Posts by Kim Meyer:

Could Balloon Sinus Dilation Put an End to Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a troubling condition that affects millions of people. A step up from snoring, OSA is characterized by pauses in respiration. A person with this condition may snore very loudly for a time, then go silent. The pause in breathing can last several seconds and may occur up to dozens of […]


Are Your Symptoms a Sign of Nasal Polyps?

Spring is upon us and there are so many flowers in bloom, most of us are not surprised by their fragrance in the air. If you can’t seem to smell the rejuvenation of Springtime, it could be that your nasal passages are obstructed by polyps. Nasal polyps are small grape-shaped growths that not only dampen […]


Snoring | St. Louis sinus center

When Someone You Love Snores

Snoring is one of the most common sleep habits we hear about today. On television and in movies, the habit is often portrayed as comical or annoying. We can see this attitude about snoring translated into real-life situations. To perceive snoring as nothing more than a funny or frustrating situation could be a mistake. Snoring […]


Balloon Sinuplasty: Here’s What You Need to Know

Balloon sinuplasty is a beneficial procedure that can help people snore less and breathe easier. The in-office treatment has been well-studied through the years, providing us with clear answers to patient’s common questions. Here, we answer the questions that stem from misinformation and that many are afraid to ask. Is the balloon left in the […]


Is Nasal Irrigation Good or Bad?

Nasal irrigation is the practice of pouring a saline solution into the nasal passages to filter out allergens and mucus. For people with rhinitis, the practice may be quite soothing. However, recent cases of amebic meningoencephalitis have many people second-guessing the value of nasal irrigation. Amebic meningoencephalitis is a very complicated thing to say. It’s […]


Sinusitis / Sinus Infections

Headaches May Be Caused by Something Other than Tension

Headaches are a common complaint among adults of all ages. Often, this troublesome condition is believed to be caused by tension and is treated with over-the-counter medication. Headaches can have other origins, though, including various problems occurring in the ears, nose, or throat. If you experience frequent or persistent headaches and don’t find much relief […]


Snoring | St. Louis sinus center

Causes of Chronic Snoring

Think you don’t snore? You’d probably be wrong. Most of us snore now and then. Studies suggest that nearly half of the population snores on occasion. However, most people aren’t bothered by their slight noise. It’s only about 25% of people who snore regularly and, shall we say, intensely. Loud snoring on a nightly basis […]


Allergies St. Louis, MO

We Have an Innovative Fix for Chronic Rhinitis

Postnasal drip. Sneezing, An itchy nose. Congestion. These common frustrations may be mistaken for allergies. However, allergies are only one reason that these nasal symptoms may develop. Described as chronic rhinitis, excessive mucus secretion, congestion, and other manifestations of inflammation don’t have to disrupt daily activities. If you feel more comfortable having a box of […]


Sinusitis May Not Look Like You Expect

Each year, millions of Americans struggle with the discomfort of sinus inflammation or infection. Some people refer to sinus problems as a cold, sinus infection, or sinusitis. Clinically, there are a few ways that this inflammation is described. Acute sinusitis may last no more than 4 weeks, subacute sinusitis can last up to 8 weeks, […]


Sleep Apnea: How it Affects Health and How to Spot It

Sleep apnea is a relatively common problem that is often described as a sleep disorder. In actuality, sleep apnea is closely tied to the ear, nose, and throat. If you’ve read or heard anything about sleep apnea, you may relate this condition to loud snoring. There’s much more to it than that. Sleep apnea can […]


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