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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]