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Management of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, the formal medical term used to refer to nasal allergies and associated nasal symptoms, is estimated to affect roughly one-third of the global population with an annual economic impact of 20 billion dollars in the USA...
Dec 20th, 2022

Overview of Nasal Polyps

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is a complex health issue which affects 1-4% of the general population. Read More >>
Jun 29th, 2022

Avoid Asthma Attacks with Better Indoor Air Quality

Tens of thousands of people suffer from asthma in the United States, with hundreds of those in Georgia. The instances of this disease are on the rise across the nation and the world. People who suffer from this illness have swollen and inflamed airways ...
Jan 9th, 2021

How Do Chronic Sinus Issues Affect Overall Health

Anyone who has chronic sinusitis is quite familiar with the pressure behind the eyes, headaches, constant dripping nose and coughing that go hand in hand with the condition. Here are some things to look out for if you are affected by chronic sinusitis:
Jan 2nd, 2021

The Link Between Nasal Polyps and Snoring

Nasal polyps number among many causes of obstructions within the nasal passages. Such obstructions can lead to increased strain being required for the simple act of breathing. When asleep, this can often enough result in snoring.
Jul 6th, 2015

Sleep Apnea May Increase Women’s Risk of Heart Disease

Sleep apnea is a silent affliction that affects millions of people every year. It often goes undiagnosed, and has been associated with many health problems from tiredness and lack of focus to high blood pressure to diabetes to mental and emotional problems
Oct 28th, 2020

Help for Hives

You might think that you are the only one that has them, but you’re not. If you have hives, you are one of MANY! Hives (technically called “urticaria”) is a very common skin problem with the most common symptom being itchiness.
Oct 3rd, 2018

Cause Behind Cystic Fibrosis’ Progression Found

Cystic Fibrosis affects tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is an illness in which mucus builds up in the lungs and pancreas, among other organs, causing airways to become constricted and blocked.
Oct 3rd, 2018

Help for Hives

You might think that you are the only one that has them, but you’re not. If you have hives, you are one of MANY! Hives (technically called “urticaria”) is a very common skin problem with the most common symptom being itchiness.
Jun 7th, 2017

Study Shows Siblings Don’t Always Share Food Allergies

Food allergies are a major problem across the United States, affecting millions of people. These allergies go far beyond the itchy eyes and stuffy nose of hay fever; they can lead to serious health risks and even death.
Dec 2nd, 2015

Dealing with Your Mold Allergy

We’ve all heard about seasonal allergies, and those times of year (usually spring and fall) where they kick up in force. Some people, however, seem to suffer from never-ending allergy symptoms and it can be frustrating and painful to deal with.
Nov 30th, 2015

You Could Affect Your Grandchild’s Risk of Asthma

Asthma is a real problem in the United States right now, reaching epidemic proportions among children. Tons of studies have been done to identify the root cause of the problem, with information coming out about kids who live in cities ...
Nov 27th, 2015

Thanksgiving and Allergen-Free Foods in Atlanta

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means more than a month’s worth of family, friends, fun and food. For those who have allergies to food, however, the “fun” part is often dampened with fear and worry.
Nov 26th, 2015

Genetics Could Contribute to Cystic Fibrosis Severity

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects many bodily systems, including digestion, sweat glands, sinuses and lungs. This disease afflicts over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of those living in Georgia ...
Nov 23rd, 2015

Dine Safely with Food Allergies in Atlanta

Dealing with food allergies is awful. You feel like you have no control over your life. You don’t ever get to enjoy eating because every bite you take is full of fear that your food might contain some sort of contaminant or allergen.
Nov 20th, 2015

Atlanta Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Sleep apnea is a common and very serious condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted, becomes shallow or even stops altogether throughout their nightly sleep cycles.
Nov 19th, 2015

Cause Behind Cystic Fibrosis’ Progression Found

Cystic Fibrosis affects tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is an illness in which mucus builds up in the lungs and pancreas, among other organs, causing airways to become constricted and blocked.
Nov 16th, 2015

Sleep Apnea May Increase Women’s Risk of Heart Disease

Sleep apnea is a silent affliction that affects millions of people every year. It often goes undiagnosed, and has been associated with many health problems from tiredness and lack of focus to high blood pressure to diabetes to mental and ...
Nov 9th, 2015

