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Know the Common Signs of Sleep Apnea so You Can Get the Help You Need

Sleep apnea affects as many as 22 million Americans. It is concerning not only because it is so prevalent but also because it masquerades as chronic snoring. Many more people may have sleep apnea than are diagnosed because people aren’t even aware that they need medical care for their snoring problem. Here, we point out …

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Do You Understand What’s Happening with Your Sinuses?

Sinus symptoms are quite common. They are among the top ten diagnoses made by primary care physicians. Regardless, many people don’t understand what is happening with their sinuses when symptoms do occur, nor how they need to be handled. Here, we’ll discuss some common questions that should be considered. Do sinus symptoms always indicate infection? …

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Balloon Sinuplasty May be the Magic You’ve Been Hoping For

An occasional sinus infection is an annoyance. For those who suffer chronic sinus infections several times a year, it can feel difficult to engage in seemingly minor activities. The sinuses are relatively sensitive. Infection here can cause tenderness around the eyes, nose, cheeks, and forehead. It can be difficult to breathe well due to congestion. …

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What is Sublingual Immunotherapy and Who Can Benefit?

Allergy symptoms are often managed with over-the-counter medication. However, this approach does not achieve the best results for every person. When medication does not sufficiently control allergy symptoms, a specialist may recommend immunotherapy. Historically, immunotherapy has been referred to as allergy shots. It is important to recognize the value of sublingual immunotherapy as well. Given …

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Do I have Chronic Sinusitis?

Sinus problems can occur for several reasons. When the sinuses present symptoms more often than not, though, we may diagnose a person with chronic sinusitis. Because this term has become more familiar in recent years, many patients ask us if they have chronic sinusitis at their very first visit. It is also one of the …

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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 …

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