How Chronic Sinusitis is Impacting Your Work Performance
June 8, 2017
At BreatheAmerica, we are no strangers to the impact chronic sinusitis makes on your day-to-day life. We’ve made our mark on this industry by providing life changing results for patients that follow our customized, gradual treatment plans (hear a first-hand account right here!).
Sadly, people often don’t seek treatment until their symptoms have become completely unmanageable. They don’t even know what a symptomless day feels like! If this list sounds familiar to you, you could be one of those people.
The everlasting runny nose, cough, and sore throat is a nuisance in itself, but, left untreated, it also leads to more serious illnesses like bronchitis, pneumonia, and meningitis. This is a recipe for PTO disaster. Your constant illness takes up most of your much-needed vacation days, and you lose opportunities to really recharge and return to work with vigor.
It’s a terrible irony: you need rest to heal your sinusitis, but your sinusitis is at its worst when you lie down. This usually results in little or disturbed sleep for those with sinusitis. And for those with chronic sinusitis, that means chronic sleep deprivation.
Chronic sleep deprivation has some pretty serious side effects including memory loss, weight gain, impulsiveness, and irritability, none of which are qualifiers for Employee of the Month.
Partially a result of the aforementioned lack of sleep and partially a result of your body’s energy being used to fight off the sinus infection, people with chronic sinusitis are also chronically fatigued, which is usually accompanied by some level of dizziness.
You probably don’t need us to tell you how negatively impacts work performance—we’ve all faced a day of work where the hours become longer and tasks more difficult because of how tired you feel.
The trademark of a bad sinus infection is the crippling headache that that its victims know all too well. While those headaches can sometimes be temporarily relieved with household pain relievers, the pressure that aches into your eyes, cheeks, nose, and even teeth is much more difficult to alleviate.
Those who experience this know—it’s really, really hard to concentrate at work when every part of your head, from the inside out, is throbbing.
Sinusitis sufferers also suffer from bad breath, because of a combination of the mouth breathing they’re having to do and the post-nasal drip that’s sending smelly bacteria through your throat.
Though this symptom isn’t as serious as the ones we’ve already listed, it’s worth mentioning because having bad breath at work can impact your self-confidence as well as others’ impressions of you, especially if you’re in a field that requires you to speak in close quarters with clients or co-workers.
Are these symptoms holding you back at work?
There really is a solution. Our specialists at BreatheAmerica start with a comprehensive understanding of every one of your symptoms to target the real, underlying cause of your chronic sinusitis.
Patients that stick to our treatment plans are finding that they are more alert than ever—and that they don’t have to always have a tissue box at their desks—all because they came to our clinics to seek treatment.
Schedule your consultation today, so that we can get you in for a personal consultation as soon as possible!