Re: Post Nasal Drip origin/cause?
Vasomotor Rhinittus.. an allergic response to pollutants and irritants.. smoke, ozone aare the big ones. If you still smoke stop.
GERD and LPR reflux disease that when active can flux into the sinuses during sleep or reclined states causing sinus and throat irritation and dripping.
I have LPR and VR as well as allergies.. top it of with tonsil stones and chronically infected tonsils.. overly active turbonide membranes.. and sleep apnea.. I got the wonderful sinus roto rooter treatment.
And now.. no chronic sinus/ear infections, no bronchittus or larynghittus(sp), no sinus headaches, no sore throats no PND.
My surgery is probably not for you, but the turbonide reduction portion can help. Bilateral turboplasty can be performed and reduce the amount of membrane in your maxillary and frontal (if the have a refined enough caurterization tool) sinus membranes as well. I had the bilateral turboplasty performed first before they did the full blown sinus restructuring and membrane reduction and removal.
The turboplasty basically fries a portion of the membranes present.. they like to do 30% then if more is needed another 30% which is about half of the origianl membranes quantity present. The membranes treated in this manner will systematically grow back and you will need the procedure repeated in 7-15 years depending on your bodies ability to heal and regenerate.
Well that is my 2 cents worth.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.