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Our endocannabinoid system is made up of a complex array of receptors. These receptors are found throughout parts of our digestive system, specific areas of our brain, and most importantly, our immune and nervous systems. Activation of these receptors, either via cannabinoids like CBD or endocannabinoids produced internally, causes a range of biological effects. One area that cannabinoids have shown some effectiveness is in the reduction of inflammation.
Cases of sinusitis are well into their millions and typically affect adults, although cases of children with sinusitis do exist. Some instances can last several months, but the condition is considered to be acute rather than chronic. Those who suffer from chronic sinusitis are classified as having the condition for longer than 90 days, or recurring within a 10-day period.
What is the link between the endocannabinoid system and sinusitis?
This reduction has been observed in the inflammatory response caused by aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). AERD is a chronic medical condition that includes asthma, sensitivity to aspirin, and sinusitis. The study found that activation of CB2 receptors linked to the ECS lead “to decreased type 2 inflammation”. The researchers went on to add that suppression of the CB2 receptor may be related to airway inflammation in AERD. Despite the potential shown by the results of this study, the researchers were quick to acknowledge that additional studies were needed to validate the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the treatment of AERD.
In the majority of cases, antibiotics are used to treat acute sinusitis. If the condition becomes chronic, then topical steroids and even surgery may be used to try and drain the sinuses. With issues surrounding the persistent use of antibiotics on the rise, researchers have been looking at alternative means of treating sinusitis. Given that inflammation is a key mechanism in both the onset and treatment of sinusitis, the endocannabinoid system has become a critical focus due to its influence on our immune and inflammatory systems.
Many people are all too familiar with how it feels to have sinusitis as the condition is, unfortunately, widespread. This swelling of the sinuses causes a buildup of mucus that puts pressure on the sinus cavities. Depending on where the buildup occurs, the pain may result in strain around the eyes, headaches, swelling, or an inability to breathe through the nose. Sinusitis is the result of an infection, either viral or bacterial. Fungi-induced sinusitis can also occur, but this is usually the result of an underlying allergy that develops into sinusitis.
However, the question of whether prescribed antibiotics help or hinder the human body is still up for debate. We tend to forget that antibiotics not only kill bad microorganisms that threaten our health, but also beneficial microorganisms. They wreak havoc on the “good” germs in the body, and could be responsible for the proliferation of certain diseases in today’s society.
Similar to acute sinusitis, chronic sinusitis also inflames and swells the cavities around your nasal passages, with symptoms lasting three months or longer—despite treatment attempts. Sufferers of chronic sinusitis may experience a swollen face and sore eyes along with headaches and breathing issues, as it interferes with drainage and causes mucus buildup. It may be caused by an infection, but growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or a deviated nasal septum are also triggers of this condition. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:
WHAT CAUSES SINUSITIS?
Affecting millions globally, whether viral or bacterial, in most cases sinusitis is chronic in nature and caused by infection. This painful condition occurs when there is an inflammation of tissue in the sinuses, with persistent mucus secretion or stagnant mucus accumulation. A healthy, normal sinus is usually filled with air; but when it’s blocked, bacteria and germs can develop that cause infection. Sinusitis causes a great deal of discomfort and can be exacerbated by allergies or failure to seek timely treatment.
Sinusitis can cause pain in the nose, face, throat, ears, and head; cannabis helps relieve pain in those who respond well to it. It’s an analgesic, so it has the power to relieve nerve pain, headache pain, muscle pain, and can even provide relief for treatment-resistant pain.
Cannabis has been found to be effective in reducing chronic inflammation and at curtailing the pain associated with inflammatory-related diseases.