How an Atlanta ENT Doctor Can Treat Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) are chronic forms of what is commonly known as acid reflux. Everyone gets it from time to time. Have you ever had heartburn? That’s likely acid reflux.
Nov 6th, 2015

New Study May Explain Food Allergies

Food allergies can be some of the worst, most deadly ailments a person can face. For those who are unprepared, a sudden attack can close off air passages and quickly land a person in the hospital, or worse.
Nov 4th, 2015

What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive means of repairing damage to the breathing passages and airways. If left untreated, this damage can lead to sinusitis or other breathing problems.
Nov 2nd, 2015

Identifying Sleep Apnea in Older Women

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that affects up to 12 million people every year in the United States. It is also, unfortunately, a nearly invisible illness that all-too-often goes undiagnosed, especially in postmenopausal women.
Oct 30th, 2015

Surprising Fall Allergy Hacks

Allergies are the worst, and the fall season tends to see them spike dramatically. For millions of people who suffer from ragweed and mold sensitivity, this time of year can be a nightmare ...
Oct 28th, 2015

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Reverse Brain Changes

There has been a lot of research done recently on the effects sleep apnea has on quality of life, including excessive tiredness, mood swings, lack of focus and concentration and a broad range of other mental and emotional conditions.
Oct 26th, 2015

How Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Improves Sleep Quality

Sleep issues are far more common than people realize, affecting millions of people every year. For those with sinus problems, the issue is even worse. Not only does the stuffiness and drip keep you awake, you suffer from pain and ...
Oct 24th, 2015

Is It Allergies or Just Your Nose?

It’s that time of year again. The seasons have just changed and the weather patterns are erratic right along with them. The air is rife with ragweed pollen and mold spores, and watery eyes, runny noses, facial pressure, sore throats and ...
Oct 22nd, 2015

4 Ways to Maintain Healthy Lungs

Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States suffer from heart and lung problems every year, with nearly 160,000 Americans expected to die from lung cancer, the leading cause of death from cancer in the nation.
Oct 19th, 2015

Procedure Overview: Balloon Sinuplasty

Those who suffer with severe chronic sinusitis know what a nightmare it can be: constant pain and pressure in your face, soreness in your nose, continual stuffiness and mucus, runny noses and coughing.
Oct 16th, 2015

Ways to Manage Your Fall Allergies

Fall is one of the worst seasons for allergies. As ragweed, mold and other irritants fill the air, millions of people are subject to the itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and scratchy throat of hay fever.
Oct 15th, 2015

How Sleep Apnea Affects Pregnancies

The dangers of sleep apnea have become better known and understood in recent years. We know that it affects millions of Americans every year and can be exacerbated by weight and fitness issues.
Oct 12th, 2015

Tracking Your Sleep Cycles with Apps

Sleep is a vital part of your health and well-being. As society moves forward, however, and we become more prone to stress and pressure, more people are having difficulty getting the sleep they need.
Oct 8th, 2015

How a Chronic Cough Affects Quality of Life

Chronic coughing is an affliction that many people face, but whose effects on the life of the patient are all-too-often overlooked. Recently a study was performed to determine the degree to which physical and psychological quality of life was affected ...
Oct 7th, 2015

Fall Allergies are Already Causing Problems in Atlanta

Anyone who has allergies knows that the fall season is one of the worst. As ragweed pollen litters the air, the runny nose, itchy eyes and other symptoms that go along with allergic reactions kick up full force.
Oct 2nd, 2015

Sleep Apnea Could Be the Cause of Excessive Tiredness

Have you noticed that during the day, at work, at school or going about your normal daily activities, you seem to be constantly tired and sleepy? Do you have trouble with mood swings or maintaining focus?
Sep 30th, 2015

Fighting Your Ragweed Allergy in Atlanta

August has come to an end and with September, autumn is just around the corner. For many, this is a time of cool weather, jackets, beautiful colors and gorgeous weather. For others, however, with autumn comes ragweed allergies.
Sep 28th, 2015

Why Snoring Worsens with Age

Snoring is a persistent problem that affects millions of Americans every year. It is often as much as a nuisance — if not more — for the snorer’s partner than for the snorer themselves. It also tends to get much worse as we get older.
Sep 25th, 2015

Fall Illnesses in Atlanta: What’s Going Around?

