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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]