Conditions caused by blocked sinus cavities can be incredibly debilitating.
Chronic sinus infections, otherwise known as sinusitis, may have over-the-counter treatments; however, these can cause unintended effects such as worsening your congestion and inflammation over the long term.
Sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder, can increase the chance of developing serious conditions like heart disease and stroke and, in some instances, can even prove fatal. When blocked sinus cavities completely cut off airflow during sleep, you can develop sleep apnea.
Luckily, there’s a single treatment to help treat both sinusitis and sleep apnea: a balloon sinuplasty.
How Does a Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that doesn’t require any incisions. A wire catheter and small balloon are inserted into the sinus cavities where the balloon is gently inflated, which widens the sinus opening. This method of expanding your airways can alleviate the symptoms of sinusitis and sleep apnea, helping you find relief from headaches, facial pain, and fatigue.
Because no incisions are made, recovery time is minimal, and you can return to your schedule after the procedure.
Make sure to speak to your doctor about what you can expect while undergoing a balloon sinuplasty.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
Suppose you’ve been suffering from sinus infections multiple times in one year. In that case, if your sinusitis lasts longer than a few weeks and your sinusitis has proven to be unaffected by traditional courses of treatment, such as medication, you may benefit from a balloon sinuplasty.
If you also suffer from sleep apnea, there may be a chance that the cause of your airway obstruction is not due to your blocked sinus cavities. In this case, though a balloon sinuplasty may help your sinusitis, it may not affect your sleep apnea.
Ensure you speak to your doctor to learn how a balloon sinuplasty may affect you and whether the procedure will alleviate your conditions.
Find Sinusitis and Sleep Apnea Relief
If you are struggling with sinusitis and sleep apnea without finding relief for either, it may be time for a balloon sinuplasty.
eos Sleep is a specialized center for ear, nose, and throat care that has offered relief to New York City and its surrounding areas for nearly 15 years. Board-certified otolaryngology surgeon Dr. David Volpi and the staff at eos Sleep are dedicated to giving you incomparable care and potent relief.
To find sinusitis and sleep apnea relief, call 212-873-6036 to schedule a consultation at either the Park Avenue, NY location or the Central Park, NY location.