Summer is over and fall is upon us. With fall comes a host of ailments that circulate like wildfire and cause lots of discomfort. Knowing what tends to be going around in the autumn months can help you to defend against sickness and ...
Sep 23rd, 2015

Common Problems Associated with Sinusitis

As the fall ragweed allergy season descends upon us, cases of sinusitis are bound to ramp up as well. Sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinus tissue and passages, goes hand in hand with allergies, hay fever and even the common cold.
Sep 21st, 2015

The Link between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Anyone who has ever tried to look up a symptom on a self-diagnosis medical website knows that just about anything wrong with you can be attributed to diabetes. It’s actually become something of a joke, but the truth is, this condition is quite serious.
Sep 18th, 2015

Allergy Treatments for Pet Owners

It’s hard being an animal lover who has allergies. All you want to do at the end of the day is snuggle up with your four-legged furry friend, but as soon as your dog or cat gets near you, the problems begin: runny nose, itchy, watery eyes ...
Sep 16th, 2015

Saying Goodbye to Sinusitis

Sinusitis, or a painful inflammation of the sinuses, affects almost one in eight Americans who battle colds. The stuffy feeling, pain and inflammation can last for weeks as the sinus drainage passages struggle to clear up.
Sep 9th, 2015

How to Manage Your Food Allergies

Food allergies are an epidemic in the United States, with nearly ten percent of kids and almost five percent of adults suffering from such issues. Even a tiny amount of a substance that cross contaminates into a meal can cause life-threatening issues.
Sep 7th, 2015

How Sleep Studies Can Shed Light on Common Disorders

Excessive sleepiness is a serious problem for millions of Americans who may have trouble staying awake while reading, watching television, at the movies, in meetings, riding in the car or even sitting and carrying on a conversation.
Sep 2nd, 2015

Surgery Emerges as Solution for Allergy and Sinus Troubles

Instances of allergies, medical conditions like chronic sinusitis and asthma are increasing at an alarming rate. The cause of this is as yet unknown, but regardless of the reason for the heightened prevalence of these conditions ...
Aug 27th, 2015

The Growing Popularity of Balloon Sinuplasty

Those who suffer from chronic sinusitis know what a nightmare it can be. Your nasal passages are pressurized, closed off and sore. You can’t breathe, your head feels swollen and painful.
Aug 25th, 2015

Insomnia Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Many adults across the nation suffer from insomnia. This condition, which results in a failure to fall or stay asleep, can be an isolated occurrence or can be chronic and repeated.
Aug 19th, 2015

4 Ways to Ease Sinus Pain Naturally

Sinus pressure and pain are awful. They can make you feel like your head is going to explode. It becomes hard to focus, and lying down can be just as painful as sitting up. A good ear, nose and throat doctor can of course help with these issues ...
Aug 5th, 2015

New Study Links Severe Restless Leg Syndrome with Strokes

Restless legs syndrome is a condition that affects up to 10 percent of the U.S. population — a staggering figure. It can result in difficulty sleeping, loss of productivity at work, severe discomfort and even emotional difficulties.
Jul 31st, 2015

The Effects of Insomnia

Insomnia is a harsh disorder that affects thousands of people every year. We all know that lack of sleep can create lots of problems such as grumpiness, lack of focus, difficulty concentrating and lack of productivity at work, school and home.
Jul 29th, 2015

Sinus Trouble Still Going Around

Sinus season hits many people with the force of a load of bricks. With the end of the season, some may start to feel relief, while others continue to suffer. If you are feeling a lot of pressure, getting frequent headaches or feeling pain in your ears ...
Jul 27th, 2015

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that many people have heard of, even if they do not fully understand the extent of the condition. More than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, though this number could be much higher ...
Jul 24th, 2015

Food Allergies Can Cause Nutritional Gaps

When learning that you have a food allergy, your first priority is to avoid meals that contain the culprit ingredient. With food allergies becoming a more frequent assumption, more individuals are skipping a trip to the doctors and ...
Jul 22nd, 2015

Dealing with Allergies During Summer Travel

Wherever you may be headed to on your well-earned vacation, overseas or stateside, a big city or out in the boondocks, getting the most out of that time is important. The last thing you want to have happen is that ...
Jul 10th, 2015

Food Allergies on the Rise

In recent years, more and more individuals the world over have discovered an allergy they either did not previously have or of which they were not aware before.
Jul 8th, 2015

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe?

