Sinus problems are caused by “a breakdown in the normal function and protective role of the nasal cavity,” explains University of Wisconsin Medical School Professor David Rabago M.D.
“The lining of the nasal cavity protects the upper respiratory system against infection by viruses and bacteria,” he says. “When the mucosa is inadequate to the task, sinus symptoms can result.” Research by Dr. Rabago suggests that nasal rinsing helps the nasal mucosa do its job.
Using a neti pot can help restore your sinuses to health.
Pharmaceutical sinus remedies, on the other hand, suppress or alter the body’s processes. They relieve symptoms in the short term. At a price.
Requiring long-term or frequent use, drugs can be hard on both your wallet and your body. Many have unpleasant side effects. Most are only partially effective. And the success rate for sinus surgery, which is often suggested for severe sinus problems, isn’t encouraging.
Rinsing with a neti pot could help change all that.
Many of our customers say they’ve been able to get off pharmaceutical drugs, or at least cut down on them. Others have canceled surgeries.