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It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can experience a nosebleed (or epistaxis). They’re more prevalent in younger children and the elderly and for the most part, a nosebleed isn’t a serious ailment and they can be treated at home. Here’s the thing, though, suffering frequent nosebleeds is miserable. When nosebleeds happen, they should be easy to cope with,

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Finding the right health care professional in any discipline can be a case of trial and error. The more you research, the more you find and that can make the pool widen and the choice for a new ear, nose and throat doctor one that is rather difficult. An otolaryngologist is the medical term for an ear, nose and throat

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Other than a lumpy and uncomfortable mattress, pregnancy or feeling generally achy in the muscles, sleep should be easy to come by. You should be able to set up a comfortable sleep space that makes you feel warm, toasty and ready to sink into a deep sleep cycle that sees you through until the morning. You should be waking up

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Septum surgery, also known as septoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed by an ear, nose and throat doctor . Little is known about this kind of operation so, below, we’ll explore the reasons septum surgery is necessary, what it entails, and what the signs are that it may be the right choice for you. Why do people need septum surgery?

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To ensure the best possible treatment for a variety of conditions and problems, a pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor may be the ally that you need. Ear, nose and throat problems can encompass a wide range of issues particularly common to children. From extremely loud snoring to sore throats and hearing loss, a pediatric ENT doctor is here to

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Balloon sinuplasty , also known as BSP, is a procedure for patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain. It’s a highly effective way to deal with sinusitis and comes with few risks, making it a popular way to deal with the condition. It’s not as invasive as other procedures that can be carried out on the nose, and it’s a

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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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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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