What are Nasal Polyps?
Polyps are small, soft, sac-like, painless, tear-drop shaped, (usually) benign growths that grow in mucus membranes and usually have a protruding stalk. They occur in different parts of the body, and any organ that has blood vessels. Mostly commonly, polyps are found in the colon, uterus and nose. They may also grow in the ear canals, cervix and stomach. They’re almost always non-cancerous and rarely cause any harm to the person provided they don’t grow or increase in number. This causes blockage or obstruction and leads to different problems like pain, discomfort, infections etc.
When they grow in the mucus lining of the inner part of the nostrils or along the insides of the sinus cavities, they’re called Nasal Polyps. They may grow at any location along the nasal lining and usually cluster near the sinuses that open into the nasal cavity. When the lining is unable to bear the weight of the inflammation and swelling, it begins to hang and these protrusions are called polyps. They also grow commonly in the sinus cavities closer to the eyes, nose and facial bones. These are the drainage and irrigation pathways into the nose.
What Causes Polyps in your Nose?
There is no clear evidence about the direct causes of nasal polyps. At present there are several different medical opinions and theories regarding their genesis. However, most of these opinions and theories converge on a few common factors. It has been observed that chronic inflammation is always a pre-condition for the growth of nasal polyps.
However, what is not clear is why the inflammation occurs and why it causes polyps in some people and not in others. Hence, it’s difficult to draw a cause-and-effect theory regarding inflammation and nasal polyps, though they seem to have a common prevalence.
Most medical experts agree that nasal polyps may be caused by some, a few or all of the following causes:
Conventional Medicine Theories:
Allergies: These can cause chronic inflammation and may be triggered by dust, dust-mites, foods, beverages, chocolates, chemicals, perfumes, cleaning agents, paints, drugs, sea-food, peanuts, legumes, gluten, cosmetics, pets, pet-hairs, smoking, deodorants, pollutants, etc. Allergic rhinitis is another common cause for inflammation.
Infections: Influenza, colds, viral infections etc may lead to a chronic inflammation of the nasal passages. There are many different bacteria and viruses which cause different types of infections and though the infection itself may be self-limiting, it could leave behind a weakened immune system and vulnerability to inflammation of the nasal lining.
Chronic conditions: like diabetes, thyroid, Wegener’s syndrome, cystic fibrosis, Churg-Strauss syndrome etc cause lowered immunity and can render the person prone to chronic inflammation.
Respiratory problems like asthma: are one of the prime issues that are seen with recurring inflammation of the nasal lining. Asthma most commonly leads to a problem called “post-nasal drip” in which the nasal lining exudes fluids continuously into the back of the throat, leading to an inflammation of nose and throat. Asthma attacks and nasal polyps become a vicious circle for the sufferer.
Physiological and genetic deformities: Congenital deformities in the nose, throat or mouth can lead to chronic inflammation. Divided nasal septum, cleft palate, valve collapses, injuries due to accidents in which the nose is broken, adenoids etc can lead to respiratory problems and cause inflammation.
Aspirin Allergy: Specific allergy to aspirin can cause nasal polyps and this has been observed in many cases.
Environment: Severe air pollution, suspended particulate matter in the air, motor vehicle emissions, chemical gases released into the atmosphere etc. can cause respiratory issues which in turn become a cause for chronic inflammation.
Non-allergenic conditions: In rare cases, the nasal passages may become blocked or expand excessively in the presence of stress, pregnancy hormones or due to external stimuli. If this happens frequently, there is a chance of chronic inflammation.
Alternative Medicine Theories:
Apart from conventional systems of medicine, there are severe other ancient and traditional systems which have their own theories to explain the occurrence of nasal polyps.
Ayurveda and Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM): These theories are based on holistic healing and treatments. They are premised on the concept of balance of elements within the body. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system, physicians believe that the imbalance of “kapha” (phlegmatic) element causes such problems. In TOM, the concept is that smooth functioning of the body occurs because of the unobstructed flow of energy or “chi” and any block of this in a particular location causes problems.
Homeopathy: In this system, the person’s impaired reaction to his environment is the cause of any dysfunction. Nasal polyps are caused by reduced immunity.
