Most people know the thyroid gland exists, but few know what it does. Although small, this tiny gland impacts every cell in your body — it’s no wonder things can go seriously wrong, even when minor thyroid problems arise.
Do you have a dull, sharp, or burning pain in one or both of your ears? This type of discomfort often indicates an infection. But what do you do if it becomes a persistent problem? Keep reading to learn more.
Do you have postnasal drip or a nose that seems to run constantly? These are just a few signs of sinusitis. But what do you do if it becomes a chronic problem? Learn how to spot this issue and what can provide relief from your symptoms.
Several sinus problems can interfere with your ability to smell and even breathe. So how do you know when it’s time for surgery? It depends. Keep reading to see if surgical intervention is right for you.
Reaching for a cotton swab to clean your ears is tempting. But wax serves an important purpose, cleaning your ears this way can cause more harm than good. Here’s why you should leave this sticky substance alone and when to see a doctor.
Throat polyps may not be life-threatening, but they can still cause uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, a throat and voice evaluation can help set you on the path to identifying what’s behind these growths so you can find relief.
Do you have persistent head, face, nose, or sinus problems? A nasal endoscopy gives your doctor a closer look at these areas, thanks to a thin tube with a camera on the end. Keep reading to see what to expect and how to prepare.
Do you have swelling at the base of your neck or a scratchy voice? These are just two signs of a goiter. If you have this relatively common problem, here’s what could be triggering your symptoms and why you shouldn’t ignore it.
Do you live with persistent inflammation, drainage, or pain and tenderness in your sinus area? PROPEL® implants can help resolve chronic sinusitis symptoms by promoting healing where you need it most — your sinus tissues. Keep reading to learn more.
Do you have chronic ear infections? Are you struggling to sleep or breathe? These are just a few signs of an adenoid problem. Keep reading to learn more about these tiny glands and when they should get removed.
Do you or someone you love wrestle with chronic or recurring ear infections? These types of infections can cause pain and discomfort and even put your hearing at risk. Keep reading to learn about this persistent ear problem.
Are you spending more time in the water or struggling with the humidity this summer? It doesn’t have to leave you with a painful and itchy ear infection. Keep reading to learn how to beat the heat while avoiding this common problem.
Routine hearing exams are not only important for monitoring your hearing, but they could also lead to the discovery of an underlying condition. Read on to see what your doctor can find during a hearing exam.
Vocal problems can hinder many aspects of everyday life, from basic communication to swallowing. If you’re noticing changes in your voice or pain in your throat, read on to see how an evaluation can help.
Does it sound like rocks are rattling when you talk? Do you have a bump on your throat, or pain when you swallow? Find out what health conditions affect your voice and throat, what to watch for, and when it’s time to see a specialist.
If you’re like many people, you probably don’t even think about your throat until it’s sore or you have a cold. But, there are some health conditions to be aware of. Learn why an evaluation of your throat can reveal more than you might think.
The winter season brings plenty of germs with it, and sinus infections can lead to nasty toothaches. Before you head to the dentist, consider whether your toothache is really rooted in your teeth. Or does the issue lie with your sinuses?
The recurrent acid indigestion that comes with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s damaging. Find out what persistent GERD can do to your throat — and why you should take steps to prevent it.
When your thyroid is not working correctly, you can experience many negative consequences, such as depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and other symptoms. Proper treatment can help restore thyroid health and minimize these symptoms.
Sleep apnea is not just annoying, it’s a potentially dangerous condition that can actually result in cardiac arrest. Don’t hesitate to get tested and discuss all of the options to correct this serious issue.
Do you find yourself unable to hear what people are saying in a busy restaurant? Are you worried your child may be having difficulties with hearing? A simple hearing assessment can shed some valuable light.
Are spring breezes resulting in a rush of sneezes? If you’re tired of a runny nose and watery eyes every time you go outside, try these tips for reducing pollen exposure, preventing allergy flare-ups, and treating symptoms.
Chronic sinusitis is often misdiagnosed, underdiagnosed, and challenging to treat. If you think you’ve run out of options for getting relief, talk to us about balloon sinuplasty, an effective treatment for chronic sinusitis.
Are you curious about allergy shots but wondering how long they take to work? There's a very important reason that allergy shots take longer to relieve symptoms than allergy meds. Find out what it is and how long allergy shots take to work here.
Has your child been plagued by painful, distressing ear infections throughout the first months and years of their life? These ear issues can interfere with the development of language if left untreated, and it may be time for you to consider tubes.
The signs of sleep apnea can be very subtle. In fact, many men and women have apnea without even realizing it, leaving them at greater risk for serious medical problems. Learn the signs you should be looking for so you can get the treatment you need.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a minimally invasive procedure with quick recovery times and fast, lasting relief from chronic sinusitis. This is why many patients prefer BSP over traditional sinus surgery. However, not everyone is a candidate for BSP.
Your child blasts the TV and has to be called multiple times before they come to dinner. Sure, kids rebel and drag their heels, but that may not behind your child’s behavioral changes. These and other signs may indicate it’s time for a hearing test.
Immunotherapy can’t cure your allergies, but it may eventually make you forget you have them. Discover the benefits of immunotherapy and how it can put your allergies in remission and may prevent new ones from developing.
When it’s summer, kids live at the swimming pool — as well as, with many of their parents. However, life in the water can lead to a painful condition known as swimmer’s ear. Read on to learn how to avoid this summertime damper.