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If you are due to undergo septum surgery , you are likely feeling a sense of trepidation about what you will experience. In an effort to alleviate any nerves you may be experiencing, below, we have put together a simple guide to what you should expect from your procedure and its recovery period. Your doctor will advise on the right

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It has been found that most headaches are caused by ear, nose and throat problems. For that reason, it only makes sense that an ear, nose and throat doctor be your first port of call when you have recurring or severe headaches. Here are some examples of the different kind of headaches they can treat. Migraines Migraines are a particular

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A tonsillectomy is the official name for a tonsil surgery that involved the removal of scarred and infected tonsils . The tonsils sit in the back of the throat, just behind the visible tongue, and they serve to help fight infection. When the tonsils become infected, the infections stop responding to antibiotics and the tonsils are more infected than they’re

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted while they sleep. This means that the entire body (including the brain) fails to get enough oxygen due to the repeated pauses in their breathing. Treating sleep apnea usually involves positive airway pressure. This can treat moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea, but only around

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If you suffer from frequent headaches, you may want to consider visiting an ear, nose and throat doctor to have your symptoms evaluated. However, most people have no idea what headache treatment they can expect from an ENT, which can range from medication to surgery depending on your condition. Treating tension-type headaches If you have a band of pain or

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Tonsil surgery, also known as a tonsillectomy, is a procedure carried about by ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists and is designed to remove a patient’s tonsils . A similar procedure, adenoidectomy, is used to remove the adenoids, a gland in young children that produces antibodies that help to fight infection. The purpose of these two procedures is to reduce

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Septum surgery is a procedure carried out by ENT doctors to fix a deviated septum. It involves making small incisions into the nose, straightening out the septum, and stitching everything back together. Successful surgeries will completely get rid of a deviated septum and all the problems that came with it. If you’re keen to know more about this procedure or

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Adenoids are small clumps of tissues at the back of the nose and on the roof of the mouth. These can’t be seen by simply looking at someone’s mouth, but they are part of the immune system and create antibodies to help fight infections and viruses that enter your child’s body. Adenoids will slowly shrink and disappear as we get

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Nasal obstruction is a very general term referring to any blockage in the nose that causes problems with breathing. The difficulty breathing can be from one side or both sides of the nose. The most common cause of nasal obstruction is nasal polyps. Nasal polyps­­­ are not cancerous. They are grape-like growths of inflamed nasal tissue in the nasal passages

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There are many types of headaches; and different headaches have different causes.  As such, tension headaches, stress headaches, migraine headaches and sinus headaches should be treated differently. Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses. Inflammation keeps the sinuses from draining properly and this causes pressure to build-up. The pressure causes the pain. An occasional sinus headache can usually

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If you have symptoms that affect your ears, nose and throat, your first port of call may be your primary care doctor. In many cases, mild symptoms and temporary health issues can be treated without seeking specialist help, but if symptoms persist or the illness is more severe or advanced, seeing an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor is advisable.

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, which is characterized by episodes when you stop breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is not the same as snoring, but loud snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea . How is sleep apnea diagnosed and what are the symptoms? Many people may assume that they don’t need medical treatment because snoring is a

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If you’ve been reading about hearing loss, you’ve probably come across the term Ménière’s disease. Although the disease doesn’t just affect hearing, it’s often brought up when we talk about hearing loss because the effects of the disease are a result of what’s going on in the auditory system. According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a 2008 study

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Nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis can go hand in hand.  They are some of the most common reasons a person is treated by an ear, nose and throat doctor. Groundbreaking research indicates that ENTs will now have a potent new weapon in their arsenal of treatments. Nasal polyps and sinusitis problems Nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis reduce the quality of

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Anytime you go to a doctor for the first time you may feel a little anxious or nervous. That is perfectly normal. Most people don’t like the unexpected. Consider this a crash course in what your first visit to an otolaryngologist , or ENT is like. Here’s what you need to know. Prepare in advance When you visit a medical

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