Malaika Arora Khan has been under the weather for the last three weeks and now it has become so bad that she has decided to go in for surgery for acute sinusitis. The actress has always had a deviated septum, which causes the problem. She has lived with the condition since childhood but it has gotten so bad in the last two months that she has no option but to get surgery.
From bad to worse
The bada pardah's Munni has been travelling a lot in recent times. She has been to Bangkok, Hyderabad and Udaipur and shooting non-stop for her dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. She had no time to go to a doctor. In the last week it got so bad that she lost her sense of hearing and voice completely. She stopped meeting people over the last two days as she couldn't hear anything or talk."
Now her ENT specialist has advised that she have the operation without any further delay. Says a close close to Malls, "She was to attend an event by Vishal-Shekhar in Delhi today but had to cancel it. She has been advised against air travel as air pressure aggravates the condition. The pollution in Mumbai and dust on the sets she shoots for are also some of the reasons her sinus has become so bad."
Apparently Malaika is still in two minds. The source adds, "She's told her specialists that she would like to do some alternate healing treatment like homeopathy before she takes a final call. Malaika earlier had done an Art of Living course a few years ago and had got completely cured. But the fact is she might have to go for an operation soon as her condition is worsening."
Malaika admits, "I might be having an operation soon, according to what my ENT specialist recommends."
Endoscopic sinus surgery - also called endoscopy or sinoscopy - is a procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses. These blockages cause sinusitis, a condition in which the sinuses swell and become clogged, causing pain and impaired breathing. The procedure can relieve nasal blockages, relieve facial pain, improve breathing and improve sense of smell and taste. Acute sinusitis is most commonly caused by common cold. Common causes of acute sinusitis are bacteria, allergens and fungal infections.