What Are Winter Allergies?
Winter isn’t a season you often associate with allergies, but they can be just as prevalent for people who are subject to allergies. You aren’t bothered by the pollens that are normally the cause of summer allergies, but there are plenty of indoor allergens that tend to increase in intensity because your home is closed […]Read More
How to Determine If You Have Chronic Sinusitis
When the tissues inside your sinuses become inflamed and blocked, for long periods of time due to swelling and mucus buildup, you may have chronic sinusitis. What Is Chronic Sinusitis? A common condition, chronic sinusitis (also called chronic rhinosinusitis) occurs when the sinuses (the cavities around your nasal passages) become inflamed and swollen for 12 […]Read More
Best Time to See An Allergy Doctor
Coughing, sneezing, runny eyes, and itchy nose can all be signs you have allergies. Some people can control their allergy symptoms with over-the-counter medicines, but some people need professional medical care for allergy symptom relief. If you think you may have allergies, consider seeing an allergy doctor who can test if you do and also […]Read More
How Do Allergies Develop?
Allergies are very common, and they can cause everything from annoying symptoms to a potentially life-threatening reaction. What are Allergies? Your immune system’s job is to defend your body against dangers such as bacteria, viruses, or toxic substances. But if you have an allergy, your immune system mistakenly reacts to an otherwise harmless substance that […]Read More
Do I Need Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)?
About 30 million people in the US suffer from chronic nasal congestion, drainage, fatigue, headache, pain, pressure, sneezing and headaches from chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) annually. CRS symptoms can lead to substantial physical and emotional impairments which lower quality of life. When you’re suffering from persistent inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses […]Read More
How to Avoid Ear Infections
What Are Ear Infections? An ear infection is any type of infection that takes place within the structure of the ear. There are three major types of ear infection: Inner Ear An inner ear infection causes intense pain, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. It is often difficult to determine whether these symptoms correspond to a true […]Read More
Parathyroid Disorders vs. Thyroid Disorders
What Are Parathyroid Disorders and Thyroid Disorders? Thyroid disorders usually occur due to excessive or insufficient release of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones come from the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located in the lower neck. These hormones are responsible for a wide variety of functions, including metabolic processes. No matter whether there’s too much or too little […]Read More
When Is Tonsil Removal Surgery Recommended?
Tonsil removal surgery is a very common procedure that can be performed for a variety of different reasons. What Is Tonsil Removal Surgery? Tonsil removal surgery is commonly called a tonsillectomy. It’s a surgical removal of the tonsils, which are two pads located in the back of your throat. Although your tonsils are part of […]Read More
Choosing the Right Hearing Aid for You
Why Would Someone Need a Hearing Aid? The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) estimates about 48 million Americans, roughly 20% of the country’s population, suffer from some degree of hearing loss. There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. For the sake of this article we will focus on the […]Read More
How Common Is Hearing Loss?
As you age, there is a possibility that you can have some degree of hearing loss. In fact, roughly half of adults in the U.S. who are at least 65 years old have some form of hearing loss. Although this generally cannot be reversed, there are steps you can take to hear better. Who Gets […]Read More