Ear Nose and Throat

Is One of Your Nostrils Harder to Breathe Through? You May Have A Deviated Septum

The thin wall, or septum, between the nostrils, should be in the middle of your nose. Sometimes, however, it’s off to one side or the other. This is called a “deviated septum”. This condition is usually due to an injury, causing the cartilage or bone of the septum to shift or buckle. This can happen at birth.    […]

Can’t Escape the Ringing in Your Ears?  

Ringing in your ears, otherwise known as tinnitus, can have a number of causes. The most common cause is prolonged exposure to loud noises (which is another reason to keep the volume down on the earbuds and wear ear protection while mowing).   While a history of exposure to loud noises can’t […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have airways that become blocked during sleep, usually from the collapse of soft tissue in the airways. This causes the patient to stop breathing, resulting in a drop in oxygen levels and sleep deprivation. In the short term, obstructive sleep apnea causes fatigue and discomfort. […]