Sinus issues can be a challenging health condition that affects many people. These problems often result in symptoms like headaches, congestion, runny nose, and facial pain. If not properly addressed, sinus issues can lead to complications and significantly affect your quality of life. This article will provide some helpful insights on what to do when […]
Tonsillectomy is one of the oldest surgeries documented. Before the advent of modern surgery and anesthesia, it used to be done by ENT doctors performing the surgeries during a home visit. My late uncle, who used to be a big burly guy in his youth, told me stories of him having a summer job as […]
First let’s talk about nomenclature. Vertigo technically refers to a symptom, not a disease. Strictly, vertigo means the sensation of the room spinning around you. This could have many different reasons. Sometimes, if we are not able to readily diagnose the source of the symptoms of vertigo, we might use vertigo as a diagnosis, but […]
Read my article about the effects of dry air in the winter and why some people are more likely to get a nosebleed. The article is available here.
The paranasal sinuses are air-filled pockets that directly communicate to our nasal passages. We have 4 pairs of these sinuses. During normal function air and mucus can freely travel in and out of the sinuses. However, during a sinus infection the narrow passages can get blocked, therefore trapping mucus and air pressure within the sinuses. The secretions can then […]
As we head into the winter season, more people will be affected with acute bronchitis and pneumonia. I was fortunate to be featured in this article discussing the salient features of each. Please follow this link to learn more.
Every doctor’s visit has a specific structure that we try to follow in order to get the most information in the most efficient way. Generally, the visit starts with what is called the Chief Complaint, which is the main reason you are seeing the doctor. Following that, we investigate History of Present Illness (HPI). This is the section […]
As we embark on another great summer of fun in the sun, most of us are probably aware of the effects of sun on our skin. Many of us do a decent job of protection from the hot sun by using adequate sunscreen. We apply it to our faces, necks, shoulders, and our backs. It’s […]
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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 […]