There is a large part of the population that suffers from sinusitis. This is the condition where your sinuses, normally filled with air, get blocked and infected. It is characterized by a feeling of pressure, headaches, a stuffed nose and coughs.
Jun 29th, 2015

Stay on the Lookout for Ear Infections in Babies

It is very common for a child to get their first ear infection before the age of one. Many parents often miss the signs and symptoms, leading to prolonged discomfort for babies. In addition to pain, ear infections may cause bigger problems later in life.
Jun 24th, 2015

Prepare for Fall with Allergy Shots

An estimated 24 million Americans suffer from allergies, and the numbers are on the rise. While we are not completely certain why incidents of allergies are increasing, it is clear that they are reaching near-epidemic proportions.
Jun 14th, 2015

Summer Cold, or Allergies?

It’s the change of seasons and you have sinus pressure, runny and stuffed up nose, coughing, watery and itchy eyes. You’re sneezing and have a sore throat. You think it’s a summer cold —one of those that you get every year.
Jun 12th, 2015

Seasonal Allergies Can Make Asthma Worse

Seasonal allergies are very common and are becoming more common every year. Current estimates show that up to 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children suffer from the condition, and over a third of those who suffer with allergies ...
Jun 10th, 2015

How Balloon Sinuplasty Relieves Sinusitis Symptoms

Sinusitis is a common ailment that affects millions of Americans every year. Those afflicted suffer swelling and inflammation of the tissue around the sinuses. This causes them to become blocked and stuffed up with fluid, viruses, bacteria and ...
May 27th, 2015

Asthma Medications: Types and Care

With Asthma affecting nearly 26 million Americans every year, and several different types of chronic and acute asthma out there, the disease is an epidemic. Treatments for people who suffer with asthma are broad and varied ...
May 25th, 2015

Asthma Awareness Month

May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a chronic disease that has no known cure and affects nearly 23 million Americans every year. It is a very common ailment that accounts for more than 2 million visits to the emergency room and ...
May 22nd, 2015

Sore Throats Don’t Always Point to Strep

When you suffer a sore, scratchy throat that swells up and is accompanied by a high fever, you may jump to the conclusion that strep throat is the culprit. After all, strep is a common infection for kids and adults and can create days of misery.
May 20th, 2015

A Clean Home Can Control Your Allergies

For anyone suffering from any type of allergies — whether they are indoor, outdoor, seasonal or year round — there is a simple solution to help lessen your symptoms: clean your house.
May 18th, 2015

Exercising and Asthma

Some people may notice during exercise that they have sudden trouble breathing. After a bout of strenuous cardio or intense physical exercise, it can feel like their lungs are seizing up and they have to gasp for air.
May 4th, 2015

Most Common Types of Coughs

There are many different ailments that carry coughs with them as a symptom. The act of coughing exists to clear your air passages and allow you to breathe more easily. You can’t always tell the reason for a cough from the way it sounds ...
May 1st, 2015

Dealing with Ear Infections in Children

If your child is experiencing an ear infection, they are sure to be in a good deal of pain and discomfort. This can be difficult to manage as a parent, but there are several things you can do to make this illness easier on your child.
Apr 24th, 2015

What is the “Pollen Count”?

The pollen count for Atlanta has exceeded record after record this year, keeping those with allergy problems quite uncomfortable. The spring weather is gorgeous — many are eager to get outside and breathe the fresh air ...
Apr 22nd, 2015

The Benefits of Using Hearing Protection

Like so many other doctors, most people only visit us at our Atlanta ENT center if there is something noticeably wrong. While waiting until you have an ear infection or severe allergies to visit an ENT specialist is reasonable, there are many things ...
Apr 17th, 2015

How Sinus Issues Can Cause Bad Breath

Some people brush, floss, scrub and rinse multiple times every day but still notice that their mouth smells a bit “funkier” than they would like. This condition can tend to persist for longer than most people would like ...
Apr 10th, 2015

Why Your ENT Doctor wants You to Stop Smoking

The fact that smoking has negative effects on the overall wellbeing of the body is generally accepted by the public. But did you know it can also be detrimental to your ear, nose and throat health? Your ENT doctor wants you to stop smoking ...
Apr 8th, 2015

Could Your Dog Alleviate Your Allergies?

