There are two distinct issues for those who suffer from sinus disease as well as other chronic illnesses. First, you need to know if your seemingly unrelated chronic illness is actually causing your chronic airway - digestive inflammatory disease (CAID). Second, you need to know if the treatments you are following for your chronic illness are compatible with the treatments and remedies for CAID. For instance, people with immune disorders (such as systemic lupus), with immunologic deficiencies (including AIDS), or who are taking immunosuppressants as a form of cancer treatment all have special needs regarding sinus disease.
Many different disease processes can cause CAID, including im - munologically based disorders. As we discussed in category 1, the sinuses are intimately involved in controlling the body’s immune functioning. The mucus that the sinuses secrete is rich in various chemicals and enzymes as well as immunoglobulins. Different diseases, and the medications used to treat them, may impair the body’s immune system or decrease its ability to secrete this mucus with normal immunologic function, leading to sinus dysfunction. These disorders, including diabetes, can predispose people to sinus infections.