When the season changes many people suffer from sinusitis, you get pain in the forehead, between your eyes and even an upper teeth ache. Your head hurts, you feel stuffy, and congested. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses and it can become filled with fluid, germs, and fungi that cause infections.
Over 30 million Americans suffer from this and normally people get nasal decongestants, antibiotics, or even steroid treatments, but now there’s something better.
The Vent-Os is a device that is very tiny, about the size of a grain of rice and when it’s implanted in the sinus, it sucks up fluids and opens the blocked sinus passage in 60 minutes. The procedure can be done right at the doctor’s office with topical anesthesia. The capsule is inserted in the sinus opening and it expands from 3mm to 5 mm over the period of 60 minutes. Once an hour passes by the Ven-Os system is removed.
This procedure is recommended for those patients whose symptoms are not that severe or require surgery. Many patients that have suffered from long-term sinusitis are often prescribed steroids or antibiotics and after you’ve used them for a long time, you can develop side effects such as toxicity or bacterial antibiotic resistance.
The Vent-Os device has been cleared by the Federal Drug Administration, it has successfully helped about 95% of patients that used the procedure. Even a year after they went through this procedure, they continued with clear sinuses and no adverse events took place during the insertion or removal of the device.