Life-style theories: These theories concentrate on the person’s over-all life-style, habits, food, stress tolerance etc. Changes in life-style can result in different problems and these can be tackled with the appropriate measures.
In looking at probable causes, in the absence of a clear and definitive one, physicians and patients deal with nasal polyps by largely symptomatic methods. However, a holistic approach seems to work best.
Nasal polyps by themselves are harmless and do not cause any significant symptoms till they begin to affect breathing, cause pain or discomfort. In fact, smaller and less-numerous polyps may not cause any symptoms.
In general, the symptoms of nasal polyps, based on the severity of occurrence, include:
=> Runny nose
=> Stuffy nose, feeling of not being able to breathe
=> Mouth breathing
=> Frequent sneezing
=> Facial pain
=> Post-Nasal drip
=> Feverish feeling or high temperature
=> Loss of smell
=> Loss of taste
=> Pain in upper teeth and jaw
=> Sense of pressure in the forehead
=> Itchiness around the eyes
=> Obstructive sleep apnoea
What Type of People Are Mostly Affected by Nasal Polyps?
Since there is no definitive cause that has been identified as the cause of nasal polyps, most of the evidence regarding it is from observation and treatment regimes. However, physicians and medical professionals with years of experience in the ENT field do report certain characteristics of people who suffer from nasal polyps.
1. Nasal polyps are seen mostly in adults and rarely in children below 10 years.
2. Every 2-4 out of 100 people develop the condition.
3. Most cases occur in adults of above 40 years.
4. Among adults, more men tend to suffer as compared to women.
5. There may be hereditary factors involved in vulnerability to chronic inflammation of the mucus membranes.
6. An important feature of asthma-related nasal polyps is that it is usually late-onset asthma rather than childhood asthma that is associated with nasal polyps.
7. Asthma, aspirin allergy and nasal polyps are a well-documented sub-group of symptoms that seem to go together in many patients.
8. People with pain-reliever allergies, especially ibuprofen and naproxen are vulnerable to nasal polyps.
9. Those with fungal allergies are prone to chronic nasal inflammation.
What to Do At First If Symptoms of Nasal Polyps Appear
It’s difficult to estimate when nasal polyps first appear, because small ones often go undetected. Unless they begin growing or increasing in number, they rarely cause any discomfort.
Most sufferers may even observe the polyps themselves in a mirror, and immediately consult the doctor, even in the absence of any of these symptoms. Most of these symptoms are similar to those experienced when we have a common cold. Many people treat the symptoms of nasal polyps like runny nose, headaches, snoring, breathing difficulties etc with over the counter medications or home remedies. In a lot of cases, small polyps may shrink or disappear on their own, if the inflammation causing conditions are removed.
But if the symptoms don’t clear up after a month, you should consult a doctor. This is because unless treatment is started, the symptoms persist because the conditions that cause it still continue to exist.
If you have serious respiratory problems, feel you cannot breathe or there’s a worsening of your symptoms, you need to get emergency medical attention. Sometimes, severe and untreated nasal polyps can cause double vision, blurred eyesight, severe headaches and facial pains, swelling around the eyes, facial deformities and the inability to bend the head forward. In all these situations, you need immediate medical assistance.
In general, treatment for nasal polyps depends on:
- Amount of discomfort
- Threat to life
We can examine each school of medical thought and how the problem of nasal polyps is treated in each one.
Home Remedies: have the added advantage that while they reduce pain, swelling and discomfort they also have no side-effects. Most of the ingredients used in home-remedies are food-based or things that you find in your home. They are mild but consistent use makes them more effective in the long term. Home remedies are also extremely affordable when compared to conventional treatments. They’re clean and hygienic and you have complete control over how they’re prepared. Some of the most effective home remedies for nasal polyps include:
=> Saline rinses/nasal irrigation
=> Steam inhalation
=> Relaxing hot showers/baths
=> Apple cider vinegar and hot water inhalation
=> Apple cider vinegar, hot water and honey solution to be drunk twice a day
=> All citrus fruits and others containing Vitamin C to boost immunity
=> Horseradish – a pungent and effective decongestant
=> A spoonful of castor oil taken once a day boosts immunity, reduces size of the polyps and prevents recurrence
=> Tea tree oil rubbed directly on the polyps with a ear-bud, or a few drops applied at the nostrils reduces size of polyps
=> Raw onions and garlic prevent blockages, increase immunity and are a powerful anti-bacterial agent
=> Regular exercise, along with breathing techniques
The flip side of home remedies:
1. They take a longer time to show effects.
2. There are no specific guidelines about dosage, frequency and method of preparation in most cases.
3. People usually medicate themselves, hence there could be less effect.
4. Psychologically, home remedies are considered to be symptomatic, temporary treatments
Home remedies are generally very inexpensive, as they consist of items found in the kitchen cupboard or your home. Preparation is not expensive and you don’t need any special equipment to make them or consume them.
