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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure that opens(drains) sinuses without cutting or removing tissue. It was developed by a patient who underwent coronary artery angioplasty and suffered from chronic sinusitis. He envisioned that the less invasive technology used due open his coronary arteries could work to open his sinuses. Balloon Sinuplasty is a treatment for those […]


Snoring in Children is NOT Normal

Snoring occurs because the airway is obstructed during sleep. Severe snoring is associated with repeated drops in oxygen levels during sleep, and may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Children who snore regularly may develop hyperactivity and attention problems, and may be misdiagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(A.D.H.D). They may be excessively sleepy […]


What is the Difference between a Sinus Infection and a Cold?

Colds(upper respiratory infection or URI) are caused by viruses. There are over two hundred viruses that cause colds. The most common is the rhinovirus. Symptoms of a cold are nasal congestion, nasal discharge(watery, cloudy, or sometimes colored), sneezing, sore throat, and cough. The symptoms of a cold generally last for 7-10 days. There is no […]


What is the Difference between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

People who snore make noise when they sleep. People with sleep apnea STOP BREATHING when they sleep. Snoring is a partial obstruction of airflow between the nose and trachea(windpipe) during sleep. Because the obstruction is only partial, there is NO reduction in oxygen level. Sleep apnea is caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, with […]