How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
The sinuses are inter-connected cavities in the skull that are normally filled with air. Their walls are lined with mucus-secreting membranes. Hairs in those membranes sweep out the mucus so it can drain out of your nose. But when those membranes become inflamed or infected, they block the nasal passages, keeping the fluid from draining. […]Read More
Treating Ear Infections without Antibiotics
Ear infections can be painful, and if left untreated can potentially lead to hearing loss. However, the standard treatment by many physicians is to prescribe antibiotics. Given the increasing rate of antibiotic resistant strains of viruses and bacteria, it’s best to be more conservative in the treatment of ear infections, especially since most of them […]Read More
Do You Have a Treatable Hearing Loss?
There are many reasons a person loses hearing. For some, it’s age-related. For others, it can be hereditary. Most people experience some hearing loss over time. Exposure to loud noises, either from your occupation or from going to concerts without the right hearing protection, can also lead to hearing loss. Most hearing losses are treatable. […]Read More
5 Benefits of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you might be hesitant to seek treatment because you’re worried about what that might look like for you or how it might disrupt your life. As it turns out, not treating your obstructive sleep apnea can be far more disruptive. In fact, untreated OSA can lead […]Read More
Can Tinnitus Be Cured?
Tinnitus described as “a ringing in the ears” Is a very common ear problem. For some people, the sound of the ringing is no more than a mild irritation; for others it is such a disruptive sound that it inhibits their ability to function. In addition to ringing sounds, some people with Tinnitus experience other […]Read More
Is It My Allergies or Coronavirus?
It’s that time of year – sneezing, sore throat, cough, itchy eyes, runny nose, and more. It’s allergy season. But as the litany of symptoms for COVID-19 expands, it is easy to believe that every time you cough, it is something worse. And being out in public with allergy symptoms can earn you the ire […]Read More
Is There Something Wrong with My Thyroid?
The thyroid is a large endocrine gland shaped like a butterfly located in your neck in front of your throat. The thyroid has two lobes that are situated on either side of your windpipe and connected by thyroid tissue called the isthmus. The thyroid manufactures the thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which interact […]Read More
CPAP and COVID-19
As we learn more about the novel coronavirus that has impacted every community, we are becoming more hopeful about potential treatments that will lessen symptoms as well as entering into the testing phase for vaccines. However, COVID-19 remains a very serious and potentially deadly virus, especially for people who have compromised immune systems, people who […]Read More
Does My Child Need an Adenoidectomy?
Adenoid Removal Surgery (Adenoidectomy) is common surgery to remove the adenoids. The adenoids are glands on the roof of the mouth near the tonsils, where the nose connects to the throat. Properly functioning adenoids produce white blood cells to help fight infection, but in some children, adenoids can become swollen and infected, a condition called […]Read More
Am I a Good Candidate for the Propel Sinus Implant?
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and other treatments have failed, you may be a good candidate for the propel sinus implant. What Is a Propel Sinus Implant? The Propel sinus implant is a relatively new device used in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. For sufferers of chronic sinusitis, it is a welcome innovation. Many […]Read More