The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda refers to nasal polyps as kapha rakta granthi and considers them to be caused by an imbalance of the kapha or phlegmatic element in the body. Any blockage of this element causes respiratory illnesses and other malfunctioning in the respiratory tract. Treatments concentrate on unblocking the free flow of this element. Some of the Ayurvedic treatments for nasal polyps include “nasyam” treatment or administration of medicated oils and herbal remedies through the nostrils, regular infusion of warm medicated oils and a change in food and life-style habits.
There are several important rules to be followed while undergoing Ayurvedic treatment. They include avoiding the prescribed foods and beverages, cold climates, too much of dairy products, avoid salt, nuts, cold foods, certain fruits and vegetables. Regular exercise and habits are a must.
• Response to the medications vary from person to person
• Medicines may be of poor quality and adulterated
• There are many unqualified and ill-informed practitioners
• Treatment has to be carried out under strict supervision of a qualified and trained practitioner
• Holistic approach means large-scale life-style changes
• Can be quite expensive and long-drawn out
• Requires to be done consistently
Costs vary from facility to facility and doctor to doctor. A reputed, clean, well-established treatment center and qualified doctors can be expensive. The medications may also be quite highly priced, especially because the treatment may extend over a long time in severe cases. Generally, good Ayurvedic physicians claim to cure nasal polyps in one or two sessions of treatment. They also club it with other treatments like massage to head and body, stay at the treatment facility etc. The cost of long-term maintenance medication should also be taken into account. Ayurvedic treatment centers may not be available in your city and you may have to travel to the places where they are located to receive good treatment.
The art/science of homeopathy has been practiced since the 19th century. It is a holistic approach to wellness and disease and based on the concept that lowered immunity leads to malfunctioning of the human body, causing illnesses. “Like cures like” is another important fundamental premise in homeopathy hence minute doses of the disease-causing substances can stimulate the body to produce its own counter-attack. Minimal doses of medication, taken over a long time are the hallmark of homeopathic treatments. Hence, these treatments work in harmony with your own and provide long-term immunity and prevention. Some of the medications prescribed in homeopathy for nasal polyps include:
• Phosphorus (for bleeding polyps)
• Calcarea carab (for polyps with loss of smell)
• Teucrium marum varum (to clear nasal blockage)
• Hekla lava (for polyps accompanied by headaches)
These may be given in combination with other remedies based on the physician’s observations, patient’s condition and severity of the illness.
• Some individuals do not respond well to homeopathic treatments
• If the polyps are very large and numerous, requiring surgery, homeopathic treatments are ineffective and may actually pose a risk by delaying emergency measures
• They may be inappropriate for certain types of life-threatening conditions like severe breathing difficulties which require urgent treatment
• They require strict individualization
• Treatments have to be prescribed by a skilled, well-informed, reputable and knowledgeable practitioner
• Nasal polyps sufferers may also require life-style changes and unless the homeopathy doctor is able to advise the sufferer correctly, treatments are ineffective
• Finding the right combination of medications for each individual can be a process of trial and error, leading to frustration among patients
Cost of homeopathic treatments for nasal polyps varies from practitioner to practitioner. There are many practitioners who do not take any fees for their consultation and only charge for the medicines. Many medical doctors may also practice homeopathy, and they may charge more for their services. In general, the medications are to be continued for a very long time – in fact, some treatments may take years.
Consultation time is initially quite long but later consultations may be only to collect the medication or for minor follow-up.
