Dr. Weeks shares the effects dairy can have on sinus symptoms.
Dairy influences the sinuses in many ways. Many patients have underlying milk or dairy allergies that they are unaware of, which in fact can lead to significant nasal and sinus congestion. Once the nasal membranes become swollen or congested, the patient is at much higher risk of developing an underlying or associated problem.
One can compare the sinuses to any other area where there’s a limited amount of space for functions to occur. When the sinus mucosa or the nasal mucosa becomes swollen, the normal functions are not able to be performed and the sinuses become impacted or congested with mucous, leading to infection. By taking dairy in a situation where a patient may have a dairy allergy, they are really predisposing themselves to developing underlying nasal congestion and further problems.
About Dr. Weeks, M.D.:
Dr. Brian Weeks specializes in diseases of the ear, nose, throat, as well as tumors of the head and neck region, including thyroid, parathyroid, and skull base tumors. He has advanced specialty training in endoscopic sinus surgery, and is a national/international leader in balloon sinuplasty surgery. Additionally, Dr. Weeks has expertise in minimally invasive surgeries of the head and neck, as well as head and neck reconstruction. His role in reconstruction of the head and neck includes management of skin cancers, facial defects and blemishes, and cosmetic imperfections. He also provides extensive knowledge in skin care, facial peels, and facial care products.