The maxillary sinus is a paired nasal sinus, which is involved in the formation of nasal breathing, smell and resonates during the formation of the voice.
From the inside, it is lined with a thin mucous membrane, poor in blood vessels and nerves. That is why diseases of the maxillary sinuses can be asymptomatic for a long time.
It is interesting
The maxillary sinus got its name thanks to the English anatomist and physician, Hymor Nathaniel, who was the first to describe the maxillary cavity.
Useful foods for maxillary sinuses
- Pumpkin, carrots, and bell peppers. They contain carotene, which is responsible for the normal blood supply to the maxillary sinus mucosa.
- Cabbage. Able to normalize the outflow of mucus from the maxillary sinuses. In addition, it binds toxins well.
- Beet. Just like cabbage, it is famous for its cleansing properties. In addition, it has a hematopoietic function.
- Seaweed. It contains organic iodine, acts as a prophylactic agent, protecting the body from inflammation of the maxillary sinuses.
- Dried fruits: raisins, dried apricots, dates. A good source of organic potassium, which is responsible for cellular fluid balance and mucus composition.
- Chicory. Strengthens blood circulation and metabolic processes in the maxillary sinus.
- Herring, cod. Contains beneficial acids, thanks to which the nutrition of the sinus mucosa improves.
- Rosehip. Contains a large amount of vitamin C, which is responsible for the normalization of the activity of the maxillary sinuses.
- Rowan. Due to its bitter taste and the substances it contains, it is able to normalize the excretion of mucus from the maxillary sinuses.
- Apples. Contains pectins that bind pollutants with success. They cleanse the sinus cavity well.
For the prevention and treatment of problems associated with maxillary sinuses, a properly selected diet is very important. It is advisable to eat fruits and vegetables fresh, boiled, steamed and baked. Protein foods, cereals on the water are also useful.
Restriction of mucus-forming foods (milk, potatoes, flour foods) in food is an excellent prevention of sinusitis. In addition, vegetable and fruit fasting days are useful (about 1 time per week). In some cases, it is advisable to carry out daily fasting.
Sports activities, hardening of the body, clothing for the season have a beneficial effect on the health of the whole body and maxillary sinuses as well. It is very important not to overcool, to avoid colds. A strong immune system will help you quickly cope with any ailments!
The floor of the maxillary sinus is located very close to the roots of the upper teeth. Sometimes the roots grow inside the sinus, and any inflammation associated with them can spread into the sinuses. Therefore, it is very important to carry out dental treatment in a timely manner.
Folk remedies for cleansing and normalizing the work of the maxillary sinuses
- In the off-season, it is advisable to use a tincture of one of the immunomodulatory plants. Tincture of Eleutherococcus, Echinacea, Schisandra chinensis and other plants that increase the body’s defenses are suitable.
- As a prophylactic agent, the method of light tapping on the bridge of the nose has proven itself well. The phalanx of the index finger should be tapped for 2 – 3 minutes. Then rest for 5 – 20 minutes and repeat. Do it at least 2-3 times an hour. As a result of this action, gas exchange in the sinus is accelerated and its blood supply improves.
- To cleanse the mucus from the maxillary sinuses of yoga, it is recommended to rinse the entire nasopharynx area with saline solution – 1 teaspoon per 400 ml. You can also use sea salt for the procedure.
- In chronic sinusitis, warming up the area of the maxillary sinuses is useful. A sauna, a steam bath with medicinal herbs and hot sand bags on the sinus area will speed up the healing process.
Harmful foods for maxillary sinuses
- Strong meat and mushroom broths – contain proteins that can disrupt the normal flow of mucus.
- Radish, mustard, horseradish, cilantro – irritate the maxillary sinus mucosa
- Alcoholic drinks – cause spasms of blood vessels, which impairs blood flow to the sinuses.
- Milk, butter. It is a mucus-forming product. It is not recommended to consume in large quantities.
- Flour foods, potatoes. In combination with milk and butter, it leads to excessive mucus formation in the maxillary sinuses.