Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sinus Issues Associated with Greater Occurance of Chronic Headache


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According to a research study conducted in Oslo, Norway, people with chronic rhinosinusitis are nine times more likely to experience chronic headaches than the general population.

Rhinosinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but when it is chronic, the cause is not clear. It is thought that bacteria, viruses or fungi could play a role, however.

The researchers said the symptoms of people with chronic rhinosinusitis and chronic headache were greatly improved after utilization of a variety of treatments including nasal surgery, nasal corticosteroids, discontinuing overused headache medications and discontinuing use of nasal decongestants.

The researchers speculate this type of headache may be distinct from other categories of headaches.

Sources:
Chronic Rhinosinusitis Gives a Ninefold Increased Risk of Chronic Headache: The Akershus Study of Chronic Headache
Rhinosinusitis: What is Rhinosinusitis?

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