The sinuses are interconnected hollow cavities within the bones that make up the face. The largest ones are located under the cheekbones and in the centre of the forehead. The inside of the sinuses is lined with a soft, pink tissue called mucosa. Normally, the sinuses are empty except for a thin layer of mucus. These cavities help to lighten the skull, give resonance to the voice, and moisten the air we breathe.
Sinus congestion occurs when the mucosa in the sinuses becomes inflamed – this is called sinusitis. It does not necessarily mean sinus infection, but Sinusitis correctly defined is sinus inflammation, which causes the mucosa layer to swell up and excessive amounts of mucus to be generated. This creates a build-up of pressure inside the sinuses causing discomfort and pain.
AND DO NOT FORGET FUNGUS
If the cause is an infection - there may be fever, fatigue and body aches.
Mainstream medicine treats sinusitis with decongestants, steroids and antibiotics. While there are a time and place for these medications, they also have potential negative side effects, and they don’t address the reason for your symptoms. Unless you’re able to resolve the root cause of your sinus congestion it’s common for symptoms to reoccurred or for medication to be needed on an ongoing basis.