Our body is endowed with five wonderful senses to connect us to the environment. These senses are the information gatherers and sentinels, which teach us and help to guard our bodies from harm. When these receiving systems perform less than perfectly, our experience of life is less complete and we are less able to discern positive and negative influences in our environment.We are all born with genetic weaknesses, and sometimes our senses are weak or impaired through no fault of our own. However, these senses can also be damaged by poor life-style habits. They can also be strengthened by the use of appropriate nutrition and health practices.
Smell and Taste
Victims of chronic sinus misery are often unaware of the effective natural remedies that can have them breathing freely again. However, discovering how our sinuses work is the first step in treating sinus problems.
Sinuses, Mucous and more
First, hairs inside your nostrils remove debris from the air you breathe. The air is further purified in eight cavities inside the head called sinuses.These cavities act as a filtering device to clear the air of micro-particles before entering the lungs. The sinuses also warm and moisturize the air for a more efficient transfer of gases within the lungs.
To Pinpoint Potential Problems
However, these “poisons” found in the mucus can irritate and inflame the sinus cavities, and provide a breeding ground for microorganisms. The irritating nature of mucus can be demonstrated by the fact that this secretion inflames the skin under your nose, making it red and sore when you have a cold. Mucus drainage can also cause inflammation of the eustachian tubes leading into the ears, which can cause the tubes to swell and close off, resulting in earaches. Mucus can also inflame the throat (sore throats) and the upper lungs (bronchitis).
Another sinus problem occurs during a rapid change in barometric pressure, which can damage clogged sinuses by internal expansion of the tissue as the pressure outside the body decreases. This occurs during airplane flights, for example. Abscessed teeth can also infect the sinuses eventually.
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