Are you suffering from chronic sinusitis? In this condition you will have inflammation of your sinuses. Your nose will remain regularly stuffy or you will have cough that doesn’t allow you to sleep.
This is a persistent infection that affects more than 32 million people.
There are many signs that can tell that you have chronic sinusitis:
– Constant pain in your forehead
– Constant pain in your cheeks
– Pain in the teeth
– Pain in the nose
– Pain around your eyes
– Pain in your upper jaw
But that is not all. It can sometimes also be accompanied with dizziness, bad breath, fatigue, extreme nausea, postnasal drip and irritability.
Many times the doctor prescribes antibiotics for sinus infections. But instead of doing much good, they can become the cause behind the pain. This is because the sinuses can result in biofilms.
So what are biofilms? They are pathogen clumps that cause more than 80 percent of infections. If you take oral antibiotics, there is no assurance that they can treat these pathogen clumps.
Candida albicans is a highly complex and persistent fungal biofilms that is quite difficult when it comes to treating. This is especially because it will form a slimy coating which is not easy to penetrate.
Antibiotics are unable to tell the difference between good and bad bacteria in our body. This leads to the creation of an environment around the Candida yeast, which can keep developing without any control and cause harm to our body. This yeast is already present naturally in our body.
While antibiotics don’t harm this yeast, they will adversely affect the natural pH balance in your body. All this means that the immunity becomes weaker and an ideal environment is created to allow harmful bacteria and yeasts to multiply.
It may come as a surprise to you that almost every 1 in 3 women in the United States suffer from candidiasis (or symptoms of chronic yeast infection.
Candidiasis is not just about nasal congestion and sinus pain. It can cause many other problems too, such as:
– Vaginal problems
– Urinary problems
– Bleeding gums
– Sore gums
– Skin rashes
– Thrush (white patches within the throat or mouth)
The risk of Candida yeast overgrowth is very high in women in the following cases:
– After birth when they have used estrogen or antibiotics
– After birth if they have consumed foods containing high levels of sugar
How to Prevent Overgrowth of Yeast?
Because of all the above-mentioned reasons, it is crucial that the yeast behind chronic sinusitis is destroyed. But how can you do so?
You should add healthy fats to your food. You must also start taking more and more proteins and vegetables. Some of the best sources of proteins include organic beans, wild fish and free range meat.
Another thing you should do is to stop taking all kinds of sugars which are unhealthy. Another thing you should reduce or stop taking are the high-glycemic carbs. This especially includes grains having molds or yeast.
Do you know that fungi are known to produce almost 300 types of mycotoxins in your foods and they are harmful. Because there is a very high risk of fungal contamination with grains, you must reduce the intake of wheat when there are yeast infections. Other harmful foods include peanuts and corn.
According to recent research from South Korea, promising results have been found in the case of pumpkin skin. The skin has been found to have likely antifungal protein that helps in inhibiting yeast infections such as Candida. The protein has already been known to scientists as Pr-2 and for its property of preventing fungi from attacking plant crops.
Coconut oil is also known for its powerful antifungal properties. It has caprylic acid, which plays a strong antifungal role within the digestive tract. It helps by regulating the overgrowth of the yeast, but at the same time doesn’t cause any harm of the organs (especially liver). But when you use drugs like nystatin, you have to be concerned about your liver.
Then there is olive leaf extract. This is a strong antimicrobial.
Make sure to give proper care to the digestive tract. You should also take enough amounts of probiotics and prebiotics.
Cleaning Your Sinuses
Salt can also work as great treatment for sinus problems. In fact, you can expect them to give you better results compared to antibiotics. You can use them in the following way.
– Take 1 cup of lukewarm water (boiled and then cooled. Not just warm water from tap).
– Add half tsp of ground pink Himalayan salt and mix
– Add half tsp of baking soda
Use a neti pot or sterile eye dropper.
You can also gain health benefits from aromatherapy oils, especially those having antifungal properties. The steam from them can clear the sinuses. You can use any oil including tea tree, thyme, oregano, and eucalyptus in a room diffuser. The best thing is that you can also add some drops into the bath.
You can get rid of sinus congestion and regular headaches using these methods, and treat your sinus problems.