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What is Nasal Valve Collapse?

The nasal valve is a region on the tip of the nose through which air passes when you breathe. This valve can narrow or weaken, leading to a condition called “nasal valve collapse”.

Making up the narrowest part of the airway, the nasal valve is prone to blockage. Any weakness of the valve can increase airway resistance, leading to difficulty breathing and the development of poor breathing habits. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the types of nasal valve collapse and their typical causes.  Continue Reading

The Importance of Not Ignoring Your Goiter

Your thyroid gland is a critical component of your hormonal health. It’s a key contributor to your growth, development, and metabolism. So, as you age, paying attention to the health of your thyroid, including any abnormalities, is important.  One possible abnormality is a goiter. In this article, we’ll discuss why you shouldn’t ignore a goiter… Continue Reading

Can an Adult Need a Tonsillectomy?

Tonsil removal, also known as a tonsillectomy, is a common procedure among children. Tonsils are bundles of tissue located in the back of your throat. Their role is to protect your body from bacteria and viruses by trapping the germs before they enter the throat.  Tonsils are one of the first lines of defense against… Continue Reading

Signs You’re Losing Your Hearing

Undergoing some degree of hearing loss is common as we age. The process of hearing loss tends to be slow, making it difficult to detect early on. Additionally, many different factors can contribute to the development of partial or complete loss of hearing in one or both ears. Hearing loss can be difficult to endure,… Continue Reading

Why Choose Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis Relief

Sinusitis is among the most prevalent health conditions in the United States. When it becomes chronic and doesn’t respond to at-home treatment, balloon sinuplasty is a safe, highly effective treatment option for patients to consider.  In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of balloon sinuplasty for relief from chronic sinusitis.  What is Chronic Sinusitis? Sinusitis… Continue Reading

What Causes Voice Changes?

A voice is a defining characteristic. So, a change in how your voice sounds can be unnerving, especially if it lasts for more than a few days. Voice changes can be caused by a handful of different factors, including: Spasmodic Dysphonia Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurologic disorder that can cause vocal changes. It involves involuntary… Continue Reading

How to Overcome Fall and Winter Allergies

If you’re prone to seasonal allergies, you may suffer from a range of symptoms in the fall and winter. Fall and winter allergies are common, but can make it difficult to comfortably get through the day.  Thankfully, there are many ways to overcome allergy symptoms throughout the fall and winter. Here are our top tips: Continue Reading

What to Eat and Avoid to Prevent Sinus Inflammation

Roughly 29 million Americans regularly experience sinus inflammation. The symptoms of this prevalent condition can be debilitating, such as headaches, a stuffy nose, and increased sinus pressure.  This article outlines the foods that contribute to inflammation, as well as those that counter it. Eating and avoiding the right foods can help you keep inflammatory triggers… Continue Reading

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