Those who have had infrequent sinus headaches cannot even imagine having one everyday. The painful symptoms and pressure in your eyes and face are excruciating. Maybe you have chronic sinusitis, or is it something else?
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Call them baby boomers, seniors, old hippies, or deadheads, they all have something in common — they attended concerts in the early days of rock, and thought nothing of the giant speakers blaring out guitar music. Maybe you were one of them, and maybe you have some age-related hearing loss. It is certainly not the only reason many seniors are hearing impaired, but it surely contributed to it. Let’s look at some other causes and what you should know about age-related hearing loss.
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It seems logical that a professional singer might lose their voice or even an auctioneer, but why do I keep losing my voice? Let’s attempt to answer this question.
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Do you frequently suffer from chronic sinus infections with fatigue, nasal congestion, pain and pressure in the face and eyes, thick discolored drainage, bad breath, and coughing? These are just a few of the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. If this is you, Surgical Associates Northwest may have already recommended an in-office balloon sinuplasty: Continue reading “In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty: What To Expect Before And After”
Dogs may be known as “man’s best friend”, but not when they wreak havoc with your allergies. Here’s what you need to know on handling pets and allergies.
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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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Hearing is one of our five valuable senses and if suddenly you couldn’t hear sounds or voices clearly, you would obviously be upset. You notice others with hearing aids and now you wonder if that will be you soon. Let’s investigate why you might be experiencing muffled hearing.
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If you are lucky, over the counter medications help with your sinus issues. You know, the stuffiness, headaches, and post nasal drainage problems. Those unlucky people who get no relief from OTC products can suffer for years with chronic sinus infections, but how do you know when surgery is needed?
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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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