In general, for minor and less severe attacks of nasal polyps, especially when diagnosed in the early stages, homeopathy treatments are extremely cost effective as compared to conventional medical treatment, provided the sufferer has the perseverance and patience to continue the treatment. In fact, many studies estimate that homeopathic treatments actually cost about 50% less than conventional treatments.
According to studies, turmeric, which is commonly used as a spice in South Asian cuisine has also been used as a medication for thousands of years in these regions. It is a vital ingredient in Indian and Chinese systems of medicine. Turmeric has important properties that reduce inflammation, boost immunity and improve digestive problems. The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant substance. Medical research has shown that it has properties that reduce the action of two enzymes that are primarily responsible for causing inflammation. Keeping these qualities in mind, turmeric becomes very important as a remedy for nasal polyps which are primarily caused by chronic inflammation.
Turmeric is available as capsules, fluid extract and as tincture. When directly applied to the polyps they help to shrink them. Turmeric consumed with warm milk twice a day is very effective in boosting immunity and reducing inflammation.
• Being an herb, turmeric may cause certain side-effects when it interacts with other herbs and medications. Hence it should be taken under strict medical supervision.
• Dosage should be of the right amount, based on the age and general health of the patient; otherwise it can cause stomach upsets and ulcers when taken in excess.
• In patients who also have other issues like gallstones or bile obstructions, turmeric should be avoided unless under the express recommendation of a qualified physician.
• Patients who suffer from diabetes should take turmeric under strict supervision because it can lower blood sugar levels and lead to hypoglycemia.
• Pregnant women and lactating mothers should avoid turmeric supplements.
• Turmeric is a blood thinner and could pose a risk if the patient needs to undergo surgery.
The spice turmeric is quite cheap. When used as a medication care should be taken to ensure that it is pure and unadulterated. Many people prefer to buy the spice in its whole, raw form and powder it as and when required. The cost of turmeric varies according to its purity and quality, but in general it costs less than $15 per kilo.
Treating Nasal Polyps with Steroid Tablets
Steroids are certain organic compounds that occur naturally in plants and living things. They have properties that reduce inflammation and swelling, which are two of the main problems seen in nasal polyp’s sufferers. Steroids are generally taken in tablet form or by inhalation through sprays and are effective symptomatic treatment for nasal polyps.
In tablet form, corticosteroids include prednisone, prednisolone and medrol. Nasal sprays include beclomethsone, etc.
• Steroids taken in tablet form usually require higher dosage so there are inherent risks involved
• Osteoporosis and bone weakness are side-effects of long-term consumption of steroids. Hence, steroid tablets should be taken with Vitamin D and calcium supplements.
• You must inform your doctor if you’re taking other medications.
• Many patients are allergic to prednisone which can cause diarrhea.
• Prednisone is not recommended for people with heart, liver or kidney disease.
• Pregnant women or those planning to get pregnant should never take prednisone as it can cause low birth weight and birth defects in the fetus.
• Lactating mothers should avoid prednisone as it can affect the growth of the baby.
• Steroid tablets cannot be stopped suddenly – the doctor will advise you about tapering the dosage gradually.
• In some rare cases, people may develop skin discoloration, acne, blurred vision, weight gain, insomnia, mood swings etc.
Price of steroid tablets vary depending on the pharmacological preparation, but in general, prednisone tablets are in the range of under $5 per 10 tablets at most drug-stores.
Treating Nasal Polyps with Corticosteroids and Mometasone
Corticosteroids are those steroids which occur in the adrenal cortex or they can be formulated synthetically. The primary quality of corticosteroids is that they reduce inflammation and swelling. These are the two main problems seen in nasal polyp’s patients. Chronic inflammation is one of the precursors of nasal polyps and swelling causes pain and discomfort, so corticosteroids reduce both these and give the patient a lot of relief. They are prescribed for patients who present with smaller and fewer polyps. Corticosteroid sprays help to shrink the polyps and reduce swelling.
Since corticosteroid is a hormone, it can interfere with the body’s own hormonal system, based on the kind, length of treatment, patient’s age and dosage. Long-term use of corticosteroid leads to weight gain, mood swings, acne, stomach ulcers, depression, anxiety, reduced immunity to chicken-pox, measles, diabetes, glaucoma/cataract etc.
Mometasone is a nasal spray that’s generally prescribed for rhinitis and nasal polyps. It is a corticosteroid and reduces inflammation, swelling, itchiness, sneezing etc.
