Tonsils and Adenoids

Insight into tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy What affects tonsils and adenoids? When should I see a doctor? Common symptoms of tonsillitis and enlarged adenoids and more… Tonsils and adenoids are on the body’s first line of defense-our immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose at the risk… Read more »


Stuffy Noses

Insight into the many causes of nasal congestion What are the causes of nasal congestion? Are there any risks when treating congestion? Where can I find out more? Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or obstruction to nasal breathing is one of the oldest and most common human complaints. For some, it may only be a nuisance; for… Read more »


Snoring

Insight into sleeping disorders and sleep apnea Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. An otolaryngologist can help… Read more »


Smell and Taste

Insight into important senses How do smell and taste work? What causes loss of smell and taste? How are smell and taste loss diagnosed? and more… Problems with these senses have a big impact on our lives. Smell and taste contribute to our enjoyment of life by stimulating a desire to eat – which not… Read more »


Secondhand Smoke

Access to quality healthcare for children is forwarded by the availability of good healthcare information. With this year’s release of a new surgeon general’s report on secondhand smoke, the following information should beshared with patients. New Warning on Secondhand Smoke The Surgeon General released new evidence this year-July 2006-supporting the fact that secondhand smoke, smoke… Read more »


Post-Nasal Drip

Insight into treating a runny nose What is post-nasal drip? How is swallowing affected? How is it treated? and more… Glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus (one to two quarts a day). Mucus moistens and cleans the nasal membranes, humidifies air, traps and clears inhaled foreign matter, and fights infection. Although it… Read more »


Nosebleeds

Insight into care and prevention of nosebleeds What is an anterior and posterior nosebleed? How do I stop a nosebleed? Tips to prevent a nosebleed and more… The nose is an area of the body that contains many tiny blood vessels (or arterioles) that can break easily. In the United States, one of every seven… Read more »


Nose Surgery

Improving Form And Function Of The Nose Each year thousands of people undergo surgery of the nose. Nasal surgery may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or a combination procedure to improve both form and function. It also may alleviate or cure nasal breathing problems, correct deformities from birth or injury, or support an aging, drooping… Read more »


Nasal Fractures

Insight into diagnosis and treatment What is a nasal fracture? What are my treatment options? and more… Projecting prominently from the central part of the face, it is no surprise that the nose is the most commonly broken bone on the head. A broken nose (nasal fracture) can significantly alter your appearance. It can also… Read more »


Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs

You might not think your nose is a “vital organ,” but indeed it is! To understand its importance, all that most people need to experience is a bad cold. Nasal congestion and a runny nose have a noticeable effect on quality of life, energy level, ability to breathe, ability to sleep, and ability to function… Read more »