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If you suffer from the ill-effects of chronic sinusitis, you are not alone. The Center for Ear, Nose and Throat at Community Hospital of San Bernardino can help.
Experts estimate that nearly 37 million people in the United States experience the chronic facial pain and pressure, sinus drainage, sore throat and cough, congestion and fever, snoring and sleep loss that often accompany this affliction.
Although it may seem they provide sinusitis sufferers nothing but discomfort, the sinuses are actually quite important. Their primary role is to produce mucus, a lubricant that moisturizes the inside of the nose and protects us from pollutants, micro-organisms, dust and dirt.
The nose and sinuses form an intricate security system that is part of the upper respiratory tract. Sometimes the membrane linings of the system become inflamed as a result of environmental allergies, bacteria infections and the pollutants in our air, nasal polyps and obstructions, and other factors. Inflammation causes membranes to swell and the sinus openings to narrow, thus blocking the mucus movement. That can be a short-term problem that may be controlled by medication or a chronic condition that gets progressively worse and requires more aggressive treatment.
If you suffer from chronic and sometimes debilitating symptoms, there are many nasal and sinus surgical advances that may help you. The Center for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at Community Hospital of San Bernardino is at the forefront of making those procedures available in the Inland Empire.
The Center offers state-of-the-art imaging technologies to assist in making accurate diagnoses, as well as the newest equipment and specially trained staff to provide less invasive and more effective surgical relief to sinus sufferers in our communities.
Specialists associated with the center are experienced in the latest surgical techniques such as Balloon Sinuplasty and functional and image guided endoscopic sinus surgery, as well as advanced therapies for excessive snoring and sleep apnea.
For more information on Ear, Nose and Throat, please call 909.806.1919 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.