jeudi 31 juillet 2014

Nasal Polyps Treatment

Treating nasal polyps without surgery has been a question taht a lot of people often ask and nasal polyps treatment miracle is one of the options available. First nasal polyps is a form sinusitis manifesting itself in a stuffy nose, hyposmia and signs of inflammation: runny nose and heavy sneezing. During the diagnosis, symptoms are often present for a long time as nasal polyps is a chronic disease. It’s a common disease that affects 1 to 4 % of the population

This disease causes significant discomfort and a significant alteration in the quality of life. It can be treated effectively with a medical treatment or through a surgery especially when it’s about severe forms, combined to asthma or if it’s causing major nasal blockage.

Diagnosis 

Diagnosing nasal polyps is done by an ENT specialist who examines the nasal cavities using a fiberscope or an endoscope. It’s the correct diagnosis of translucent bilateral polyps to confirm the diagnosis. The specialist has to make sure if it’s because of a tumor or an infection.
In fact, the presence of polyps in the nasal cavities does not necessarily mean we are experiencing nasal polyps since polyps can manifest during other diseases including “general diseases”. Nasal polyps are not caused by allergies, and thus a diagnosis regarding allergies is necessary only as a means to diagnose aggravating factors. 

Nevertheless, intolerance to aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs should also be taken into account. This intolerance is reflected by the occurrence of an asthma attack or lip or face edema, also known as Angioneurotic edema.
Complementary exams are based on three types of exams: biological, scan and functional. 

Treatment

The treatment is mainly based on taking corticosteroids on a daily basis given by nasal spray. Nowadays, they represent the basic treatment and absolutely have to be taken daily and regularly. In case this treatment is not sufficiently efficient, corticosteroids tablets can be used, but these should not be taken foolishly as they may have secondary effects and even consequences.
In practice when, in addition to corticosteroids –based daily treatments, the use of corticosteroids tablets is far from providing the necessary satisfactory degree of comfort and quality of life, it’s advisable to go for “ethmoidectomy” that aims to open up nasal cavities and the sinus and thus ensure greater efficiency in the local treatment.

In case of associated asthma, it is imperative to treat it on a regular and efficient basis since asthma and polyps interact, and to control one, one needs to treat the other efficiently.

Consequences

Polyps and other symptoms can be without doubt controlled by systemic corticosteroids therapy.  The problem is to avoid the drawbacks of this treatment.
Indeed, taking corticosteroids tablets frequently might cause bone weakness – osteoporosis – muscle loss, fragile hair and skin, and disordered adrenal glands

Three capital notions!


  • A corticosteroids-based treatment has to be short for 10 days, two weeks are considered to be the maximum duration not to exceed;

  • Only oral medication should be taken because injectable corticosteroids often have a long duration of action;

  •  It’s the cumulative dose of systemic corticosteroids that is correlated with risk of osteoporosis. With this in mind, three treatments a year are consodered to be the maximum.
    As far as ethm
    oidectomy is concerned, it’s an intervention done under general anaesthetic at the cost of brief hospitalization.
    It requires regular rinses of the nasal cavities during the post-operative period as well as surgical care done during the coming check-ups.

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