A man sleeping in bed with a CPAP machine, struggling with sleep apnea.

Can Sleep Apnea Kill You? A Doctor’s Perspective

Can sleep apnea kill you? That may sound dramatic, and we’re not trying to scare anyone, but we do want to take a serious look at this common disease to help increase awareness about its impact on health. To that…

A woman lying in bed during septoplasty recovery while holding nasal spray.

How To Have a Quick and Comfortable Septoplasty Recovery

Planning a surgery is usually accompanied by a fair amount of anxiety. The thought of the procedure itself can be unsettling, but then you start to think about the recovery. Will it be difficult? Will it be painful? Fortunately, septoplasty…

An ENT doctor explains to the patient what level of hearing loss requires a hearing aid while putting the hearing aid on.

What Level of Hearing Loss Requires a Hearing Aid?

Approximately 1 in 8 people in the U.S. aged 12 or older currently has hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). With hearing loss this common, it’s only natural that…

A physician examines a patient's thyroid to see what type of thyroidectomy she needs.

The 3 Types of Thyroidectomy Explained

A thyroidectomy seems like a simple enough procedure, right? “Thyroid” refers to the butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck, and “-ectomy” means “to remove.” But wait. Once you start to research this procedure, you find out…

A ENT doctor seeing examining a patient's nose and determining if he needs turbinate surgery or VivAer.

Turbinate Surgery vs. VivAer: Discover Which Is Right for You

Breathing. When it comes easily, we take it for granted. But when something gets in the way of your ability to breathe, it affects every aspect of your life. In this post, we'll look at two common surgical options for…

A woman closes her eyes and touches her nose while areas of her face are highlighted in red to represent sinus issues.

6 Common Nasal and Sinus Issues and How To Identify Them

Your nose is an infection-fighting machine. It's a self-cleaning organ with mucus and hair cells that trap and push out the bacteria and debris from your environment. It's a filter between you and the outside world. But sometimes, that filter…

A hand holds a small blue hearing aid in its palm, representing ideas on how to prevent hearing loss.

How To Prevent Hearing Loss: 5 Tips From an ENT Doctor

Hearing. It's one of the senses we rely heavily upon to understand our world. And like most of our five senses, we never seem to fully appreciate it until it's gone. Though not all hearing loss is preventable, much of…

A woman blowing her runny nose considers the pros and cons of RhinAer vs ClariFix.

RhinAer vs. ClariFix: Which Procedure Is Best? (Or Should You Do Both?)

Is your nose constantly running, even though the rest of your body feels fine? Are you the friend everyone knows always has a tissue available? If you're experiencing a constant runny nose or mucus running down the back of your…

A person holding a card that says sleep apnea, and wondering if sleep apnea is genetic/hereditary.

Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary? How To Identify if You’re at Risk

Incidents of sleep apnea are on the rise. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now estimates that 26% of Americans between the ages of 30 and 70 suffer from some form of sleep apnea. Chances are good, then, that you…

A doctor's hands hold a hearing aid for a patient who can hear but can't understand words.

Can You Hear But Can’t Understand Words? Here’s What To Do

Some people are born with hearing deficits. Others develop hearing loss slowly over time, and still others lose their hearing rapidly. When you can hear, but you can't understand words, you may feel like the world is muffled. Maybe you…

An ENT doctor examines a patient's throat for tonsillectomy complications.

5 Tonsillectomy Complications (Plus Who’s at Risk)

Most people are a little nervous before they go in for any kind of surgery, including a tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy complications are rare, but they can happen. In this post, we'll provide information about the five possible tonsillectomy complications to show…

A blonde woman considering balloon sinus dilation holds a tissue to her nose and scrunches her eyes shut.

Balloon Sinus Ostial Dilation: Everything You Need To Know

You've experienced the misery of chronic sinus infections. Sinus headaches. Facial pressure. Congestion. You've tried all the sinus infection home remedies. You've been treated with antibiotics, saline nasal sprays, and topical steroid sprays like Flonase. Maybe you've even tried allergy…

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