Most of us have experience tinnitus at one point or another. Tinnitus is a ringing in the ear that only the sufferer can hear. And while it may seem obvious that it is coming from the inner ear, the truth, is in fact, much more complex.
Having a child in pain can be heartbreaking to watch, even more so when they exhibit symptoms we may be unfamiliar with. Complaints of dizziness and nausea for short periods of time can be confusing, and we don’t think of children as having issues with vertigo.
There are different causes of headaches that separate them into two categories, primary or secondary. A primary headache affects a pain-sensitive structure in the brain. A secondary headache is something such as inflammation of the sinuses. Here are three things to know about sinus headaches.
We learn a lot of things throughout our lives. Going to school, reading books, watching informational television, and, sometimes, even surfing the Internet are all strong influences in our education. We learn science and history and English and math--but, outside of the classroom, when we don't even know we're learning, we are constantly picking up bits of information about life. One area in which we can all claim moderate expertise, even if we've never picked up a single textbook, is health.
Anyone who has had a sinus infection can attest to its pain and the productivity it delays. Now imagine you were constantly having congestion, headaches, and sinus pain. Chronic sinusitis is when sinus cavities are inflamed for up to 12 weeks with no relief even after treatment attempts. A consultation with an ear, nose, and throat (ent) doctor can help you find a treatment for your symptoms.
As Fall begins, we are well into the beginning of the school year. As kids come together so does the sharing of germs. Bacteria on common surfaces can lead to coughs and sore throats. It is impossible to avoid being in a condensed area with illness present, but there are ways you can help protect your child. Here are five tips to get you started:
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by the continual interruption of breathing during sleep. A person with sleep apnea can stop breathing hundreds of times a night. Repeated interrupted breathing can lead to the brain lacking oxygen.
Sleep apnea can affect anyone, but males, those overweight, and people over 40 are more at risk. Speaking with an ear, nose, throat (ENT) doctor is the best way to diagnosis symptoms that may be due to sleep apnea.
The first thing we think about when we hear the word ‘ear’ is hearing. We associate our ears with listening to sounds. In addition to hearing, we can also associate the ears with balance, our throats, and our nasal passages. Our ears are an intricate part of the body working hard to protect others organs while providing one of our five senses.
Continue reading to learn how the ear works and how it is affected by colds, allergies, and more.
Hearing loss is the partial or total inability to hear. If you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves or are listening to the TV at a high volume, you may have some form of hearing loss. While anyone can experience hearing loss, if you have diabetes you are at greater risk. Read to learn how diabetes and hearing loss are linked.