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Fall Allergies vs. Spring Allergies

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jul 23, 2021 11:04:44 AM

Fall and spring are the best seasons when it comes to weather. The temperature is neither too hot nor too cold, unlike the scorching summers and freezing winters. Additionally, the weather is ideal for cozying around in a warm sweater, comfy flip-flops, and a warm cup of hot chocolate. However, there is one major setback for about 60 million Americans: seasonal allergies.

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Topics: Allergy Management

Chronic Nasal Congestion Treatment Options

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jun 30, 2021 5:12:49 PM

Chronic nasal congestion can often be caused by chronic sinusitis which is a narrowing of spaces inside your nose and sinuses due to swelling and inflammation. The inflammation may result from infections, autoimmune disorders, or allergies. The condition persists for three months or longer despite receiving treatment.

Chronic sinusitis disrupts your ability to drain mucus, leaving your nose feeling stuffy. You'll have difficulties breathing through the nose, and the area around your eyes might feel tender or swollen.

Also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, this condition affects both children and adults. The condition is often caused by an infection, swollen linings of the sinuses, or growths in the sinuses (i.e. nasal polyps).

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Topics: Sinus

When to See an ENT for Snoring

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jun 29, 2021 9:56:07 AM

Snoring is considered an annoying social problem that irritates bed partners and family members. But there's more to this sleep disorder that affects nearly half the adult population.

Why do people snore in their sleep? Snoring is the sound that results when breathing is obstructed. Some factors that lead to snoring include poor muscle tone, a long soft palate, and bulky tongue muscle tissue. Snoring might also be a warning sign that you're suffering from a condition that interferes with your breathing during sleep. Such conditions include nasal polyps, sinus infections, or a deviated septum.

Poor muscle tone causes partial collapse of the palate and tongue while you sleep, reducing the size of the breathing passage. That causes the palate to vibrate as you struggle to pull the air through the restricted route. While it's easy to dismiss it as a bothersome habit, snoring can be a sign of a severe medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

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Topics: Snoring

Does Thyroid Surgery Leave a Scar?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on May 31, 2021 12:02:03 PM

While thyroid surgery is something that many patients experience regularly, there is a concern many have regarding the aftermath of surgery and scarring. The fear of severe scarring from the surgery is enough to have patients questioning whether they intend to move forward with the surgery. Before getting thyroid surgery, it is important to understand what kind of incision is happening and how to treat the area during recovery. The visibility of your scar is completely up to you and how you treat the area once the thyroid surgery is over. 

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Topics: Thyroid Surgery

Do You Gain Weight After Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on May 21, 2021 1:44:57 PM

Weight gain is a common concern for patients who get thyroid surgery or a thyroidectomy. Thyroid surgery is a procedure that removes the thyroid gland because of goiter, thyroid cancer, or Graves' disease. These complications affect the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 that control the body's metabolic activity. 

After surgery, patients take tablets to replace the hormones. Patients who undergo thyroid surgery may experience weight gain post-surgery. However, it's not clear if the weight gain is caused by thyroid surgery. Let's explore the effects of thyroid surgery on weight gain. 

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Topics: Thyroid Surgery

What Not to Eat After Thyroid Surgery

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Apr 26, 2021 3:05:00 PM

Faster recovery after thyroid surgery may mean following a strict diet that's free of most food items you took before getting diagnosed. Sticking to your previous eating habits post-surgery may interfere with your body's ability to absorb hormone replacement medication, which may affect your quality of life or even cause weight issues in the future.

There's no denying that preparing meals for a thyroid cancer patient may seem like a daunting task. But once you get used to it, it's a fulfilling experience knowing that you're contributing to the healthy recovery of your loved one or close friend.

So, how does life after thyroid surgery look like in terms of diet? Keep scrolling, and you'll discover the kinds of food to avoid after the procedure.

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Topics: Thyroid Surgery

Does Your Voice Change After Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Apr 14, 2021 8:03:00 AM

More than 12% of Americans have thyroid disease. While some conditions are controllable by medication, others warrant invasive procedures. Thyroid surgery can be performed for several reasons including goiter, hyper and hypothyroidism, and cancer.

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Topics: Thyroid Surgery

What to Eat after Thyroid Surgery

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Mar 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Thyroid surgery is a common procedure. More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. While some of them may respond to non-invasive treatment, others require surgery.

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Topics: Thyroid Surgery

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Mar 19, 2021 3:39:00 PM

It takes about 6-12 weeks* to fully recover from thyroid surgery, however depending on the extent of surgery type and your health condition, most patients in our hands are ready to resume normal activities in 1 to 2 weeks.

With more than 20 million Americans suffering from some form of thyroid disease, thyroid surgeries are common. The key to a successful procedure and quick recovery is finding an experienced thyroid surgeon and following your doctor's recommendations closely.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat, Thyroid Surgery

Can Sinusitis Cause Tonsillitis?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jan 29, 2021 8:08:15 AM

If you have been diagnosed with sinusitis you might be worried about it leading to bigger problems, such as tonsillitis. The truth is your tonsils and sinuses are connected and you could end up with problems with one if you have problems with the other. It's important to understand the connection between the two and how you can go about treating any infections in either your tonsils or your sinuses.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus

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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