach at Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital is multifaceted and involves a combination of detoxification processes through panchakarma, oral medicines, Ayurvedic diet and life style modifications, all of which are customised according to your constitution and presentation. We help you achieve this goal by providing a team of doctors and therapists who will educate and guide you throughout your journey to a healthy life.