I had a wonderful time lecturing on Balloon Sinuplasty and current treatments for sinus disease at Sutton Place in Long Beach last Thursday. Everyone was engaged and asked fantastic questions.
If you are experiencing fatigue, sinus headaches or recurrent sinus infections you may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty. As many of the participants learned last Thursday, there are many different manifestations of sinus problems. Balloon sinuplasty is a safe, effective, in-office sinus procedure that opens up the sinus passageways.
Ear pain, or otalgia is a common reason why people seek ENT specialty care. As Otolaryngologists, we use special tools, including mini microscopes to get a more in depth view of the inside of the ear. Problems such as ear drainage, middle ear infections, and outer ear infections are some common causes of ear pain.
However, recently I have been seeing more and more patients who have stress as the primary cause for their ear pain. Stress can causes patients to clench their jaws and night as well as perhaps grind their teeth. This clenching actions causes stress and swelling on the jaw bone. The inflammation of the this joint (know as the temporomandibular joint) causes pain in the ear.
If you have ear pain that lasts more than a day, seek guidance and treatment from an ear, nose and throat specialist.
Please join Dr. Shah on April 25th for a free sinus educational seminar. She will discuss both current treatments for sinus sufferers including balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive in office procedure.
Dr. Shah is a leader in balloon sinuplasty and is proud to be able to provide the best in sinus care.
The seminar will be held at Sutton Place in Long Beach at 7 pm
124 West Park Ave.
Long Beach, NY 11561
All are invited. Please RSVP to 516-431-0700.
Dinner and refreshments will be served.
World Voice Day is April 16th. In recognition of World Voice Day here are a few helpful tips from the Otolaryngology arena.
Our voice box or larynx is made of several different parts including our vocal cords. To keep the vocal cords healthy remember to do the following:
1. Avoid shouting and screaming for long periods of time
2. Drink one liter of water per day
3. For people living in colder climates, run a humidifier in your bedroom to moisturize your nasal and throat passages
4. If you experience hoarseness that lasts for over 7 days, come and see an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor). We will place a lighted tube in your nose to directly visualize your voice box.
Happy World Voice Day!
Every week I have several patients with nosebleeds, or epistaxis as ENT specialists call it. Nosebleeds are caused by drying of the lining of your nose. Under this very thin layer lie many blood vessels. When this tissue dries out and cracks, blood vessels can burst and nosebleeds occur.
To combat nosebleeds – here are a few tips:
1. Keep a humidifier on in your bedroom.
2. Spray your nose with nasal saline frequently.
3. Avoid blowing your nose vigorously.
4. If you are using nasal sprays and have bleeding, see your Ear, nose and throat specialist.