The risk factors are the same as those of corticosteroids, but since mometasone is a spray, there are some other side-effects as well, including:
• Bleeding from the nose
• Nasal irritation
• Throat dryness and irritation
Mometasone and other corticosteroids should not be taken by lactating mothers, children, pregnant women or those planning a pregnancy. Patients with nose infection or those who have recently undergone nasal surgery should avoid mometasone. If you have TB, allergic reactions and are taking any other medicines, mometasone should be avoided after informing your doctor about this.
This is usually the last resort in nasal polyp treatment. Surgery is recommended when the polyps are extremely large and numerous, deep inside the sinuses and pose a threat to life. Endoscopic sinus surgery is done under general anesthesia after screening has been done to verify the basal parameters of the patient and confirm that there are no fungal or bacterial infections in the polyps. Since there is no cutting of the skin, and the patient is stable, he/she is discharged to go home on the same day.
• Surgery helps in removal of polyps but they usually recur in a couple of years
• Risk factors include post-operative bleeding and infections
• Those with cardiac problems cannot undergo surgery
• Pulmonary disease, diabetes, uncontrolled asthma or bleeding disorders are contraindications for nasal polyps surgery
• Post-surgery treatment includes corticosteroid nasal sprays to prevent further recurrence and these have their own side-effects.
If you carry insurance, you could get coverage that reduces costs significantly. Otherwise, nasal polyps surgery can cost up to nearly $25,000.
Some Best Exercises to Treat It
Nasal polyps sufferers need to make large-scale life-style changes, which include exercises.
• Gentle and regular exercises like walking
• Deep breathing exercises
• Yoga breathing exercises
• Saline irrigation
With all these exercises it’s important to maintain consistency and not over-do them.
Mind Body Spirit Connection to Treat Nasal Polyps
An important factor that’s being recognized today is that holistic healing methods are much more long-lasting and beneficial in treating nasal polyps. Sufferers need to make changes in their eating, living and thinking habits to avoid triggering stress and inflammation in the body.
• For instance, stress can cause the nasal lining to swell and if there is chronic stress, this swelling leads to inflammation and infection, setting off a cycle of respiratory problems.
• Similarly, some foods cause severe allergies that result in asthma, respiratory difficulties and skin problems. Avoidance of such foods once they have been identified can help nasal polyps sufferers. Using beneficial natural healing products and home-remedies is a better alternative than steroids and other medications.
• Keeping the mind cheerful, stress-free and calm also helps to reduce stress and consequent inflammation.
There are no known risk factors with mind body spirit healing methods. However, they should be taught by a qualified and knowledgeable person who has experience in treatment of nasal polyps for best results. Consistency, patience and perseverance are required.
This is a long-term process and may take time, hence if the case is very severe and life-threatening, other immediate measures like medications and surgery may have to be taken followed by the healing methods.
There is no cost involved, other than paying for initial training from a good practitioner. You may have to set aside space and a block of time for the prescribed practices.
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Some common nasal sprays
Nasal sprays provide pain-relief, decongestant and anti-inflammatory assistance. Some of the commonly used sprays are
• Systemic Prednisolone
• Fluticasone (flixonase)propionate aqueous nasal spray
• Beclomethasone (beclomase)
They should be taken only in consultation with an ENT doctor’s recommendation.
The cost of these sprays may differ from place to place, manufacturer or on specific composition.
Relationship between Nasal Polyps and Asthma: Samter’s Triad or AERD (aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease) is a chronic medical condition that focuses on the relationship between aspirin allergy, respiratory diseases like asthma and the occurrence of nasal polyps. Nearly 40% of patients with asthma develop nasal polyps and are sensitive to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Relationship between Nasal Polyps and Blocked Ears/Pressure in the Ears: There is an anatomical connection between the ears, nose and throat. Nasal polyps, if they are deep and large enough, may block the Eustachian tubes connecting the back of the nasal passages to the ears, leading to blocked ears/pressure in ears.
Relationship between Nasal Polyps and Cancer: Generally, nasal polyps are non-cancerous but in rare cases, the growths may be cancerous tumors and not polyps, which can be verified through standard examinations and biopsy.
