New Technology Provides Sustained Relief for Managing Chronic Condition
Richmond, VA– February 21, 2018 – Virginia Ear Nose & Throat is among the first in the United States to offer a new technology recently approved by the FDA to treat nasal polyps in adults who have had previous ethmoid sinus surgery (ESS).
You may have heard about the health benefits of a sinus rinse -- how it can keep your nose healthy and prevent sinus problems. But what is it?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that dilates the sinus openings. Many individuals who suffer from chronic sinusitis may benefit from having a balloon sinuplasty procedure to help treat their blocked sinuses. Many may also be wondering if a balloon sinuplasty is the right procedure for them or would they even qualify for it. Other questions may include: what will the procedure be like, how long do the effects last, what care will be required afterward, does it require going to the hospital, and/or can you drive home afterward? These are all questions you should ask your balloon sinuplasty doctor before having the procedure.
Something you may not have known about sleep apnea: over 90 percent of children who suffer from sleep apnea have enlarged obstructive tonsils and adenoids. In these cases, parents often choose the option of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and overwhelmingly, have great results afterwards. Adults who treat their sleep apnea symptoms may be in for a few surprises as well. Here are some changes you may see after treating your sleep apnea.
As the weather in Richmond changes from warm to cold and back again, you may find yourself dealing with an unexpected cough.
Rechargeable hearing aids are a recent development for the hearing loss community, having come on the market within the last six to eight months. Unlike older hearing aids, these rechargeable models don't require a separate battery that must be taken out and recharged. The entire unit is recharged in a charging case, and the battery lasts the life of the unit.
When a child starts making the distinctive "barking" coughs associated with croup, it can be concerning or even frightening to parent and child alike.
As you may already know, sleep apnea occurs when a person’s breathing temporarily stops during sleep. Obvious symptoms of sleep apnea such as loud snoring can indicate the possibility of sleep apnea -- but how is officially diagnosed, and how is it treated? Do more severe cases require surgery, or are there more comfortable remedies available?
Snoring is an issue that affects many adults but with children, snoring should not be ignored, as it can be a sign or symptom of something more significant than just noisy sounds at night.
Let’s take a look at the underlying issues that snoring may indicate and then discuss other symptoms to look for that make it clear it is time to bring your child to the doctor.
Noisy breathing is one of the most common complaints that ENT doctors hear from new parents, and in most cases it doesn't pose a serious threat and is easily managed.
However, noisy breathing can indicate a condition that may need a thorough medical evaluation. If your baby has noisy breathing, here are a few steps to think about that will help both parents and the treating physician understand the situation.
As a parent, it can cause great stress knowing your child is sick and not knowing how to soothe him/her. It is especially frightening when your child is not old enough to tell you what hurts. Ear infections are common in children from infancy until age 2 or 3, because their Eustachian tubes are not yet fully formed. In an adult, the Eustachian tube is hard and curved, and works to improve airflow to the middle ear to reduce fluid buildup. In a young child, the Eustachian tube is long and floppy, and is more prone to infection because of that fluid. There are factors that can increase a child’s likelihood of developing an ear infection. Let’s look at the symptoms and some possible causes.
Sinusitis affects 37 millions people in the U.S., and is defined as the inflammation of the lining of the nasal passages blocking the drainage of mucus. If not treated properly, sinusitis can lead to more serious health complications. There are two specific forms of sinusitis: acute and chronic. It’s important to know the difference between the two so proper care is received.