Are you eating right and exercising and still finding that you’re struggling with your weight? How are your sinuses? Weight gain or inability to lose weight is not often talked about as a side effect of sinusitis, but there is a connection. In this blog, we’re going to look at how the two are related.
Sinusitis, Sleep and the Weight
Good sleep is an essential component of feeling healthy and unfortunately, sinusitis doesn’t always let you get the zzzz’s you need. Here are two ways that this lack of sleep will affect your weight.
Fatigue: The congestion and headache that come with sinusitis can also make you feel groggy and irritable. And unfortunately, too often when we lack energy and are grouchy, we make poor decisions when it comes to eating or exercise. The more often this happens, the more difficult it is to get back to healthy lifestyle choices, including the ways to keep your weight at bay.
Sleep Apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a blockage in your nose or throat prevents you from breathing freely as you sleep. Sometimes sinusitis is the cause of that blockage. That said, no matter what causes it, sleep apnea wreaks havoc on your metabolism, which in turn wreaks havoc on your weight.
Side Effects of Sinus Medication
Common sinus medication definitely has its advantages, but like any type of meds, there are some downsides. Below are some examples:
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