Author: Surgical Associates Northwest

How Does An ENT Specialist Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is also known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This common condition presents a problem while sleeping since patients cannot breathe in enough oxygen. In practical terms, it is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. Most people associate snoring with OSA, but that is not really the problem; it is just a symptom. OSA needs to be treated, so how does an ENT specialist treat sleep apnea?

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Causes Of Sinusitis You Might Not Be Aware Of

You come down with a nasty cold and before long it develops into an even nastier sinus infection. Your head pounds and feels like it’s going to explode. Your first reaction is “oh, this happens every time.” But for you and the other 37 million Americans who suffer from this problem, there are many other causes of sinusitis you might not be aware of.

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8 Simple Solutions to Hearing Loss

When someone cannot hear properly, they can be thought of by others as rude or standoffish if they don’t answer a question or provide a comment on the conversation. There are many reasons someone may suffer hearing loss, such as their age, having been in combat, or an illness when they were young. Fortunately, many mild hearing issues can be easily treated by the specialists of Surgical Associates Northwest.

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Does My Child Need To See An ENT?

Well, kids are kids. They jump in mud puddles, come home with scratches, bumps and bruises, and sometimes with a runny nose and a sore throat. Their pediatrician, or mom, can handle most of the scuffs and bruises, but if the runny nose and sore throat become a more common occurrence, a specialist might be needed. Does your child need to see an ENT? Let’s look at some of the common reasons when it would be beneficial.

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