What Is a Neti Pot?
Looking very much like a miniature teapot, neti pots have been used for centuries to help relieve the symptoms of allergies and sinus infections. Today, more ears, nose, and throat doctors are suggesting their patients try using a neti pot before resorting to more invasive procedures. The Sinuses Our noses are lined with tiny hairs […]Read More
What Is Lateral Pharyngoplasty?
Snoring or obstructive sleep apnea can lead to tossing and turning all night when you’re trying to sleep. The results are: feeling tired all day long, dealing with low energy, and you’re not your best at work or school. A surgery, called lateral pharyngoplasty, may be the procedure you need to sleep better and improve […]Read More
How to Determine If My Child Has a Speech Delay
What is a Speech Delay in Children? Early mastery of speech is an important part of a child’s development. Speech is the verbal expression of language, the ability to communicate with others. This is distinct from language, which includes understanding and being understood in oral and written forms. A speech delay is a type of […]Read More
How to Determine When You Need a Hearing Aid
Do you turn up the volume on the television, struggle to hear clearly in everyday conversation, or have difficulty separating background noise from spoken words? If so, you’re not alone. Almost 36 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss caused by a multitude of factors including age, genetics, exposure to loud machinery in […]Read More
Does Spring Affect My Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by breathing interruptions during sleep. The most common form, obstructive sleep apnea, arises from physical blockages in the airway – often caused when soft tissue of the throat “collapses” while at rest. In any form, sleep apnea can contribute to snoring and more serious problems. It often reduces quality […]Read More
Am I A Routine Snorer?
Snoring can be meaningless and unimportant, but for many snoring can be a sign of a deeper and more significant problem. If you live with others, it’s easy to find out if you snore. But what if you live (and sleep) alone? How to Tell If You Snore Even if your snoring wakes you, chances […]Read More
Is It Possible to Stop Snoring Without Surgery?
What Causes Snoring? There are many risk factors for snoring, including certain health concerns or being overweight. However, most cases of snoring are ultimately caused by problems in the airway during sleep. These can be caused by blockages in the sinuses or caused by soft tissues as the body relaxes into a deep sleep state. […]Read More
Symptoms of a Facial Carcinoma
Together with oral cancers, facial carcinoma (cancer), are the sixth most common types of cancers in the world. Learning to recognize possible symptoms, can help you get the medical care you need to begin treatment as soon as possible, and hopefully before the cancer spreads. What are facial carcinomas? Facial carcinomas are cancers of the […]Read More
Is Sinusitis Genetic?
What is Sinusitis? The sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones around the nose, connecting to it via s a series of narrow passages. When the channels are properly open, it allows air to pass in from the nose and mucous to flow freely from the sinuses into the nose. Sinus function can be impaired any […]Read More
Can Stress Affect My Sinuses?
Stress can affect your health in a variety of ways, but an often overlooked part of the body that stress impacts is the sinuses. In the same ways stress causes headaches and muscle pain, it can also affect your sinus health. Stress and the Sinuses Stress can weaken your immune system, making your body more […]Read More