Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Five Most Common Nasal Issues
...If the deviation is severe, you may experience: Congestion Difficulty breathing Frequent sinus infections Nosebleeds Headaches Postnasal drip Snoring and sleep apnea Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are small growths that occur on the lining of your nose...

Nasal Polyps
... You may not experience any symptoms if you have small nasal polyps, however, larger nasal polyps can cause: Breathing difficulties Postnasal drip Constant stuffiness Loss of smell or taste Headaches or facial pain Chronic inflammation in your sinuses (sinusitis) Frequent nasal or sinus infections Snoring or sleep apnea Fortunately there are effective treatments for nasal polyps...

Correcting a Deviated Septum
...Symptoms of a deviated septum include: Nasal obstruction or full blockage of a nasal cavity Severe facial pain and pressure Frequent headaches Snoring Frequent nosebleeds Difficulty sleeping Severe swelling Your ENT doctor may recommend surgery to correct the abnormality if you have a fully blocked nostril or you are dealing with recurring or chronic bouts of sinusitis...

What Are Adenoids?
...Those with enlarged adenoids may experience: Trouble breathing through the nose Mouth breathing Dry lips and mouth (as a result of mouth breathing) Snoring Persistent bad breath Chronic or persistent sinus infections Ear infections Obstructive sleep apnea (pauses in the breath that happening while asleep) Should I have my adenoids removed...

What Is Sinus Surgery?
...The blocked nasal passages, trouble sleeping, chronic snoring, and more...

Sleep & Snoring
Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

GERD and LPR
...And sometimes, adult patients may experience symptoms related to either GERD or LPR like: Heartburn Belching Regurgitation (a surge or rush back) of stomach contents Frequent throat clearing or coughing Excess mucus A bitter taste A sensation of burning or throat soreness Something “stuck” or a “lump” in the back of the throat Hoarseness or change in voice Difficulty swallowing Drainage down the back of the nose (post-nasal drip) Choking episodes (can sometimes awaken from sleep) Difficulty breathing, if the voice box is affected Signs in infants and children are different from adults and may include: Breathing problems such as a cough, hoarseness, noisy breathing, or asthma Pauses in breathing (apnea) or snoring when sleeping Feeding difficulty (spitting up) Turning blue (cyanosis) Choking Apparent life-threatening event where there is arching of the back while in distress Trouble gaining weight or growing What Causes GERD and LPR...

Tonsillitis
...Symptoms of acute tonsillitis include: Fever Sore throat Bad breath Difficulty swallowing (called dysphagia) Painful swallowing (called odynophagia) Dehydration Tender lymph nodes in the neck Mouth breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea Tiredness, lethargy, and malaise White patches, pus, and/or redness of the tonsils A fine red rash over the body suggests that scarlet fever may be complicating a case of tonsillitis...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and/or tonsil enlargement include: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose  Noisy breathing during the day  Recurrent ear infections  Snoring at night  Restlessness during sleep, or pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (this may indicate sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorder) You should see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, when you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
...Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
... Symptoms of ankyloglossia may include: Nipple pain or irritation when breastfeeding experienced by mothers of newborn infants Problems latching on to the nipple during feeding experienced by infants Ankyloglossia does not cause sleep apnea or snoring and does not typically affect speech, but it can occasionally cause problems with articulation in school-aged children...