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Breathing Problems 

Breathing issues may present as chest tightness, persistent cough, wheezing, and shallow breathing. Most breathing issues are associated with lung or respiratory conditions. An otolaryngologist manages conditions of upper respiratory that can cause breathing difficulties; a pulmonologist may be referred if a lung condition is suspected. Common conditions the otolaryngologist...

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The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. Traditionally, surgery may seem like a daunting endeavor. However, if your ENT physician recommends a Balloon Sinuplasty, no need to fear! The days of long recovery are over. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment for chronic sinusitis and infections. Unlike previous...

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What Happens if I don’t Treat my Seasonal Allergies?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. As spring time rolls around, you may be excited for warmer weather. You may also dread the spring if you experience seasonal allergies. Common allergens include pollen and grass, often exposed to during warmer weather. Some people experience allergies during the Fall and...

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Turbinate Hypertrophy: Turbulence in the Nasal Cavity

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Michael Layland, M.D. Turbinates are three bony structures in the nose: the superior turbinate, middle turbinate, and inferior turbinate. Turbinate hypertrophy refers to the enlargement or growth of one turbinate structure. This can obstruct airflow in the nasal cavity, making it difficult to breath or feel...

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ENT, Sleep Apnea, and Heart Disease – Oh My!

Isn’t sleep apnea just a fancy name for snoring? NO- sleep apnea is when an individual's throat becomes obstructed or shuts down when they are sleeping. If air is not able to pass through the throat, interruptions in breathing deprive the lungs of oxygen. This increases blood pressure, increases heart...

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Nasal Polyps

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. You may have heard of polyps, but did you know they can form in your nose? Polyps are a small formation of cells. They can grow in the lining of the nasal or sinus cavity, preventing adequate airflow, therefore, causing breathing issues. Nasal...

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When a Sinus Infection Turns into Sinusitis

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. Do you feel like your cold or sinus infection just won’t go away? Do you have a headache, pressure behind your eyes, sore throat, cough, and/or facial tenderness? Then you might have sinusitis. What starts as a cold can turn into sinusitis. Other...

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Why Do You Get Motion Sickness?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. Have you ever wondered why you get motion sickness from reading in the car? Or why you feel nauseas from the swaying of the boat while others seem fine? Let’s breakdown motion sickness: Your balance system is in your ears. It can detect...

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April 11-17 is Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week during the first week in April shines a light on a potentially fatal disease. Observance of this week is led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HCNA) and supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. HCNA is a non-profit organization that works...

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5 Commonly Believed Allergy Myths – Debunked!

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Michael Layland, M.D. Allergies occur when the body sees the allergen substance as a foreign invader and reacts. Reactions to the allergen can range from mild to severe in the individual. Many believe these 5 allergy remedies will help- but we’re breaking down these allergy myths....

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