Thanks for the article! I have chronic sinusitis for years!
Sinus Infection Symptoms and COPD
By Deborah Leader, R.N. — From about.com March 28, 2011 3,373 3 5
Many people with COPD complain that they get frequent sinus infections that make their lives miserable. In fact, there is growing evidence to support that there is a direct link between COPD and chronic sinus infections, also known as sinusitis.
Left untreated, sinus infections can cause severe complications and possibly even death. Call your health care provider if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, or any of the following:
swelling anywhere around the face or eyes
visual disturbances including dilated pupils, swelling of the eye, or double vision
personality changes including an altered level of consciousness