Dec 17
Balloon Sinuplasty
17 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: admin
Patients suffering from sinus disease have often heard from friends or family about traditional sinus surgery that was painful, required extensive nasal packing and significant time off work or school. After hearing these stories, it is understandable that one would avoid sinus surgery. Fortunately, balloon sinuplasty offers significant improvement in sinus disease, with minimal to no pain, no packing and minimal recovery time. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the lining of the paranasal sinuses. Sinuses are air-filled pockets that drain into the nose. When these drainage passages are narrow or swollen shut, fluid fills up in the sinuses, which then…
Nov 14
Nosebleeds
14 Nov, 2014. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: admin
A bloody nose can range from a mere annoyance to a frightening event leading to an emergency room visit or even a prolonged hospital stay with possible surgical intervention and blood transfusions. Minor nosebleeds are quite common and can be caused by nasal trauma, picking the nose, nasal and sinus infections, allergies and even prescription nasal sprays. Nosebleeds are far more common in the cold winter months, as drier air leads to nasal dryness. Older patients, and those on blood thinning medications, are at greater risk for severe bleeding. When it comes to nasal bleeding, an ounce of prevention is…
Nov 13
Your Hearing: Use it or Lose it
13 Nov, 2014. 1 Comment. Uncategorized. Posted By: admin
We have all heard the phrase “use it, or lose it” as it pertains to muscle strength and even mental agility. This had led to a society that values exercise at the gym as much as exercising our brains with crossword puzzles and various mental challenges, to slow the aging process. But how does this relate to hearing? Over time, and through the normal course of aging, many of us experience a decline in hearing. This is most often a gradual process that we adapt to, until a loved one begins to complain that the TV is too loud, or…