Sinusitis Dizziness – Another Sinus Problem


There is a whole array of symptoms related to sinusitis, and they are all different but each is medically important. Individuals complain of pressure in the head, loss of hearing, stuffiness, a post nasal drip, a scratchy throat and in some cases – dizziness. So what brings these on?


The skull is filled with small air pockets around the nose, forehead and cheeks. These are known as sinus cavities. A sinus infection occurs when these pockets get filled with mucus that is unable to drain properly. This can be due to a virus, allergies or a bacterial infection.


But dizziness is not generally the result, but if the infection should get to your ears, which wouldn’t be uncommon, it can affect the vestibular system, thus making you dizzy. If you are having dizziness, you should see your doctor to get some antibiotics as an inner ear infection can get worse if left unchecked.




Experiencing sinusitis dizziness is a huge problem in any aspect, for any reason. It is a state of physical unsteadiness or lightheadedness. It is the brain that tells the body what direction it is pointing and moving. A complex interaction of several different systems makes up your sense of balance. It is the inner ears that monitor directions like turning, forwards and backwards, side to side and up and down movements. Your eyes monitor where your body is in space such as upside down and right side up. The skin receptors like the joints and spine monitor whether the body is down and touching the ground and the muscle and joint sensory receptors monitor which parts of the body are moving.


The brain and the spinal cord, which make up the central nervous system, process all of the bits of information to make coordinated sense of it all. When the central nervous system receives conflicting messages fro the four systems, you experience dizziness.


Dizziness is not something that can be overlooked. It can tamper with daily life and cause the symptoms of a sinus infection to be exaggerated.


Esther Smith, author

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