Month: June 2013

Here at Atlanta ENT, we offer a wide variety of options for curing your snoring or sleep apnea and all of them can give you restful, healthy sleep every night of the week. However, everyone is different, so each treatment may or may not be right for you. One of the least-invasive treatments for snoring […]

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Did you know that there was a name for the condition of being tired during the day? There is, and it’s called Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. It may sound silly, but it’s a very real condition for millions of Americans. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is primarily categorized not just by tiredness, but also by things like poor […]

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Snoring and sleep apnea can be serious medical concerns, and yet many people avoid seeking treatment. They may not realize how bad their snoring is because they can’t hear it, or they may want to avoid any invasive medical procedures which will be costly and have complications. Alternately, the idea of wearing a CPAP (Continuous […]

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Most women, and even their doctors, dismiss symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue with the rise in progesterone during pregnancy. However, what they seem to overlook is that progesterone continues to rise throughout the pregnancy, yet most women complain about more severe sleep related issues in the first trimester than in the second. A […]

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Sleep apnea is a problem for many, but even more do not realize they have apnea and are undiagnosed. When you consider that sleep apnea can be an increased risk for post-surgery complications, it is easy to see why many surgeons are calling for more research into the effects of sleep apnea on surgery recovery. […]

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According to the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference, people with asthma are 70 percent more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than asthma free patients. Obstructive sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed, with the most common symptom being chronic snoring. If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can cause heart disease and stroke. The researchers have not quiet […]

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We already know the many negative effects that sleep apnea has on our bodies. Recent studies have shown a significant link between apnea and heart disease and stroke. According to a panel of experts at Optometry’s Meeting, we can add glaucoma to that list, as well. Eric Schmidt, OD, was part of the panel discussion […]

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We’ve known for some time that obesity is one of the most recognizable risk factors for sleep apnea. A recent study has pinpointed the type of fat that indicates the highest risk, known as visceral fat. Visceral fat is found in the abdominal cavity, around the body’s organs, and is a risk factor for many […]

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Do you live in Atlanta and have chronic sinus problems? Here at Atlanta ENT, we offer a procedure called balloon sinuplasty which can provide the benefits of corrective surgery with a quick recovery and early return to work and play. When surgery is the only option for people who struggle with chronic sinus problems ranging […]

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Chronic rhinosinusitis can be a pain to deal with, but is it really worth fixing? After all, who wants to spend money on a procedure that may or may not fix the problem? Unfortunately, many Americans decide that they would rather just live with their conditions and be miserable than seek out the help that […]

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