Simon I. Angeli, MD
Location and Office HoursUniversity Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine
1120 NW 14th
Miami, FL 33136
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How do nasal polyps affect the sinuses?
Sanford Health answeredNasal polyps are usually your body's reaction to an adverse event that manifests themselves as bulges in the lining of the nasal tissue. Polyps pose several problems but most often are associated with reduced airflow through the nose when you take a nasal breath or they may swell and block the sinuses from draining properly. While they can often be treated with sprays and/or medications, in some situations, surgical intervention is necessary to remove the polyps.
What are mucous membranes?
Mucous membranes are tissues that line body cavities or canals such as the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum and vagina. Mucous membranes produce a thick, slippery liquid called mucus that protects the membranes and keeps them moist.
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How does air pressure affect my sinuses?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredYour sinus cavities are just that, spaces in your head filled with air and sometimes fluid. When the outside air pressure drops, the air trapped inside your sinuses wants to escape, putting pressure on your head and causing pain. The easiest way to tell if sinuses are causing your head pain is to press on them to feel if pain is localized there.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
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