It is the time of year when you wake up feeling congested and even feel as though your throat may be sore, and you see signs of an infection within your body. It can be hard to determine if you have a cold, sinus infection or if your symptoms are actually a sign of tonsillitis with infections developing. It is important to know the difference between them to be treated appropriately with C/V ENT Group moving forward.
If you wake up in the morning and still feel exhausted, there's a chance that you're facing frequent sleep interruptions during the night. These changes in breathing and micro-coughs may not even be remembered upon waking. However, can really add up by creating feelings of sleep deprivation in you and your partner.
It is estimated that nearly 25% of adults snore regularly, with 45% occasionally making the sleep sounds. Although it is a common problem, it can disrupt sleep patterns and frustrate listeners. Those seeking a better night's sleep — or irritated partners hoping for a miracle — are often curious if habits in their lives can contribute to the issue.
Across the United States, millions of people suffer from gastroesophageal (acid) reflux disease (GERD). However, there are not always indications as to the cause of the flare-ups that occur in GERD patients. Read on to find out more about GERD, its causes, and what to do.
Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat
With the cooler weather and colorful foliage, fall is upon us. While many people look forward to sipping apple cider and eating pumpkin pie, others are plagued by fall allergies that make their life miserable. If you suffer from itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose, there are treatments available to help you cope with seasonal allergies.
The long hot summer days have turned to breezy cooler temperatures in Southern California. With the changing of seasons and cooler weather making its way into the Southern California area allergy sufferers are bracing for the impacts of the most common fall allergies. In warmer climates, allergy triggers can linger well beyond the fall with little to no extreme cold weather to put a stop to allergen spread. If you are an allergy sufferer it is important to take control and manage your allergies from the outset to prevent further discomfort and aggravation of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis and the increased risk of conditions such as asthma.
Topics: Allergy Management
One of the most common medical referrals is for patients to visit an Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist for long-term issues and disorders that appear in these areas of the body. In many cases, there are several ENT Specialist options from which to choose. Making this decision can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have experience with an ENT Specialist. When you make this decision for your loved ones, it is just as important. If your regular physician or pediatrician refers you to an ENT Specialist, there are some things to consider first.
Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat
Rhinoplasty also called a nose job, is done to alter the shape of the nose or reconstruct it to correct facial deformities. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose reshaping is consistently one of the top five surgical procedures performed. With so many patients considering nose jobs, understanding the cost of surgery, and how it's broken down is more important than ever. If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area and are considering rhinoplasty, here's what you need to know.
When it comes to septoplasty surgery, who you choose matters. Septoplasty is a common procedure to repair a deviated septum, but like any surgery, who you choose for your surgeon can have an effect on your risks and the quality of your surgery’s outcome. In a large metropolitan area like Los Angeles, there are lots of options so let’s look at the top considerations for choosing a septoplasty surgeon.
What if you stopped breathing for a total of 10 minutes every hour? This may be happening if you have sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, in which your breathing stops or becomes extremely shallow temporarily. These pauses can last 10 to 20 seconds and can occur more than 30 times per hour! In its most common form, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by an airway that is narrowed or blocked.
Many people living with sleep apnea find that decongestants don’t provide lasting relief and using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) therapy is cumbersome and frustrating. Fortunately for the millions of people who live with this condition, minimally invasive sleep apnea surgery is an option. The specialists at C/V ENT Surgical Group utilize the latest procedural techniques available nationwide to offer sleep apnea patients lasting relief.