A Surgeon Explains Deviated Septums & Sleep Apnea

A deviated septum and sleep apnea are two common medical conditions that affect your ability to breathe correctly. But are they related? Can a deviated septum cause sleep apnea? The short answer is no, a deviated septum can’t cause sleep…

A woman lays in bed, frustrated and exhausted after another poor night's sleep due to symptoms of asthma and sleep apnea.

What You Need to Know About Asthma and Sleep Apnea

Did you know that if you have asthma, you also have an increased risk of developing sleep apnea, and vice versa? Research indicates asthma and sleep apnea are indirectly connected, and each condition can potentially exacerbate the other. Although other…

A mother smiles with her daughter, able to breathe easy, and happy with the results of following the VivAer post-op instructions.

VivAer Post-Op Instructions for a Comfortable Recovery

Persistent nasal congestion can have a significant impact on your life. Whether you experience fatigue from poor quality sleep or struggle with the constant discomfort of breathing through your mouth, not being able to breathe well through your nose can…

A man wearing a grey shirt holds his nose, which is stuffy due to swollen turbinates.

Your Options for Treating Swollen Turbinates

Being able to breathe through your nose is easy to take for granted. But when structures within your nasal passageways swell and impede normal breathing, it’s impossible to ignore. Among those structures are turbinates. Swollen turbinates make your nose feel…

A woman with a sinus pressure headache holds her nose in pain.

How Sinus Pressure Headaches Happen (Plus What to Do)

You’ve probably experienced a headache before. Whether it’s a migraine, cluster headache, tension headache, or some other type of headache, none are pleasant.  Sinus pressure headaches are a common type of headache occurring in the face that many people live…

A man sits up on his bed, struggling to sleep because he can't breathe through his nose when lying down.

Can’t Breathe Through Your Nose When Lying Down?

Few things are as uncomfortable as being unable to breathe while you’re lying down. If you can relate, you might assume nasal problems are causing your breathing issues. In many cases that’s true, but other medical conditions can also contribute.…

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A Doctor Gives 4 Tips for Flying With a Sinus Infection

If you’ve ever flown with a sinus infection, you’re probably not in a hurry to repeat the experience. Flying with a sinus infection can be intensely painful, but what if you can’t avoid the trip? Can anything make the flight…

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What Is a Nasal Endoscopy and Do You Need One?

“Nasal endoscopy.” Just the words sound intimidating. Your doctor wants to put a tube... where? Fortunately, a nasal endoscopy is one of those scary-sounding medical terms that sounds much worse than it actually is. Read on to find out why,…

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4 Nasal Polyps Treatment Options and How They Work

If you know or suspect you have nasal polyps, you’re probably familiar with chronic nasal congestion and difficulty breathing. Add to that the facial pressure, difficulty smelling, and recurrent sinus infections, and many people are desperate for an effective nasal…

A person blowing their nose that is plugged with mucus.

Why Thick Mucus Has Blocked Your Nose (Plus What To Do)

Everyone experiences a stuffy or runny nose from time to time. We’ve all had the unpleasant sensation of being unable to breathe with bad allergies or a cold. But sometimes these symptoms can become chronic. Frequent nasal congestion from thick…

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…

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 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 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…

A woman sits on a grey couch, blowing her nose after taking the best antibiotic for a sinus infection.

Is There a “Best” Antibiotic for Sinus Infections?

We all know the frustration of a run-of-the-mill cold virus that turns into a raging sinus infection. The sinus headaches, facial pressure, and facial pain are no joke! So what is the single best antibiotic for a sinus infection? As…

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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Everything You Need To Know

If you've been suffering from chronic sinus congestion, it's likely that you've tried a variety of decongestants, steroid sprays, neti pots, and allergy shots. Maybe your healthcare provider has even recommended endoscopic sinus surgery. But you're just not sure. Clearing…

A doctor uses a nasal speculum to see into a reclining man's nostril.

The VivAer Nasal Airway Remodeling Procedure Explained

Difficulty sleeping. Snoring. Congestion that never seems to end. Trouble breathing through your nose while working out. If you know these symptoms well, you may have a nasal airway obstruction. Maybe you've had it so long, you didn't even realize…

A woman with tissue in hand closes her eyes and uses a nasal spray for relief from her nasal polyps.

Nasal Polyps Removal: Your Treatment Options Explained Simply

Let's face the facts: life with nasal polyps is miserable. You're constantly congested. You have frequent sinus headaches and constant facial pressure. You can't breathe properly through your nose (and so your mouth is dry on top of everything else).…

A brunette woman with a deviated septum reclines while a doctor examines her nose from above.

A Surgeon’s Guide to Septoplasty: Before, During and After

Do you find yourself constantly shifting positions at night because you can only breathe through one nostril? Does your partner complain about your snoring or loud breathing while you sleep? Or maybe your mouth is dry because you can't breathe…

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Can a Balloon Sinuplasty Fix a Deviated Septum?

If you have a deviated septum, or if you suspect you do, you might be wondering what the best way to correct it is. Can a balloon sinuplasty fix a deviated septum? Let's take a look at exactly what a…

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3 Types of Sinus Surgery (and Which Is Right for You)

People undergo sinus surgery for a wide variety of reasons, such as to help prevent or treat infection, sleep apnea, or other serious health conditions. In our ENT practice, the number one reason for the sinus surgeries we perform is…

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ClariFix and Postnasal Drip: The Complete Guide

A runny nose and postnasal drip can make your life miserable. Carrying tissues with you everywhere you go, constantly blowing your nose, people looking at you like you have the plague: it's not anyone's idea of a good time! But…

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How To Get Your Taste Back After a Sinus Infection

You've been dealing with a nasty sinus infection for a few days. It's a little annoying, but you're pushing through. Then it happens. You've been looking forward to your favorite lasagna all week. You sit down to the special meal…

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7 Reasons Your Throat Is Burning (Plus When To Call a Doctor)

Maybe the burn in your throat came on gradually, or maybe it appeared out of nowhere. Regardless of how it began, feeling like your throat is on fire is no fun for anyone. But what could cause a burning sensation…

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