When something goes wrong with your health, it isn't always immediately apparent what you need to do to solve the problem. Learn how to work with your doctor.

Polyps In Your Nose? How An ENT Doctor Deals With These Lumpy Problems

26 October 2016
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In just about any mucous membrane of the body, you can grow a polyp. For those not in the know, a polyp is a lumpy flesh growth that hangs from a stalk. Polyps can be cancerous, or they can be benign. The stalk could be really short, or very long. Polyps even grow in your nose! In the event that you have polyps in your nose (and your general physician can spot them) you may be referred to an ENT doctor. Read More …

3 Things You Need To Know If Your Infant Failed Their Infant Hearing Test

1 September 2016
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When your child is born in a hospital, they are generally taken for an infant hearing test. This test is used to ensure that any hearing issues that your baby may have are identified right away. Here are three things that you need to know if your infant failed their hearing test. #1 A Follow-Up Will Be Necessary There are many reasons, beyond actually having hearing loss, that an infant may fail their hearing test. Read More …

4 Tips For Managing Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

11 May 2016
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Many expectant mothers find that their sleep quality during pregnancy is sub par due to their changing bodies. The hormones produced during pregnancy also increase a woman's chance of suffering from sleep apnea. When you suffer from sleep apnea, you literally stop breathing while you are asleep. This can occur multiple times throughout the night. Sleep apnea increases the likelihood that you will suffer from high blood pressure, a stroke, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. Read More …

These Tests Identify The Causes Of Your Allergy Symptoms

16 September 2015
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If you have frequent allergy symptoms and can't seem to figure out why, your doctor may recommend you undergo allergy testing. These are two common forms of testing you may have done. Skin Prick Test A skin prick test gives quick results. You can find out if the test is positive before you leave the doctor's office. To do this test, a nurse applies several allergens to your skin with a lancet. Read More …

Treating Hypothyroidism With Hormone Replacement Therapy

9 September 2015
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The symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland are similar to those of several other medical ailments. Because of the similarities, specific lab testing is necessary to diagnose hypothyroidism. Once diagnosed, affected individuals can usually see their hormone levels return to normal after undergoing hormone replacement therapy. The thyroid gland produces hormones that are transported throughout the body to facilitate cellular metabolism. The hormones are essential for cells to function efficiently. The symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland include the following: Read More …

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Working With Your Doctor

When something goes wrong with your health, it isn't always immediately apparent what you need to do to solve the problem. As you visit with your regular doctor, you might hope that he can give you a single medication to make things right, instead of bouncing around to various specialists. However, specialists have a specific set of skills that can make your health problems melt away. For example, ear nose and throat doctors know how issues with those areas could alter the rest of the body. Read this blog to learn more about what a specialist could do to help, so that you aren't left wondering what to do.