Georgetown Ear, Nose & Throat Blog
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 Georgetown ENT.
You may not be aware that the quality of your sleep is related to your heart health. We have all heard about getting enough exercise and consuming a healthy diet to lower our risk for heart disease, but we doubt you are aware of the serious risks associated with untreated sleep apnea.
Because tonsils were removed so frequently in the past, many people think they serve no purpose. To the contrary, our tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which helps us to avoid infections and aid in the fight against viruses and bacteria from entering our body. The tonsils themselves can become inflamed, infected, and swollen, and there are at least 10 reasons why.
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is quite common in many adults today, especially those who have attended loud concerts over the years. And while noise is a common cause, it is certainly not the only one!
There are few things worse than waking up and feeling a throbbing pain in your ear.
Is there a bug in there? Do I have an ear infection? Is my ear falling off?
Some of these questions may be warranted (and some not so much), but here are a few home tips that might help you get rid of that pesky aching feeling.
You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy!
…or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies?
We all know the problems related to a sore throat. A scratchy, irritated, and burning feeling leads the chorus of symptoms, and swallowing may be nearly impossible.
If it seems ear infections are more common in the summer, it’s because they actually do occur at bit more frequently.
Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted many times during the night as one sleeps. Whether you know you suffer from sleep apnea or you suspect you might, keep reading to find out why and how sleeping on your side can ease sleep apnea symptoms plus its risks and causes.
We often think of Spring as the single worst allergy season, but would it be shocking if we said this is not always true? The Fall season offers a lot of positives, but it also offers its own fair share of allergens, which may make it a particularly difficult time of year for some.