By ENT 150|2021-08-16T15:55:52+00:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: ENT|
The nose plays a critical role in the body’s overall health. Aside from it being the centre of the sense of smell, it’s an important filter that protects the airways and lungs. Sinus and nose problems quickly become systemic problems if not cared for properly. Here, we discuss some of the most common disorders, in order to help you determine the [...]
By ENT 150|2021-06-22T11:21:36+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: ENT|
When keeping an eye on your health, it is essential to be aware of bacterial infections transmitted from food, water or other people. Bacterial infections of any kind can be extremely harmful to your health (sometimes even fatal!), and knowing about the various types that you may be exposed to could help you to protect yourself from them.
By ENT 150|2021-04-29T11:17:37+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: ENT|
Babies born with breathing difficulties are sometimes diagnosed with a birth defect known as choanal atresia, which will be an anxious and distressing time for parents and the wider family. So, what exactly is choanal atresia? The basic explanation is that it involves a blockage in the opening at the back of the infant’s nasal passage (which is called the choana). [...]
By ENT 150|2021-03-24T12:40:28+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: ENT|
We do not often think about our breathing until it becomes difficult. If you have found yourself struggling to breathe through either one or both of your nostrils, the likely cause could be nasal obstruction.
By ENT 150|2021-02-16T16:19:13+00:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: ENT|
Our ears can be sensitive places, but sometimes you may notice something that feels a little more out of the ordinary. A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that can develop in your middle ear. A noncancerous, benign growth, will grow behind your eardrum.
By ENT 150|2020-10-23T12:03:21+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: ENT|
Septoplasty isn't a procedure that is as well known as rhinoplasty, also known as a 'nose job'. While most 'nose jobs' are performed for cosmetic reasons, a septoplasty is a medical procedure that is carried out to help correct a deviated septum.
By ENT 150|2020-12-02T14:19:56+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: ENT|
Whether you’re the noisy culprit or it’s a loved one that’s leaving you with a poor night’s sleep, snoring is more common than you may think – and thousands of households across the UK and beyond struggle to manage snoring partners, relatives or children every day.
By ENT 150|2020-12-02T14:20:30+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: ENT|
A broken nose, or nasal fracture, can be caused by a range of accidents that result in trauma to the face or head. This type of fracture can be caused by contact sports, fights, falls or even car accidents.
By ENT 150|2020-07-24T13:45:56+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: ENT|
Millions of people around the world take painkillers every day for relief from mild pain symptoms. If you’re experiencing a headache, fever or joint pain, you might feel it worthwhile to take a medication like aspirin, naproxen or ibuprofen to reduce symptoms. However, if you have a condition known as AERD (aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease), you could end up feeling worse after [...]
A good night’s sleep plays a vital role in supporting both the mind and body. Sufficient rest enables the body to repair itself, whether you’re an active person whose muscles need to recover, or your body simply needs to take the time for core functions to rest. Sleep is also proven to help enhance brain functionality, such as problem solving and [...]
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is the most common form of sleep apnoea, affecting four in 100 middle-aged men in the UK and around two in 100 middle-aged women. But what exactly is the condition and why does it happen? Put simply, obstructive sleep apnoea is where the walls of the throat relax and narrow throughout the sleep cycle, causing breathing to be [...]
By ENT 150|2021-07-09T13:14:23+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: ENT|
Sometimes, seemingly small ailments can cause surprisingly serious long-term afflictions; otitis media, also known as an ear infection, is one such condition. While otitis media is both very common and often mild, it's important to be aware of the illness as well as the potential for long-term side effects and hearing loss. What is otitis media? Otisis media is the medical [...]
By ENT 150|2020-08-20T09:07:10+00:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: ENT|
Are you struggling with persistent ear pain or problems with eating or speaking? You might need to see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. How do you know when to tackle your symptoms with a visit to the pharmacist, and when you might need more help to find a solution for your problem? What does an ENT specialist do? ENT [...]
By ENT 150|2019-12-17T11:57:03+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: ENT|
Ear, nose and throat – or ENT – is a term that most people are familiar with and it’s well-known that there are a variety of conditions that can affect these parts of the body. While some are common illnesses that most of us experience in our lifetimes, others are more serious and have the potential to cause serious problems with [...]
This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor first – always. Mr Paul Montgomery – Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street talks about Ear canal infections, Acute Otitis Externa. Ear canal infections occur when either a bacteria or fungus infects the skin of the ear canal. This causes severe pain in the [...]
This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor - always. Mr Paul Montgomery - Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street talks about Vestibular Migraine. Dizziness due to migraine is quite common; the diagnosis is based on the patient’s story as there are no clinical findings except when the patient is having an attack [...]
Like most areas of medical procedure, prominent ear correction is under constant technical evolution – and the latest result of this is the Earfold implant. Although actually, it’s so minimally invasive, this brilliant new technique isn’t even the next step in ear pinning surgery – it’s as close as you’ll get to pinning ears back without surgery at all. This probably [...]
Too much ear wax can be a problem – your ears feel blocked and sounds are muffled – what can you do to keep it at bay? Ear wax and skin debris are produced naturally by the outer part of the ear canal and is pushed out of the ear by the action of chewing and the hairs of the ear [...]
A clinical study of patients with sleep apnea has been initiated by researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Queensland Brain Institute, part of the University of Queensland. Initial research prior to the study revealed there may be a link between inadequate oxygen levels during sleep and damage caused to the brain, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s [...]
At London Hearing we pay close attention to emerging technology in the market as this enables us to be highly selective about the products we recommend to our patients. As an independent supplier, we are committed to this approach and regularly monitor and review our suppliers to ensure they are keeping up with the market too. Titanium built hearing aids have [...]
Most ear-related dizziness seen in the GP surgery is due to BPPV or Méniere’s disease. New treatments make these conditions easier to manage either by a GP, or by an ENT specialist. Mr Paul Montgomery - Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street explains more about these two ear conditions. BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), is the [...]