Avoiding Nasal Polyps in Los Angeles
Nasal polyps are the small sacs of tissue that can grow in your nose or sinuses. Although they are painless and generally harmless, they can cause big trouble: too many polyps, or polyps that are too large, can obstruct your breathing and lead to respiratory distress. If you have polyps that don’t respond to medication or allergy treatment, nasal polyp removal surgery is usually the best option.
Here in L.A., sinus symptoms tend to be somewhat cyclical. Bad weather, strong allergy seasons or an especially tough strain of flu can send my office at the Los Angeles Sinus Institute into overdrive. Studies have shown that patients who are often exposed to long drives, wildfires, heavy rains and other environmental sources of particulates are also more likely to develop sinusitis. From there, nasal polyps often aren’t far behind.
What can you do to avoid this problem? Short answer: minimize the pollution in your life, take steps to rid your home of allergens, and protect yourself during cold and flu season. Polyps tend to develop when sinus issues are left untreated for days or weeks. If you have let your symptoms go on too long, contact an experienced L.A. sinus surgeon today.