When we think about dogs, the last thing we consider is that they might help with allergies. After all, pets are some of the most common and severe producers of allergens out there.
Apr 6th, 2015

Loud Music Could Be Severely Damaging Your Ears

Have you ever been at a concert and had your ears ring afterward? Do you like to listen to your music player so loud that it tunes out the rest of the world? Have people asked you to turn down your music, even when you’re wearing earbuds?
Apr 3rd, 2015

Allergy Season Hits Atlanta

It’s that time again. Spring is upon us, and with it comes pet shedding, pollen and the start of air quality action days. The allergy season brings with it stuffy noses, itchy and watery eyes, headaches and all the discomfort associated with it.
Apr 1st, 2015

Preventative Measures for Spring Allergies

When people say that “spring is in the air,” the only thing seasonal allergy sufferers can assume they are talking about is the pollen. The great big clouds of neon yellow powder wreak havoc on an estimated 1 in 5 Americans, turning their spring ...
Mar 27th, 2015

Best Food for Sinus Problems

People who suffer from regular sinus problems may be surprised to learn that their diet can have a tremendous influence on their symptoms. Since diet provides almost 100 percent of your body’s needed nutrition, neglecting important foods and ...
Mar 25th, 2015

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Effective?

Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new procedure designed to relieve symptoms for chronic sufferers of sinusitis. Of patients that have undergone the procedure, 95 percent report total or near-total relief of their symptoms.
Mar 23rd, 2015

The Importance of Having Your Child’s Hearing Checked

We live in a world where health concerns for kids are taking front and center in just about every area. From learning disabilities to vaccinations, taking all the necessary precautions to ensure your kids are healthy is more important than ever.
Mar 13th, 2015

Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology

Smartphones can do just about anything short of cooking us breakfast these days. From finding a good restaurant to helping people with disabilities, our phones are some of the most powerful devices we have.
Mar 11th, 2015

Sinus Infections: To Treat or Not to Treat?

With as brutal of a winter as the country has faced this year, including snow and freezing temperatures even in the Deep South, sinus infections are running rampant.
Mar 9th, 2015

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness? It Might Be OSA

Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million people in North America. It is an epidemic illness, and we are only beginning to realize how serious it is. Most people quickly associate snoring (and the sudden stoppage of snoring) in the middle of the night ...
Mar 6th, 2015

The Effects of Sleep Apnea in Children

When we talk about treatments and diagnosis of sleep apnea, we often refer to adults. The problem, however, affects almost 20 million Americans, and not all of them are adults.
Mar 4th, 2015

At-Home Sleep Apnea Testing

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects almost 20 million Americans every single year. Diagnosing and treating the problem has traditionally been inconvenient at best.
Mar 2nd, 2015

In-Office Treatment for Recurrent Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis, or the inflammation of the sinus membranes, can be a serious condition. It is a source of pain and discomfort for almost 37 million Americans annually. Fortunately, there are in-office treatments for the illness that can restore comfort and...
Feb 18th, 2015

Sleep Apnea and Risk for Heart Disease

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans every year. The snoring can be difficult to deal with, both for those who have the condition and their partners. What many do not realize is that this disorder is not simply inconvenient.
Feb 16th, 2015

Food Allergies in Atlanta: Where to Dine, Part 2

Have you ever been out with your friends at a restaurant, only to find out you cannot eat anything on the menu? Do you skip straight to the bottom of a restaurant’s menu to see if they offer gluten-free dishes or substitutions?
Feb 12th, 2015

Food Allergies in Atlanta: Where to Dine, Part 1

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had to return the food to the kitchen because it had peanuts in it? Do you fear ordering a dish that has soy as an ingredient? If you answer yes to either of these questions, you probably have a food allergy.
Feb 11th, 2015

Can Idling Your Car on Cold Mornings Harm Your Asthma?

Winter weather can be particularly harsh on cars. During the cold months, people across the country sit in their idling cars, waiting on the engine to warm up. Many people believe that a car needs to run for about five minutes before they can take...
Feb 6th, 2015