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The surprising connection between your sinuses and stroke

Next Avenue, May 15, 2013

Many of us already know that sinus conditions can trigger headaches and congestion, but a new study from Taipei Medical University says the inflammation that causes the pain and pressure of a sinus infection also increases the odds of suffering a stroke. UTMB’s Dr. Meera Gupta explains that sinus infections are most commonly caused by the same viruses associated with the common cold. When a virus sets up shop in your sinuses, it produces inflammation that causes the telltale pressure around the nose and eyes.


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