Are Allergies Making You Miserable?

August 31, 2012

Are your sinuses stopped up?  Are allergies making you miserable?  We have someone who may be able to help.

Dan Castro, MD, an otorhinolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), will present ‘Are Sinus Pressure & Allergies Making You Miserable’ on Tuesday, September 25 at Burnham Brook.  Dr. Castro will discuss how these and other physical conditions can be caused, and what options you have in addressing them. 

The program, which is free to the public, is sponsored through Senior Health Partners in coordination with Bronson Battle Creek.  A lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by Dr. Castro‘s presentation at noon.  Seating is limited.  Reservations can be made for this event by calling the seminar registration line at 877-462-2247.

Sinuses are the hollow cavities within the bones of the face.  They are lined with a mucous membrane that usually produces fluid.  When those sinuses become blocked, the normal drainage that occurs stops often causing an infection.  That’s when pressure begins to build up in the area around your eyes and nose.  

Another factor in sinus problems can arise from allergies, those things that irritate the mucous membranes.  These irritants range from mild to severe reactions, and if left untreated and result in severe headaches. 

Senior Health Partners, a community partnership of Bronson Battle Creek, CentraCare, Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, and Summit Pointe, works to expand wellness and educational offerings to senior citizens in Calhoun and surrounding counties.  

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include the county’s largest accredited sleep center and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.