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Effective Ways To Treat Snoring

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Dec 27, 2019 10:10:06 AM

Snoring may be the focus of some jokes and cartoons, but for people who snore and those who live with them, it is not a laughing matter. Snoring reduces the length and quality of sleep for the snorer, his or her bed partner, and sometimes the entire household. Snoring is a common problem among all ages and both men and women. Approximately 90 million American adults snore, 37 million on a regular basis. Some causes of snoring are temporary such as pregnancy or upper respiratory distress caused by a cold or the flu. Persistent snoring needs to be addressed, and there are many remedies. Some require making minor changes; others require medical intervention.  

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Topics: Septoplasty

The Dangerous Side of Snoring - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Dec 11, 2019 10:27:00 AM

Snoring is one of those things that most people think happens. It's estimated that 25% of all Americans routinely snore. Some people have snored their entire life, while others never snore. What many don't realize is that if the snoring is the result of obstructive sleep apnea, the nightly snoring could be putting their lives at risk.

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Topics: Septoplasty

Types of Treatment for Dysphonia

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Oct 29, 2019 2:22:39 PM

At some point in your life, you've likely experienced some dysphonia. Dysphonia, in its simplest terms, is a change in your voice, usually characterized as hoarseness. It's common to experience hoarseness when you have a cold or when you overwork your vocal cords. In these cases, the dysphonia will go away on its own in time.  

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

All About Thyroid Nodules

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Oct 24, 2019 11:17:38 AM

A diagnosis or even the suspicion of thyroid nodules can raise a lot of questions and concerns in people, and understandably so. There is a lot to know about thyroid nodules, and familiarizing yourself with the statistics, symptoms, and treatment options can help you feel much more at ease as you move forward. You may be surprised to know that nearly half of humanity develops at least one thyroid nodule by the time they reach their 60's. Needless to say, if your last medical exam has revealed a nodule on your thyroid, you are not alone, and it is not necessarily a reason to be anxious or upset.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

When to Take Your Child to an ENT Specialist

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Sep 30, 2019 6:35:00 AM

As a parent, one of your main endeavors in life is keeping your child healthy and happy. But what if your child is suffering from frequent ear infections or sore throats? What if they seem to have difficulty hearing? Are those kinds of ailments just a part of childhood that will resolve as the child gets older, or should you seek medical intervention? What if your pediatrician refers you to an ENT specialist? Why is a specialist required rather than simply seeking treatment from your pediatrician? Read on for more helpful information.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What to Look for in Tonsillitis

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Sep 30, 2019 6:21:00 AM

You woke up this morning with a sore throat and a fever. It's difficult to swallow and the lymph nodes in your neck feel swollen. Is this tonsillitis? What caused it? Is there an effective treatment that can make you feel better fast or are you going to have to just wait out the sickness? How long does tonsillitis last?

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Swollen Lymph Nodes? Here are Your Treatment Options

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Aug 15, 2019 7:45:27 AM

Swollen lymph nodes are a painful symptom that can come from multiple causes. Generally, if you have swollen lymph nodes (known as lymphadenitis) they are a result of bacterial or viral infection. In many cases, they will return to normal when you get over the infection. However, in some cases they may become more of a problem. You should see a doctor if you have swollen lymph nodes that appear to have no cause, keep growing, have been swollen for two or more weeks, feel hard or rubbery, or are accompanied by persistent fever or unexplained weight loss. Lymph nodes in the neck can cause a problem as they can interfere with swallowing or breathing. Because of this, you may need to seek treatment immediately, which may involve draining the affected node or, more rarely, surgery. More rarely, certain cancers, such as thyroid cancer and throat cancer can cause lymph nodes to become swollen.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Dysphagia: Understanding Swallowing Difficulties and Importance of Medical Care

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Aug 5, 2019 12:02:19 PM

Most of us swallow hundreds of times each day without much thought, relying on numerous mechanisms to move foods and liquids from our mouths to our digestive system. We often consider swallowing an automatic function. When the processes involved work in harmony, swallowing is effortless.  

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Breathing Easier After Treatment for Chronic Nasal Congestion

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jul 31, 2019 11:41:00 AM

 Everyone has experienced occasional bouts of nasal congestion. The most common culprits are upper respiratory infections, allergies, and nasal passage irritants like cigarette smoke or car exhaust. Most often, nasal congestion is short-lived and easily remedied with antihistamines,  decongestants, or saline sprays. 

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How Your ENT Specialist Can Help with a Chronic Ear Infection

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jul 17, 2019 11:34:59 AM

One of the most common childhood illnesses that every pediatrician and parent should recognize almost immediately is that of a ear infection. It is so common in fact that according to the National Institutes of Health, by the time they reach their 3'rd birthday, 5 out of 6 children will have experienced this very painful condition. Although it occurs mostly in childhood, it can actually affect adults as well. But what exactly causes an ear infection and when is it considered a chronic ear infection? 

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

At C/V ENT Surgical Group we always use the most cutting edge techniques and the best medical equipment to diagnose and treat each and every one of our patients. Aesthetic and functional concerns as well as compassion are of utmost importance to our physicians and by the end of your experience you’ll see why we’re consistently rated the best ENT doctors in Los Angeles.

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