We all have them but are unaware of their existence. Until, that is, they become blocked and inflamed and very painful. Most of us would have had our own experience of sinusitis, or inflammation of the sinuses. This usually happens during or just after a cold, and it doesn’t matter whether its is a mild or severe dose that affects you. Your nose becomes blocked; there is an ache in your face that gets worse when you try to clean the blockage by blowing your nose. Allergy sufferers are also very prone to sinusitis and very similar symptoms during allergy season.
So, what are sinuses? The sinuses are cavities in your skull. They are air pockets located inside the bones in the skull. There are four sinuses, they are lined with very fine hair like projections called cilia. The function of the cilia is to move mucus which is normally produced in the sinus) towards the tiny hole (the ostium) about the size of a pinhole that provides drainage for the sinus. Unfortunately, that hole is located at the top of the largest sinus, and as a result the drainage may be poor.
The main function of sinus is to act as a sound box when you speak, much in the same way as the body of the violin resonates and adds to the sound made by the bow on the strings. Witness the change in your voice when you get a cold and the sinuses are unable to work properly.
Sinuses are connected to the nasal passages by a single small and narrow opening. And here lies the problem. When you get a cold, or if you suffer from nasal allergies, the tissues of the nasal passages, known as mucus membranes, become inflamed and swollen, leading to a blocked nose and the opening to the sinuses becomes blocked.
Bioforce has a product called” Sinna” developed by A. Vogel naturopath. “Sinna Nasal Spray” contains no preservatives, it avoids the use of steroids and other chemical decongestant sprays that are conventional approached to sinusitis.
Sinna can also be found in tablet form (to be dissolved under the tongue) or drops to be put in water or juice, also in nasal spray.
Natural remedy such as A. Vogel Sinna can help greatly in resolving the inflammation of mucus membranes and helping to clear the blockages. Should the inflammation be recurring you can complement the use of the nasal spray with Sinna tabs or Sinna Liquid.
Naturopaths believe that you should avoid milk and dairy products with sinus problems. This is due to the belief that these foods cause an increase in mucus production and a greater tendency for the sinus to become blocked.
Always check with your health care professional before starting any supplement program.
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