Category: Sinusitis

The Water Dehydration Pinch Test (and the Benefits of Drinking Water)

Woman holding a glass of water

 
We lose water daily through sweat, urine, stool, and even breathing. We can also experience above-average water loss in summer heat, in higher altitudes, and during exercise. Older adults are at risk of dehydration simply due to the fact that their sense of thirst is not as apparent to them as it was in younger days.

These water losses need to be replenished by, you guessed it, consuming water.

How much water? Well, there’s a simple do-it-yourself test for that which we’ll get to a bit later in this article. But, for now, just remember that your water intake must equal your water output. If it doesn’t, then you risk dehydration.

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Do Your Sinuses Hurt? You May Have a Sinus Infection or Chronic Sinusitis

Man with Bad Sinus PainA wise person once asked, “On a scale of 1 to stepping on a Lego, how much does it hurt?”

When your sinuses hurt you know it. They pound and ache, creating pressure and pain in your face and head. You can’t breathe or sleep. Sometimes you can’t taste anything and it hurts just to clench your teeth. Sinus infections and chronic sinusitis are just plain miserable. In fact, one of every eight people suffers with them and they are considered to be one of the most common health ailments in the U.S.

The sinuses are rather amazing things- cavities really – in the skull. You can see an illustration of them here. They are all connected and that is why when one sinus cavity becomes congested they all tend to hurt. The special properties of sinuses require an exacting diagnosis for proper treatment. The best way to figure out what is causing your sinus pain is to see an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) specialist.

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Is Sinusitis Ruining Your Day?

Are you one of the 40 million people that suffer from sinusitis each year? Are recurrent infections causing you to miss time with your family, friends or work? Are you tired of chronic headaches, nasal congestion and postnasal drip? If you are, then keep reading to learn the steps to start feeling better!

The sinuses are hollow air spaces in the skull. Four types of sinuses exist:

  • Maxillary (within the cheekbones)
  • Ethmoid (between the eyes)
  • Frontal (along the forehead), and
  • Sphenoid (behind the eyes).

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