Sinus Infections / Sinus Headaches

What Causes Sinus Problems?

To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of sinus problems we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow sinus problems to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind sinus problems consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to sinus problems.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Food Allergies
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Increased Intestinal Permeability
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Adrenal Fatigue

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
craving but not eating wheat
severe fatigue after slight exertion
intolerance of sugars
painful swallowing
regular runny nose
severe vision disturbances
dizziness when standing up
pain/burning behind breastbone
current birth control pill use
slow recovery from colds/flu
meal-related bloating
low energy/stamina
... and more than 130 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sinus problems:
Cause Probability Status
Food Allergies 95% Confirm
Candida / Yeast 22% Unlikely
Adrenal Fatigue 3% Ruled out
Increased Intestinal Permeability 2% Ruled out
Lymphatic Congestion 1% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Nose/Smell Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about sinus infections / sinus headaches:
Have you had sinus headaches or sinus infections (Sinusitis)?
Possible responses:
→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) in the past, no longer a problem
→ Current minor / chronic problem
→ Current major / chronic problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of sinusitis or sinusitis, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

The ear, nose, and throat are common target organs for food allergens.  Food allergy may be the undiagnosed cause of sinusitis in some people.

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