Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, many of which are seasonal. Springtime is notorious for flaring up allergy attacks as the warm air brings in new dust, dirt and pollen that can aggravate a person's ears, eyes, mouth, throat and nose. Orange County patients who suffer from chronic sinus issues brought on by causes such as allergies may be interested in a new minimally invasive, in-office procedure called balloon sinus dilation. Now offered at Dr. Kevin Sadati's Newport Beach practice, balloon sinus dilation has already become a popular procedure.
"Balloon sinus dilation is designed to provide people with long-term relief from sinus pain and pressure, which are common symptoms of spring allergies. This procedure is performed in-office without the need for general anesthesia, takes about 30 minutes and has little downtime after the fact," explains Dr. Kevin Sadati.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally-invasive procedure that is performed in the comfort of the doctor's office. After numbing the nose, and with the help of oral sedation, the surgeon inserts a tiny balloon catheter into the patient’s nose and subsequently utilizes the balloon to slowly dilate the blockages near the sinus openings. This eliminates not only congestion but also the sinusitis infection by widening a patient’s sinus airways. Patients will notice immediate relief from their sinus related symptoms.
What are the Common Symptoms of Allergies?
Most people who have an allergic reaction will commonly experience symptoms in their ear, nose and throat. This is especially common in seasonal allergies, when dander and pollen that enter the air can cause disturbances in many people.
Some of the most common symptoms of allergies include a runny nose, itchy nose, watery eyes, and swelling of the face and sinuses. Due to this, the nasal passageways can easily become blocked interfering with proper sinus drainage often leading to infection.
Many patients utilize over-the-counter medications and prescription medications in order to manage their allergy symptoms. However, these medications are designed to mask symptoms and often do not treat the underlying issues that are causing allergies.
What are the Common Symptoms of Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is more commonly known as a sinus infection, and it impacts thousands of Americans each year. Of these people, many suffer from chronic or recurring sinusitis. This is a persistent sinus infection which lasts for several weeks, or continues to recur multiple times through the year.
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include green and yellow nasal discharge, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, bad breath, dental pain and sinus pain and pressure around the eyes.
"Patients who are suffering from chronic sinusitis or chronic allergies have to cope with a variety of unpleasant symptoms of a daily basis. Previously, undergoing major surgery was the only option for chronic sinusitis. Now patients can get the relief they want without undergoing the trauma of a major sinus surgery, and many people are taking advantage of this new opportunity," notes Dr. Kevin Sadati.
Those who are suffering from chronic sinusitis and having difficulty battling this spring allergy season, are invited to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Kevin Sadati. He will discuss the patient's personal situation and symptoms, and help them decide if balloon sinus dilation is the right choice for them.
To find out more information about your sinus pain and pressure relief options, contact Dr. Kevin Sadati’s office today at 949-706-7776 or visit http://www.drkevinsadati.com.