Sinus disease is a common part of cystic fibrosis. Many of us need to have the chronic infection in our sinuses cleaned out and the polyps removed at some point in our lives. I personally have had 4 or 5 sinus surgeries in my life (I've lost count honestly). This type of sinus infection clean-out and polypectomy is called a FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery). I recently had a FESS done in December, plus a septoplasty. I needed a septoplasty because my septum had deviated to the point where it was occluding parts of my right sinus. Interestingly, the bone of the upper septum had ballooned out so that it looked quite deformed on CT-scan (but didn't aesthetically look unusual from the outside). When the surgeon went in to scrape it down, he remarked to me that the bone in there was like spongy mush; very unusual. I wonder if it is a sign of osteopenia. I don't know why else this would have happened. Maybe the infection/inflammation had effected the bone? I don't know.
Mica is a clinical herbalist specializing in addressing issues related to cystic fibrosis, severe respiratory diseases, nutrition and digestion, diabetes and blood sugar disregulation, immune disregulation, and much more. Through their own personal experiences with chronic illness, they are passionate about empowering people to take charge of their own health with natural, holistic, and integrative approaches. Please ask questions or share what's worked for you!
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