December 2014 - AtlantaENT

Month: December 2014

If making healthier life choices in 2015 tops your New Year’s resolution list, make sure it includes improving your ENT health–that of your ears, nose and throat. Healthier changes that can improve your physical and mental health can also improve your ENT health. If you have had more than your fair share of sinus issues […]

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A chronic cough is not to be taken lightly, especially when it lasts longer than eight weeks for adults, or four weeks for children. Chronic cough is usually a sign of an underlying condition. It is also the body’s way of telling you to promptly seek medical treatment while that condition is still treatable. Women […]

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If your snoring has become a problem for you and your partner, the pillar procedure is a treatment option to consider. It is a minor surgery under local anesthesia that is performed in the doctor’s office. This procedure has been proven to effectively treat habitual snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

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The holidays can be tricky for people with food allergies. Holiday sweets are everywhere, and most of them contain food allergens. You can still enjoy holiday desserts, even with food allergies, by using allergy-free ingredients in your favorite holiday recipes. Preparing allergy-free holiday desserts is as easy as substituting food allergens with “safe” ingredients.

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According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30 percent of adults have insomnia. One in every 10 adults have chronic insomnia. Some people experience periods insomnia associated with seasonal changes. Winter insomnia may be symptomatic of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Winter insomnia may also result from the effect of reduced daylight […]

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Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually triggered by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs. RLS is believed to be caused by dopamine imbalance. Dopamine is a chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells in the brain. There is no cure for restless leg syndrome, […]

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According to the Mayo Clinic, half of adults snore. Snoring is a loud, hoarse sound that occurs when airflow through the mouth and nose becomes obstructed as you sleep. Most times snoring is normal, such as when you have a stuffy nose from a cold or sinus infection. Loud and excessive snoring, however, can be […]

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If you have sinusitis, chances are it is not easy to get a good night’s sleep- unless you breathe through your mouth. Swollen sinuses make it hard to breathe through the nose. There are other sinusitis symptoms that make sleeping a tad difficult, such as facial pain and headache. According to medical experts, sinusitis may […]

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Sleep is just as important part of a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise. Many people get less than six hours of sleep due to their busy lifestyles. This results in sleep deprivation and excessive daytime sleepiness, both of which can be harmful to your health in the long run. Sleepiness can be caused by […]

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Managing allergy symptoms can be challenging during the holiday season, especially if being near a Christmas tree makes you sneeze. It does not help that Christmas trees are everywhere during the holidays. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the beauty of a Christmas and manage your allergy symptoms.

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