Sleep Disorders Caused by Vertigo
When your ears have problems, you may not only suffer from hearing loss, but you will also experience other related deficiencies as well. In fact, you may experience sleep disorders because of the interrelated functions of your ears, nose and throat.
One of the ear problems that can affect the quality of your sleep is vertigo. It is difficult to have this condition because when you lie in bed, you will feel as if the whole world is going round in circles. When you have vertigo, the simple act of lying in bed will be frightening. Continue reading
Ruptured Eardrum Symptoms and Treatments
A ruptured ear or perforated tympanic membrane occurs when a tear or hole appears in the eardrum, separating the middle ear and ear canal. If this occurs, your middle ear becomes susceptible to injury and hearing loss. While some ruptured eardrums heal quickly, others require treatment or surgery.
Ear pain is the most common symptom and may be accompanied by bloody, pus filled or clear drainage. You will also experience some degree of hearing loss, hear ringing sounds or feel vertigo, resulting in vomiting and/or nausea. It’s very important you see a doctor because the inner and middle ears are very delicate and susceptible to disease if not treated. Continue reading
Non Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms and Treatments
Nonallergic rhinitis is a medical condition characterized by a drippy or congested nose. It is similar to hay fever in some respects, but unlike the latter there’s no allergic reaction here. Nonallergic rhinitis can affect adults and children, but the condition is more common among individuals over 20. Continue reading
Nasal Polyps Symptoms and Treatments
Nasal polyps are growths that appear on the nasal passage lining or sinuses. Although they are noncancerous, they can still be painful at times and if left untreated could result in complications. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat the condition, and it’s easy to recognize the symptoms. Continue reading
How to Treat Swallowing Problems
Your body is composed of many systems that are working together. Since these systems are all encased in your body, if one system malfunctions, the other systems will also be affected.
Diagnosing Swallowing Problems
If you are continually experiencing swallowing problems, you need to determine the root cause. The right person to help you verify what really causes your condition is an ENT doctor. He has the education and training to properly diagnose and recommend the right treatment for all kinds of swallowing problems. Continue reading
Breathing Problems Due to Deviated Septum
There are ENT related problems that cause breathing difficulties. When your nostrils and your adenoids are enlarged, you are likely to have sleep apnea. Nasal polyps can also trigger breathing problems. One of the least known activator of breathing difficulties is deviated septum. Continue reading
Why You Need An ENT Specialist
An ENT specialist is a medical provider who specializes in the treatment of ears, nose and throat problems. If not for ENT specialists, people who are experiencing hearing loss, difficulty in breathing, sleep apnea and so forth will not be able to live normal lives. They provide the right evaluation and diagnosis of the ENT problem and prescribe the right medical procedure or treatment in order for the patient to live as normal as possible. Continue reading
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Ear Problems
Are you in the habit of ignoring your ear problems?
Maybe these problems just resolve themselves away so you feel no need to ask an ENT specialist. But that’s courting disaster. If you do this every time you feel something is wrong with your ear, your problem will grow worse, and you just can’t solve it by medicating. Continue reading
Difficulty Swallowing: What Can I Do?
Difficulty swallowing is medically referred to as dysphagia. It often indicates a problem in your throat or your esophagus. This condition is most common in older adults and babies, as well as in individuals with a nervous system disorder. There are many reasons why people have difficulty swallowing. Some are harmless and others require medical attention. If you only experience it once or twice, then it probably doesn’t merit a visit to the ENT doctor. But if you experience it frequently, it may mean you have a serious problem and you should see an ENT doctor as soon as possible. Continue reading
Deviated Septum Overview
There is no such thing as a perfect nose. In fact, majority of people have noses that are a bit crooked. Some of them are bad enough that they may need a deviated septum surgery, which is a procedure where the septum (center of the nose), is straightened.
People with severely curved noses are excellent candidates for surgery. Yet many of us don’t really know we have this problem. The condition, if left untreated, could lead to breathing difficulty and sleep apnea, which may be life threatening. Continue reading