It’s very common now to hear that “I have a sinus problem”. But do you Know sinus is not an issue , sinus itself is a normal structure in and around the nose of man. So sinus is not a problem as they are the air filled cavities around the nasal passages.

The problem arises when the sinus becomes inflamed or swollen because of that mucus getting trapped in the sinus cavity and causing pain. Commonly affected people complain about the pain over eyebrows, headache and heaviness in and around the cheeks. They may feel dizzy, feeling full of head and face or heavy headed on stooping down. Mucous or phlegm coming into the back of the throat.

Sinusitis is a common disorder but remember that the other sinus related health problems are similar as nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer. 

The process of diagnosing sinus disease is long and frustrating. Before the treatment it’s essential to understand the “What are the causes of sinusitis”. Is there any respiratory infection or anatomical variation or benign/ malignant disease?

Diagnosing these conditions in time is crucial for better treatment and prognosis.

Only complete multidirectional evaluation of sinus condition reveals the most effective treatment plan. While a medical history review and physical examination by a healthcare professional are essential, imaging tests play a significant role in confirming the diagnosis and determining the extent of the condition. Ganesh Diagnostic Centre offers one stop solution for all your diagnostic needs. If you want to get an X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI test, choose Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre as your diagnostic partner. 

Overview of Sinus Disorder

Sinus disorder encompasses a range of conditions affecting the sinus cavities. These disorders can cause discomfort, breathing difficulties and impact daily life. 

The type of sinus disorder depends on the duration of the infection and its cause. 

Types of sinus disorders are:-

  • Acute Sinusitis- It develops due to inflammation which is often triggered by the infections, common cold, allergies or pollutants.
  • Chronic Sinusitis- Persistent inflammation lasting for extended periods, sometime due to underlying issues.
  • Sinus Headaches- Pain and pressure in the head due to sinus inflammation.
  • Nasal Polyps- Non- cancerous growths within the nasal passages or sinuses.
  • Allergic Rhinitis- Inflammation triggered by allergic reactions, leading to symptoms similar to sinusitis.
  • Fungal Sinusitis- Sinus infection caused due to fungus can be more severe than others. There are several types of fungal sinusitis. It usually develops due to a weak immune system. 
  • Bacterial and Viral Sinusitis- There are millions of viruses and bacteria that can cause sinus infection. And its symptoms like stuffy nose, runny nose and facial pain last more than 10 days.


Common Symptoms of Sinus Disorders

  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Nasal congestion or blocage
  • Headaches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Coughing and post nasal drip
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste
  • Lumps or mass on the roof of your mouth or any loose upper teeth
  • In benign and malignant lesions , it may cause change in vision or restricted eye movements. 
  • Metastasis may occur in the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Diagnosis and Imaging Techniques

Accurately diagnosing sinus disease is crucial for effective treatment. 

Imaging tests play a very crucial role in sinus disorder disease. Ganesh diagnostic offers a low price of CT scan in Delhi and various other diagnostic tests like X-rays and MRI scans at an affordable cost.

Role of Imaging Test in Detection of Sinus Disorder-

  • X-Ray: Through X-Ray for sinus disorder is less common due to the limited detail it provides compared to CT scan and MRI. There are various kinds of X-rays used to detect the sinus such as PNS X-Ray scan and OPG.
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography): This diagnostic imaging test provides detailed images of the sinus in 3-D.
  • CT Scans are particularly useful in identifying sinus blockages, polyps, structural abnormalities and the severity of inflammation. It assists healthcare providers in determining the most appropriate treatment plan for the patient.
  • MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging): MRI scans use magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the sinuses. MRI provides for additional information, especially for evaluating soft tissue abnormalities and detecting the complications in early phases.

Don’t Ignore Sinusitis

If any one is suffering from sinusitis and it’s not improving, It’s important to consult with the doctors. Untreated sinus disease may cause severe complications that make an individual unable to breathe and may cause permanent damage to the ability to smell and vision. The Diagnostic centre in Delhi offers a comprehensive range of laboratory and imaging tests for diagnosing the related conditions.