Important Risk Factors:
Nasal polyps are by themselves harmless, but if they cause:
• Severe sleep-loss
• Loss of smell/taste/hearing
• Breathing difficulties
• Headaches/Facial pain
• Double vision
• Facial deformities
then emergency treatment is required as there is a threat to life.
What to Avoid
Identify the triggers of allergens that cause chronic nasal congestion/inflammation like foods, pollutants, psychological factors, life-style etc and avoid these. Dust and fungi can also cause allergies. Avoid all the known triggers, exercise regularly and adopt a healthy life-style. Use natural/home-remedies and natural products to prevent and control nasal polyps.
What Can I Expect in the Long Term
Complete cure of nasal polyps may take a long time and calls for perseverance, patience and dedication. However, the changes required are simple and sufferers can eliminate polyps permanently by adopting a holistic approach rather than treating them symptomatically.
What Are the Potential Complications of Nasal Polyps?
Smaller and fewer polyps may not produce any symptoms. They are harmless and may disappear on their own if the conditions that created them are removed. However, large and numerous polyps can be life-threatening, painful and cause severe disability in sufferers. Lack of sleep, severe pain, constant stuffy nose, congestion, vision/taste/hearing/smell may be affected. Facial deformities and breathing difficulties are possible when polyps are large and left untreated.
Different Statistics and Expert Opinions about Nasal Polyps
• 2-4/100 people suffer from nasal polyps
• Occurs in adults above 40
• If seen in children, cystic fibrosis is possible
• Men are affected more than women
• Holistic approach works best
“The clinical trial of nasal polypsosis, bronchial asthma and life-threatening reactions to acetylsalicylic acid is a disease entity and not just a chance cluster of allergic symptoms….” Dr Max Sameter and Dr Ray F Beers
“Two out of seven (29%) subjects with asthma and 1 out of two (50%) subjects with nasal polyposis reported a positive association between HSNI (hypertonic saline nasal irrigation) use and asthma or nasal polyposis symptoms respectively.” Drs Rabago, Guerard and Epstein.
Some best medical institution information with contact address for nasal polyps treatment
1. Dr. Garrett Bennett 115 East 61st Street St#7C New York, NY 10065, Phone: 2129802600
2. Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 North Caroline Street – 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287
3. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
4. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center at Green Spring Station
10751 Falls Road – Suites 406-408
Lutherville, MD 21093
5. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center in Bethesda
6420 Rockledge Drive – Suite 4920
Bethesda, MD 20817
6. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center in White Marsh
4924 Campbell Road – Suite 200
White Marsh, MD 21236
7. The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus
1501 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85724
The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus
2800 East Ajo Way
Tucson, Arizona 85713
8. The University of Arizona Medical Center – Alvernon Surgery Center
750 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85711
La Cholla Physician Officies
6261 North La Cholla
Tucson, Arizona 85741
9. The University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus
3838 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS)
3601 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85723
10. The University of Arizona Medical Center – Orange Grove Campus
1891 West Orange Grove
Tucson, Arizona 85704
11. The University of Arizona Medical Center – Sierra Vista Clinic
3533 Canyon De Flores, Suite C
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85650
12. The University of Arizona Medical Center – Green Valley Physician Clinic
1141 South Canada Drive
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239
13. The Mount Sinai Hospital
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574
212-241-6500 or 212-590-3300
14. Richmond Sinus & Allergy
8700 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 110 Richmond, VA 23235
15. Accent Physician Specialists
Contact: (352) 372-9414 • 4340 Newberry Road, Suite 301, Gainesville, FL 32607
List of Some Best Websites written about nasal polyps
Nasal polyps are a condition that creates pain, discomfort, embarrassment, fear, anxiety in patients. It affects a person’s sleep, well-being and ability to function normally.
Though nasal polyps are harmless, non-cancerous growths lining the nasal passages and sinuses, they may grow large and numerous leading to blocks in various other connected passages and airways, posing a threat to life.
There is no known cause but doctors have observed certain predisposing conditions.
Treatment options include symptomatic treatments to shrink the polyps or surgery to remove them, but recurrence cannot be prevented by these methods. Holistic and natural treatments, along with changes in life-style and avoidance of triggering mechanisms are the best solution.