Sinus infection or polyps should not be taken lightly. Sufferers can experience tremendous pain when sinus symptoms are emerging. Sinusitis disease can become chronic and it triggers protein compounds.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found a protein causes a chronic sinusitis and polyp. The protein is vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).
When the sinusitis symptoms appear, will appear irritation and swelling in a long time in the nasal passages. While the growth of polyps is a condition of excessive sinus tissue and close the nasal passages, causing difficulty breathing. These conditions will cause headache, pain and infection if left in a long time.
“When the condition of chronic sinusitis and polyps in a state of chronic, the patient is not breathing through nose, but through mouth. They will experience shortness of breath and face looked red and swollen,” said dr. Jean Kim, assistant professor of Departments of Allergy and Immunology Alinical at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United State, as quoted from MSNBC.
Kim and researchers then analyzed the sinuses tissue in patients with chronic conditions. They concluded that there is VEGF, a protein that stimulates the growth of blood vessels that trigger cell growth causes polyps.
According to researchers, the discovery of a protein target of the treatment is to be performed on the patient, through intensive therapy. So far, to overcome the polyp, the patient underwent sinusitis surgery to remove tissue that grows. Sometimes steroids are also administered orally, to overcome the difficulty of breathing, but it has a pretty dangerous side effects.