What exactly is a sinus?

Sinusitis is the most common chronic medical condition in India today. This disorder of the upper airway i.e. Nose and Sinuses affects millions of Indians and can lead to debilitating pain and a decline in the quality of life thus become economic burden to the society.

We developed this concept to effectively tackle the complex problems of sinuses we see on a daily basis, with a comprehensive approach. Dr. Gouda Ramesh ENT Centre -Hanamkonda, Warangal brings innovation to our patients before it becomes available to the general public.

First, let’s get to the individual pairs of sinuses. As we stated earlier, there are four pairs in all. These are:

1. Frontal sinus (in forehead)

2. Maxillary sinus (behind cheeks)

3. Ethmoid sinus (between eyes)

4. Sphenoid sinus (deep behind the ethmoids)

It is rather surprising but there is no clear consensus on the primary function of sinuses in our bodies. Some of their accepted functions are relative weight reduction of the front part of skull (remember, sinuses are hollow and filled with air), air-conditioning and humidification of air that’s breathed in, giving added resonance to voice, and lending mechanical rigidity.