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Sleep apnea can be incredibly difficult to diagnose, as those who experience the condition are not actually awake when they are experiencing their primary symptom - their breathing intermittently stopping during sleep. While awake, people with sleep apnea may experience daytime tiredness, headaches and snoring , but these are the symptoms of thousands of other illnesses, some of which are

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You might have noticed an issue with your hearing. This could either be a deterioration in your ability to hear or it might even be hearing noises that aren’t actually there. Both could be signs of serious issues, and if you speak to a hearing care provider, they might advise you get a hearing test . Here’s when you should

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Many different organs communicate with the brain, helping it better understand the position and movement of your body. When these signals are thrown off, it can affect your sense of balance. Vertigo is a balance disorder closely related to your ears, meaning that your ear, nose and throat doctor is one of the most effective partners in both finding the

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Sleep apnea is a strange condition; one that occurs in the middle of the night, when those who experience it are unaware of what is happening. The hidden nature of sleep apnea makes it incredibly difficult to diagnose, with people with the condition left to try and identify the condition via symptoms they experience primarily in their waking hours when

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Your adenoids are a mass of soft tissue located behind the nasal cavity. They are used to filter out germs that pass through the mouth or nose. These adenoids also produce antibodies which help fight off infection. If these become infected, you may require adenoid surgery. The infection can cause both swelling and inflammation, and while it does affect children

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If you visit an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist for chronic issues related to your throat health, there is a chance the professional might say you need to undergo tonsil surgery . While this is a common surgery, knowing what to expect will help to ease your nerves in the days leading up to the surgery. 1. Some pain

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An ear, nose and throat specialist has to treat many different conditions when helping their patients. If you’ve never been to see one of these doctors in the past; you might like to learn a little more about the type of issues ENTs can solve, and when you need to get in touch with them. With that in mind, this

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Sinus surgery is the go-to method to help you treat sinus pain and sinusitis, especially when it fails to respond to medical treatment. Your ear, nose and throat specialist may put you forward as a candidate for sinus surgery if you’ve been diagnosed with sinusitis and it’s not reacting to any medical treatments within three months. In this case, it’s

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Snoring is one of the most common conditions that ENT doctors treat every day. There are plenty of solutions out there, from medications to nasal strips, and everything in between. If all the other treatments don’t work, then surgery will be suggested as a final recommendation. While this may sound scary, snoring surgery is nothing to worry about. It’s often

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An ENT specialist will focus their attention on various problems regarding the ear, nose and throat. There are many things one of these specialists can treat, more so than most people expect. Furthermore, it’s beneficial if you see one of these doctors to treat specific conditions as they know the best ways to handle them. Speaking of which, here are

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