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Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)

A patient with AERD takes precautions before takings aspirin from the bottle.

Often shortened to AERD and also known as Samter’s Triad, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease is considered a ‘chronic’ medical condition that affects the body in three different ways: asthma, sensitivity to aspirin, and sinus disease (with recurring nasal polyps). In addition

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Sinusitis Can Cause Loss of Smell and Taste

A graphic depicting the five senses, pointing to the loss of smell and taste associated with sinusitis.

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 12% of all American adults suffer with sinusitis which equates to over 30 million people. If you haven’t heard of the term previously, it actually refers to inflammation

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Causes of Chronic Sinusitis

A man with arrows pointing to his nose, suggesting there are more causes of chronic sinusitis than you may think.

While many think sinusitis is a disease in itself, this isn’t exactly true. Instead, it’s used as an umbrella term because there are several causes of chronic sinusitis and diseases that can lead to this health problem. Otherwise known as

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What Are Nasal Polyps and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Unfortunately, balloon sinuplasty does not work for getting rid of nasal polyps. This is a common misconception. Why might that be? Because sinusitis has symptoms that are similar to polyps. But treating polyps is a little more complex than treating

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