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.
Protecting your hearing is all part of protecting your overall health. We have put together the top five to protect your hearing.
1. Limit Your Exposure to Loud Noises
Environments with loud noises vary from pleasure to work. If you are working in a noisy area like a concert or work with tools such as lawnmowers you need to protect your ears with earbuds. Earbuds reduce harmful sound levels while allowing you to have a conversation.
When you schedule an annual health check, you probably don’t think about checking on your hearing. Routine hearing tests are important because hearing loss can be gradual and hard to detect. Read on to learn why you should be getting routing hearing checks.
Everyone enjoys listening to a favorite song just a little too loud now and then, but at what cost? We only have five senses, and our hearing aids us in everyday life. Take care of your ears now so that you can enjoy them to their full capacity.
For some reason, Q-tips are automatically associated with cleaning the ears. While there is a label on the packaging not to insert cotton swabs into the ear canal, many people regularly clean their ears with Q-tips. It’s important to teach your child from an early age how to use cotton swabs correctly. The ear canal is a sensitive part of the body and should not have foreign objects shoved in.