Chronic sinusitis can be fatal for senior people!

Sinusitis is a condition of the sinuses that increasingly upsets more people, regardless of age. But, as we grow older our organism is becoming more fragile and weaker, therefore a chronic sinusitis can have fatal effects if the infection reaches areas near the eye or the brain.

seniorsSinusitis is an infection caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria or fungi that grow inside the sinuses and form temporary blockages, some simple, others more solid, which cannot be destroyed easily. These infections cannot be transmitted from one person to another. The people are experiencing sinusitis only when they begin to show and facial pain or headache.
The perfect way is if a doctor treats sinusitis in its incipient phase. If it is not diagnosed and treated in good time, complications of sinusitis can cause serious health problems, which may even end in death.

Symptoms of sinusitis include intense pain, headache, even on the face, the sensation of pressure, quite strong fever, discolored nasal fluid, sensation that the nose is always full, improper nasal breathing, sore throat and coughing.

In case you have the following complications you must undergo an emergency treatment:

  • Headache, fever and swollen skin  on the frontal sinus may indicate an infection of the frontal bone. Usually this complication is specific only for children.
  • Swollen eyelids and infection of the dental socket may result from ethmoid sinus infection. Fever is one of the reasons that can aggravate the condition. A person with this infection may lose the ability to move the eyes with ease, which over time can lead to blindness.
  •  Ethmoid or frontal sinusitis may also lead of blood clotting on the sinus’s surface, in the front and center of the face. Symptoms of infection may be similar to the dental socket infection, plus stiff and dilated pupils. Usually, in these conditions both sides of the face are affected.
  • If one is going through a period of change in personality, which manifests with headaches and alternates with viral problems or sinusitis, the infection can spread to the brain (cerebral infection) which might lead to coma or even death.

If you understand the risks you are exposed if you do not treat in time the sinus condition, you must consider buying an elderly life insurance if you want to financially protect your loved ones. Please do not forget to visit our website to get life insurance quotes for seniors!