NASAL CONGESTION INFORMATION

Facts

Facts

Sinuses are the air-filled spaces connected to your nasal passages.
When nasal passageways become blocked due to swollen tissues, excess mucus can cause nasal congestion and sinus pressure.8

Causes

Causes

Nasal congestion and sinus pressure can have many causes. A cold or flu can cause the membranes lining the nasal passages to become inflamed and irritated. The nasal passages produce excess mucus in the attempt to flush out whatever is causing the irritation, this results in swollen tissues causing nasal congestion.8

Nasal congestion can be related to a number of causes, including:9

  • Common cold or flu
  • Sinus infection
  • Hay fever or allergies
Treatment

Treatment

Keep your nasal passages and sinuses moist, e.g. by:8

Prevention

Prevention

Keep your immune system in top form, e.g. by:9

  • Maintaining a robust immune system
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating habits

  1. WebMD. Treating Nasal Congestion and Sinus Pressure. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-11/sinus-congestion [accessed 13/04/2015
  2. Mercola.com. The Hidden Perpetrator of Sinus Infections - Found in 96% of Mayo Study Participants. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/12/cool-and-less-humid-air-decrease-nasal-congestion.aspx [accessed 13/04/2015]