Your sinuses make up your upper respiratory tract from your nose all the way to your throat. They are located in your forehead (known as the frontal sinuses), your cheekbones (known as the maxillary sinuses), and behind the nose...
Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting the lungs, and is defined as chronic inflammation of the airway which causes difficulty breathing. To date, an estimated 3 million Canadians suffer from asthma. Who Gets Asthma? While asthma is more common in childhood...
Arthritis. Colitis. Pancreatitis. Tonsillitis. Sinusitis. All very different medical conditions with very different symptoms, but all having one thing in common: Inflammation. The ending of each of these conditions, -itis, is the medical term that is used to describe...
With this year’s wildfire season being one of the worst that British Columbia has seen, it’s no surprise that there is an increase in respiratory-related illness – especially among children and seniors. To make matters worse, anyone who has...
One of the worst things about allergies or the common cold is the nasal congestion that’s often associated with them. When you can’t breathe through your nose properly, you’re eager to find relief. Unfortunately, the relief that you do...
Symptoms of common colds and sinus infections can be very similar. For example, both may result in nasal congestion or runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches, fever, cough and fatigue. However, sinus infections also come with a few symptoms of...
We have 3 membranes that cover our brain and spinal cord, which are known as the meninges. When these membranes become inflamed, this is known as meningitis – a condition that affects as many as 1 million people worldwide...
Nasal congestion is often a symptom that we develop as a result of having a virus such as the common cold or flu. However, these particular viruses are not the only reasons why nasal congestion occurs. It can also...
When Canadians think of inflammation, we often think of it as damage to the body that causes pain and swelling, and even infection. While this is true to a certain extent, inflammation is actually the body’s natural response to...
Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet – also known by its medical term “edema” – is a condition that develops as a result of having too much fluid buildup in your body tissue. While it’s usually considered a...