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Making sense of treatment options for sleep apnea

By editor
June 20, 2017
sleep apnea

The diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea remains one of the more complex algorithms in medical therapy.   The ways to diagnose sleep apnea have been covered elsewhere in this blog well as other articles. We will focus on treatment options for this particular article. Before we discuss the treatment options, it is important to...  read more

Contract a Summer Cold? Effective Strategies for Soothing Your Symptoms

By editor
June 1, 2017

[The following is a guest blogpost from Sachs Marketing Group.  The opinions expressed within are strictly those of the guest blogger.  There is no financial relationship between Sachs Marketing Group or any of its affiliates and Dr. Namdar.] Few things are worse than sitting inside the house sniffling on a beautiful summer day. Although it...  read more

Your postnasal dripping may not be a drip or even related to your nose

By editor
April 23, 2016

Many patients complain of postnasal dripping. Most people perceive this as a sensation of mucus buildup in the back of the throat. The majority of the patients point to the different parts of the neck and the throat area as the center of their discomfort. Various patients also feel sensation of a ball being stuck...  read more

New Guidelines for Managing Middle Ear Fluid in Children

By editor
February 16, 2016

  In order to remove some of the guessing as to standards of care about certain common diseases, the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery occasionally publishes practice guidelines to help clinicians and their patients.  The guidelines are usually discussed in several committee meetings, and the recommendations from multiple peer-reviewed articles as well...  read more

Is my vertigo from Ménière's disease?

By editor
October 17, 2015

First, let’s clarify what vertigo really means. Vertigo refers to the sensation of dizziness that is specifically described as the feeling of the room rotating in a circular manner around you. Vertigo is the name of a symptom, not the name of a disease. For example, vertigo is one of the symptoms of Ménière's disease,...  read more

Your ear pain may not be from the ear at all. It might be from your TMJ (temporomandibular joint)

By editor
June 18, 2015

A sensation of ear pain is a common reason that many patients seek the advice of an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. This could be from an outer ear infection such as external blockage with ear wax or with swimmer's ears situations. Ear pain can also come from middle ear infection, which is more common...  read more

What are the medications for allergic rhinitis?

By editor
April 23, 2015

Allergic rhinitis refers to the nasal manifestation of our allergies. For some people, their allergies are seasonal, and for some their allergies are year around. There are several modalities that go into diagnosis and management of allergy disease. Some of these have to do with avoidance of allergens. Additionally, allergy shots, nasal irrigation, and even...  read more

What causes tinnitus?

By editor
March 5, 2015

Tinnitus is a condition of a perception of sound, ringing, or any other audiologic sensation in the ear without something in environment actually making that noise.  Therefore, it is thought of as “inner noise” that could be quite bothersome to many patients. Tinnitus could be perceived in one side or both sides, or rarely from...  read more

What are nasal polyps?

By editor
December 10, 2014

Polyp generally refers to an extra outgrowth of fleshy material from one of the membranes of our body. They occur sometimes in the nasal passages as well as the colon and other internal organs. The polyps in the nasal passages are quite different in the nature than in other locations. Most cases of nasal polyps...  read more


By editor
November 5, 2014

As we head into the winter months, the change in temperature and humidity has a significant effect on our overall well-being. Specifically, in the areas of ear, nose, and throat, there are some major consequences that one should be aware of. Colder weather cannot only have effects such as frostbites and chapped lips, as we...  read more