At Northern Valley Allergy Asthma and Sinus, our team of experienced professionals utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and the latest medical research to provide top-tier care. We offer comprehensive testing and treatment options to accurately diagnose and effectively manage sinusitis and bronchitis, always with a focus on your unique health needs and comfort.
Health is our most valuable asset. It’s the foundation of our daily functions, and the cornerstone of our quality of life. Yet maintaining it in the face of various health challenges, particularly respiratory conditions like sinusitis and bronchitis, can often seem like an uphill battle. These ailments can affect our ability to breathe comfortably, disrupt our daily activities, and significantly impact our general well-being.
What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis, a condition affecting millions worldwide, involves inflammation and swelling of the sinuses. These are the cavities around the nasal passages that play a crucial role in filtering and
humidifying the air we breathe. When they become inflamed, symptoms such as discomfort and various other complications can arise. This inflammation often persists for a minimum of 12
weeks, despite attempts at treatment.
A Closer Look at Bronchitis
On the other hand, bronchitis refers to the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs. It manifests in two forms: acute and chronic. Acute
bronchitis often develops from a cold or other respiratory infection and is characterized by a persistent cough that produces thickened and discolored mucus. Chronic bronchitis, however, is
a long-term condition commonly associated with smoking or exposure to irritants, leading to a persistent cough.
Expert Testing and Treatment for Sinusitis and Bronchitis
At Northern Valley Allergy Asthma and Sinus, we aspire to be at the forefront of respiratory healthcare. Our dedication to this branch of conditions allows us to provide an extensive range
of testing and treatment strategies for sinusitis, bronchitis, along with various allergies. Our skilled medical team leverages technology and up-to-date medical insights to deliver precise
diagnoses. We work with each patient to create a customized,and successful treatment plan.
Sinusitis: Identifying the Cause
Our approach to sinusitis involves conducting nasal passage and sinus cultures. This process
allows us to sample the affected areas and identify the specific virus or bacteria responsible for the infection. By obtaining this precise information, we can provide targeted and effective
treatment options. Within 3-5 days of the culture, you receive a comprehensive report detailing the results. Additionally, we may use Digital Video Laryngoscopy, a procedure that helps us
pinpoint the areas of your sinus and nasal cavity where the infection may be ongoing.
Bronchitis: A Personalized Approach
For bronchitis, we focus on diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of the inflammation in the bronchial tubes. By evaluating your symptoms, medical history, and conducting necessary
tests, we identify the most appropriate treatment approach. Our team works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include medications, lifestyle modifications, and
strategies to alleviate symptoms and promote healing.
Pathogens We Test For
To provide the most accurate treatment, we conduct tests for various viruses and bacteria, including but not limited to SARS-CoV-2 (responsible for COVID-19), different types of viruses,
and bacteria strains such as:
• SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
• Coronavirus 229E
• Coronavirus HKU1
• Coronavirus NL63
• Coronavirus OC43
• Human Metapneumovirus
• Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
• Influenza A, including influenza A subtype H1;
influenza A subtype H3; influenza A subtype H1-2009
• Influenza B
• Parainfluenza Virus 1
• Parainfluenza Virus 2
• Parainfluenza Virus 3
• Parainfluenza Virus 4
• Respiratory Syncytial Virus
• Bordetella pertussis
• Chlamydophila pneumoniae
• Mycoplasma pneumoniae
• Group A Streptococcus (group A strep)
• Haemophilus influenzae
• Moraxella Catarrhalis
Respiratory Pathogen Profile
We believe in a comprehensive approach to care. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the necessary support and treatment options to find relief from
sinusitis and bronchitis. Moreover, we follow strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our patients.If you are experiencing symptoms related to sinusitis or bronchitis or would like to learn more about our testing and treatment options, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us. We look forward to helping you navigate these conditions and get back to enjoying your life. Remember,
health is a priority, and understanding is the first step in dealing with any medical condition. Trust in our expertise and let us guide you on your journey to better health.