A guide to chronic sinusitis Chronic sinusitis is a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. This condition is characterised by inflammation of the sinus lining, which can lead to congestion, pain and difficulty breathing. In this blog post, we will discuss what chronic sinusitis is, its causes and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, [...]
Globus, also known as globus pharyngeus, is a sensation of a lump or foreign body in the throat that does not actually exist. It is a common condition that can be caused by a range of factors, including anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and muscle tension in the throat. Causes: The exact cause of globus is not entirely understood, but it [...]
Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a common condition that affects the nasal passages and is caused by an allergic reaction to environmental allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and animal dander. It is characterized by symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options [...]
By w1t|2022-11-28T14:05:39+00:00November 28th, 2022|Categories: ENT|
A tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the UK amongst children. And although it is often seen as a child-specific surgery, many adults go through tonsil removal surgery as well.
By w1t|2022-04-25T10:32:58+00:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: ENT|
Your tonsils and adenoids are key to staying in good health and play an important role in your body's defence against illness. Sometimes though people can experience issues with these crucial body parts and need to find out more information about them. If you find yourself in this boat, we go through below what they are, the problems which can occur [...]
By w1t|2021-12-09T14:46:22+00:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: ENT|
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are two fleshy masses at the back of the throat. The tonsils work to trap germs to prevent them from entering the airways and creating an infection in the lungs or sinuses.
By w1t|2021-11-24T09:28:57+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: ENT|
Dysphagia is a medical term used to describe patients with difficulties swallowing. Typically, individuals struggle to swallow specific foods or liquids. However, some patients may struggle to swallow anything at all.
By w1t|2021-11-24T09:20:47+00:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: ENT|
Rhinoplasty, or a 'nose job', as it is often called, is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose. Sometimes, rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons, when a patient feels unhappy with the current size or shape of their nose. In other instances, rhinoplasty might be performed to correct a breathing problem.
By w1t|2021-11-24T09:21:30+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.
By w1t|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 w1t|2021-11-24T09:24:10+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?
By w1t|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 w1t|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 w1t|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.