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Kristin Hayes, R.N.

Underlying Sinus Problems can Cause Chronic Headaches

By December 23, 2012

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If you're one of millions of Americans who suffer from chronic headaches you could actually have an underlying sinus problem (sinusitis). Many people have sinus issues such as nasal polyps, enlarged turbinates, or other abnormal growths and don't know it. Other symptoms that could indicate you're actually suffering from sinusitis include:

  • toothaches
  • congestion
  • runny nose that lasts longer than 3 weeks
  • facial pain
  • snoring or sleep apnea
  • pain when diving in a swimming pool or changing altitude while driving

If you suspect sinusitis you should see an ear, nose, throat doctor. For more information read:

What is Sinusitis?

Allergies and Chronic Sinusitis Often Confused and Misdiagnosed

Managing a Sinus Headache

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