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Recognize Conditions that Require Sinusitis Surgery and the Risks

Sinusitis surgery is an operation performed to treat inflammation of the sinuses. This operation is done by cleansing and removing sinus blockages, thus allowing sufferers to breathe freely and free from headaches due to sinusitis. Not everyone who has sinusitis, must undergo a surgical procedure. Sinusitis surgery is only done in cases of sinusitis that cannot be treated only by administering medication. Conditions that require sinusitis surgery In addition to sinusitis that cannot be treated with ordinary medicines, there are several other conditions that allow you to perform sinusitis surgery, namely: Recurrent sinusitis. The presence of nasal polyps or sinus polyps. Sinusitis is caused by a fungal infection. Sinus infection that spreads to the bone. Structural abnormalities in the nose or sinus cavity. Chronic sinusitis that accompanies HIV disease. In addition, sinusitis surgery is also needed if someone has sinus cancer. This cancer is classified as very rare and mo

Understanding the Various Causes of High Monocytes

Monocytes are a type of white blood cell. These cells function against several types of infections, get rid of damaged cells and tissue, and enhance the body's immunity against foreign objects. Therefore, the number of monocytes that are too high, can be an important indicator of a health disorder. The standard number of monocytes in healthy people is quite diverse, ranging from 1-10% of the total circulating white blood cells. This figure is equivalent to 200-600 monocytes per microLiter of blood. Causes of High Monocytes The condition of too many monocytes in the body is called monocytosis. Monocytosis can be a response or a sign of a number of conditions, namely: Infection Various infections due to bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi can cause high monocytes. For example tuberculosis and mononucleosis (infection due to Epstein-Barr virus). Cancer High monocyte conditions are often associated with several types of cancer, especially blood cancer, such as leukemia an