Protecting Your Hearing When You Are a Musician
A musician losing their hearing is a tragic thought. Not only is making music difficult when you can’t hear (not everyone can be Beethoven!), but the rest of your life is negatively affected as well – everything from work to family time can suffer. If you are a musician, there are some things you should […]Read More
Do You Need a Tonsillectomy?
Your parents and grandparents may have had their tonsils removed whether they were having problems or not. Nowadays, tonsils are not taken out unless there is a very good reason. Here is some more information on tonsils and tonsillectomies, and how one may help you. Why are tonsillectomies performed? A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure […]Read More
What Are Thyroid Nodules?
If you have had shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, or – perhaps most worrisome – strange bumps on your neck, the problem may be thyroid nodules. The good news is that most thyroid nodules aren’t serious, and very few are cancerous. Here is some more information about thyroid nodules, the problems they can cause, and […]Read More
The Psychological Effects of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is much more than difficulty hearing – there are also serious psychological effects that can result. If you are losing your hearing or love someone who is, you should be aware of these effects. Here are just a few things that a patient with hearing loss is dealing with – have you noticed […]Read More
Does Honey Work to Prevent Allergies?
If you suffer from allergies, you are no doubt tired of living with them, and you have probably tried just about everything you can think of to get rid of them. The latest “buzz” says that honey may be the answer for people who suffer from allergies – but is this true? Health effects of […]Read More
Should You Get a Hearing Aid?
Long ago, if you had hearing loss, there was not much that could be done – you just had to live with it. Nowadays, however, there is no reason why you should suffer with hearing loss and all of the bad things that come with it. If you think you may need a hearing aid, […]Read More
What Can Cause Ear Pain?
The ear is a tiny thing, but when it hurts, it hurts big! If you’ve ever had an ear infection you no doubt remember it (and the pain) clearly. But how can you be sure if your ear pain is an ear infection or something else? There are actually several reasons your ear may be […]Read More
Many people have allergies in the spring, but for some people, fall can be just as bad (or worse). Here’s the low-down on fall allergies, where they come from, and how Lakeside Allergy Ear Nose and Throat can help! What allergens are there in the fall? Some may wonder what there is to be allergic […]Read More
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