There are some cavities (empty spaces) within the face bones. These are connected to cavities in your nose. These spaces make your skull light. These spaces are called Sinuses.
Inflammation of these sinuses causes headache, face pain, thick mucus in your nose, plugged nose and other symptoms. This condition is called Sinusitis.
Sinusitis presents with headache, face pain, nasal discharges, stuffy nose, fever, loss of smell, sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, fatigue, eye pain etc symptoms.
Causes of Sinusitis
Increased intake of dry, oily, spicy, or too hot or too cold foods, and foods that are heavy, indigestible and incompatible foods cause impairment of all three doshas. Impaired Kapha (Water) accumulates in the sinuses, thus blocking the flow of Vata (Air). Impaired Pitta (Fire) causes swelling and irritation of the tissues of the sinuses. Other factors responsible for this condition are suppressing natural urges of tears and vomiting, exposure to cold or dusty and dry weather, staying awake till late in the night, and sleeping in the daytime.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
- Heaviness in the head
- Feeling of heaviness
- Blocked or runny nose