The Connection Between Rhinitis, Acid Reflux, Sinusitis and Asthma

So, here I’m in ENT doctors office, with cold-like symptoms: Runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose and mild fever. Can all this symptoms be related whith my Asthma disorder?

The worst part is that I had green thick mucus for 3 days now and that symptom has nothing to do with my asthma disease. I will finally going to know what causes all of this symptoms for so long in my life…

The results was: Allergic rhinitis and Sinusitis. There is definitely a connection between rhinitis, acid reflux, sinusitis and asthma, but lets take a look of all this diseases and their connections.

Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis Connection: Rhinosinusitis

The most common causes of chronic nasal congestion are allergic rhinitis “inflammation of the nose.” It happens when you breathe in something to which you are allergic: Dust, dander, insect venom, or pollen is only a fiew of the many trigers for allergic rhinitis. Rhinitis and sinusitis can make your life miserable. Recent studies by ENT doctors have better defined the association between rhinitis and sinusitis. Sinusitis is often preceded by rhinitis and rarely occurs without concurrent rhinitis.

Sinusitis and Asthma Connection:

As we know already sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, which can be acute or chronic and can be caused by infection or by allergies. If you have sinusitis your symptoms may include: Pain, Sinus Discharge, Congestion, Headache, Cough, Sore Throat and mild fever. The relationship between sinuses and lower lungs airways has been widely noted for decades. People who have asthma are more likely to suffer from chronic sinusitis and patients with sinusitis are much more likely to develop asthma. One of my theories is that Post-nasal drainage is commonly caused by rhinitis or sinusitis and the thick mucus may cause asthma symptoms.

Asthma and Acid Refux Connection:

Asthma is a disorder that affecting the airways and is caused by inflammation of the airways. is an incurable disease and symptoms may include: coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Experts say that over half of patients with asthma also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and isn’t clear why or whether one causes the other.The Connection Between Rhinitis, Acid Reflux, Sinusitis and Asthma

Acid Reflux and Sinusitis Connection:

 Acid reflux “laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)” and sinusitis, do indeed overlap. Sometimes, the symptoms of GERD can mimic some of the symptoms of sinusitis. The acid reflux causing a post nasal drip problems and as a result, sinus infection sticking in the back of throat. Sinusitis cause all the other symptoms like Sinus Discharge, Headache, Congestion, Cough and Sore Throat!

How Sinus Infections Can Cause Asthma Attack Video:

3 thoughts on “The Connection Between Rhinitis, Acid Reflux, Sinusitis and Asthma”

  1. This article explains all. I don’t understand why doctors don’t speak about these connections. I mean, sometimes you must treat both diseases to make the problem go away.

  2. There is definitely a connection between both problems. When I take PPIs or H2 Blockers, my sinusitis goes away and consequently, I have lesser number of headaches. While the opposite is true and when I do not take the PPIs or He Blockers, I suffer from sinusitis and sinus headaches that eventually turns into migraine headache.

    I have also noticed that when I have sinusitis headache, if I take an antacid in the H2 Blockers family (Zantac, Pepsid, Tagamet), my headache goes away.

    So, I have the solution for my sinusitis, but taking antacids (either PPI or H2 Blockers) for a long time might cause dementia and that is pretty scary.

    Any suggestion or solution ?


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