Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2004
Annual estimates show nearly 40 million Americans suffer from bacterial Sinusitis; 35 million from Allergic Rhinitis; and another 60 million experience chronic sleep problems related to their sinuses. Aside from the sheer number of sufferers, these three conditions also have one tiny thing in common Â Nasal Polyps. Whether caused by the disease, or (as a cause of the disease), nasal polyps appear in all three conditions more often than not - even when those little polyps go undetected.
Nasal Polyps are small "sac like" growths filled with mucous that usually originate near the Ethmoid sinuses close to the inside top of the nose, (the area we usually massage when we experience sinus pain and pressure). Nasal Polyps can go un-noticed for years until eventually they grow large enough to obstruct the open areas in and around the sinuses. Although researchers aren't sure exactly what role polyps play in the world of sinus problems, it's well accepted that larger formations of polyps can lead to chronic sinus infections, allergies, and possibly headaches.
There are four different pairs of sinuses (the Frontal, Ethmoid, Maxillary, and Sphenoid), each playing an important role in the transfer and filtration of our most precious nutrient, "Oxygen". In fact, the sinuses are perhaps our last defense against dangerous environmental irritants that can damage chemical patterns within the body thus creating allergies, headaches, and possibly (in this authorÂs opinion), various autoimmune diseases.
The relationship between nasal polyps and various sinus diseases is largely unknown, but many researchers believe there is a connection since the majority of affected patients do suffer from a combination of symptoms. The main problem is that specialists arenÂt quite certain if polyps are a symptom, or a cause of sinus diseases Â or as many researchers are beginning to believe, a combination of both.
Traditionally, ENTs and Otolaryngologists, (the predominant physicians specializing in polyp related conditions) have prescribed steroid nasal sprays to relieve inflammation, but most patients end up in surgery when the polyps grow too large to control. After surgery, physicians once again prescribe a strategic program of steroid nasal sprays, but to what end nobodyÂs certain.
In fact, steroid based nasal sprays appear to be largely ineffective against the re-growth of polyps in post surgical patients, and although they do shrink inflammation, steroids may also promote the growth of polyps over extended periods of time. Therefore within a couple years after surgery, most patients end up back under the knife, and the process becomes a "painful revolving door" of sorts.
For decades, researchers have been looking for ways to combat the growth and re-growth of nasal polyps, but even the most promising of treatments have turned out to be a bust. Then came the recent discoveries associated with a natural substance found in hot peppers known as ÂCapsaicinÂ. In particular, a study conducted by the Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital of Shanghai Medical University in China found capsaicin to be highly effective against the re-growth of post-surgical nasal polyps.
According to Wayne Perry, president of SiCap Industries (makers of the worldÂs first and only capsaicin nasal spray), thereÂs also a plethora of anecdotal evidence showing capsaicin to be highly effective against nasal polyps in more than 80% of regular users.
ÂWith more than five thousand customers claiming to suffer from nasal polyps weÂve seen incredible results. In our estimates, at least seven or as much as eight out of every ten people whoÂve experienced multiple re-growths of polyps have not had the same re-growth for more than a year while using sinus buster. Those results are phenomenal,Â says Perry.
Perry admits his company data has nowhere near the credibility of government supported clinical trials. Nonetheless heÂs more than happy to present hundreds of printed emails from customers praising Sinus Buster as their Âsinus saviorÂ. Included are numerous physicians who not only recommend the product to their patients, but also offer public testimonials praising Sinus Buster as a Âtrue blueÂ sinus, allergy, and headache breakthrough.
Bob Freese, a research scientist in Missouri has had two separate sinus surgeries to remove polyps. Not only has he suffered from asthma and chronic sinusitis for years, but Freese also lost his sense smell thanks to complications of Hyposmia also largely due to his polyps.
ÂIÂve tried a gambit of nasal sprays and rinses including Flonase, with little success in treating my symptoms of hyponosmia and congestion. The most successful course of treatment for the last 5-7 years has been oral corticosteroids. These have reduced swelling in my sinuses, but with serious side effects. I recently purchased a bottle of sinus buster spray and began using it. Within two days I could smell again. It was the first time I could smell in months. I must say IÂm impressed,Â writes Freese.
Several medical researchers are evaluating Sinus Buster as an alternative to both (pre & post) surgical steroid nasal sprays. The hope is that this unlikely cure may actually be the "real deal" when it comes to preventing and controlling nasal polyps associated with chronic Sinusitis, Rhintitis, and related conditions.
The management at SiCap Industries is hoping to find a medical university willing to back proper clinical trials since the costs can be in the millions of dollars. SiCap's president thinks it's only a matter of time before one of the big medical universities, or one of the big pharmaceutical companies designs a program focused around Sinus Buster.
"We've gotten calls and emails from quite a few researchers looking to establish trials and partnerships. And we're talking everything from sinus problems to migraine headaches. We're considering offers as they come, and we're hoping to find a group willing to foot the bill to do it right. It's all about investment. We sell thousands of sinus busters every week, but we're a small microbrewer and we don't have anywhere near the money of the big pharmaceuticals. What we do have though....is the biggest sinus and headache breakthrough ever, and it's all natural. SiCap may be small, but we're also miles ahead of the pack," boasts Perry.
To find out more about Sinus Buster hot pepper (Capsaicin) nasal spray, visit the official website at (http://www.sinusbuster.com). Sinus Buster samples and information kits are available for qualified media and medical personnel upon request. Wayne Perry is also available for interviews with qualified media.