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Sinus Relief Now: The Ground-Breaking 5-Step Program for Sinus, Allergy, and AsthmaSufferers Paperback – December 5, 2006
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When I first started seeing an ENT specialist years ago for my sinus problems, I purchased a couple of books on the subject of sinusitis. When I mentioned this to my doctor and asked a couple of questions that showed a bit more knowledge of the subject than most people had, he frowned and had a worried look on his face. He then commented that having only "a little bit of knowledge was dangerous". I therefore appreciated the comments by Dr. Josephson in his new book entitled "Sinus Relief Now- The Groundbreaking 5 Step Program for Sinus, Allergy, and Asthma Sufferers". He stated: "If your
physician responds negatively to your newfound knowledge or is obviously uncomfortable working with a patient who is well educated about his or her disease, it's another clear signal that it's time to move on" (and find another doctor). I wish I had had this advice at that time, as the doctor eventually performed my first sinus surgery, caused me immense pain, and he didn't improve my situation at all.
It should be mentioned at this point that Dr. Josephson is a well known and highly regarded ENT specialist and surgeon. He has several times been on New York magazine's "Best Doctors" list. He has been an expert commentator on many local and national television programs, and he is the Director of the New York Nasal and Sinus Center. I personally believe this book should be part of the home library of anyone who suffers from what Dr. Josephson calls CAID, or Chronic Airway-Digestive Inflammatory Disease.
In the U.S. alone this includes about 70 million people who suffer from sinus disease, asthma, allergies, reflux diseases GERD and LRPD, as well as sleep problems like snoring and sleep apnea. Dr.Read more ›
I'm a patient of Dr. Josephson and he strongly encourages patients to read this book so I read it. Before reading my review, I recommend you first read the best review I could find, written by Walt Ballenberger who is founder of PostNasalDrip, "a resource web site for sinusitis sufferers like himself". You can find the review at the following links: [..] Ballenberger's review identified a number of questions which were unanswered in his book. By talking with Josephson in person, I was able to get answers for some of them.
The book doesn't explain the tradeoffs of laser vs. traditional cutting instruments. Before Josephson, I saw an ENT who recommended laser to lightly cauterize the turbinates in order to reduce their tendency to swell when inflamed (the scarification reduces the membrane's elasticity). Dr Josephson is not a proponent of laser except in certain cases. Although a laser is self-cauterizing and therefore reduces bleeding, it causes heat damage to surrounding tissue (more than the damage caused by a cutting instrument) and instrument setup adds time/cost to the procedure. Only where the decrease in bleeding outweighs these costs is use of a laser justified (e.g. when the patient has many small polyps). I didn't ask him but I'd imagine that the thermal heat injury would likely cause more damage to mucus-producing goblet cells and mucus-transporting cilia cells than cutting tools.Read more ›
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Excellent piece of work. This book is what I have always been looking for. The Dr. is very articulated and explicit. I highly recommend it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ramon Fernandez
"I had a great experience with the seller. I will purchase this product again in the future when I use up the items I purchase and need to buy replacements ! :) "Published 9 months ago by Dan G.
I got this book from the libary along with "The Sinus Cure" from Bruce and Grossan. Both books were valuable to me for one main reason - both recommended nasal irrigation. Read morePublished 22 months ago by PBC
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There is some good information in this book. It was basically the first place that suggested that you digestive track effects your sinuses and vice versa. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Donald Perella
If you're going to buy this book, I don't recommend the Kindle version. The diagrams are very hard to read and understand. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Chess Master
This doctor confirmed what I've heard here and there over the years from other doctors and from my own research. Read morePublished on October 16, 2010 by KadyOne