By ENT 150|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 ENT 150|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 ENT 150|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 ENT 150|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 ENT 150|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 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|2021-11-24T09:24:10+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 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|2021-10-04T15:51:27+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 [...]