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The adenoids are amazing parts of the lymphatic system. During childhood they are busy bulking up and building up the immune system. Adenoids detect incoming bacteria and viruses and are the first line of defense when they show up. But, they can be too much of a good thing. Recurring infections can cause adenoids and tonsils to swell. The swelling

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A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that almost one-third of American adults don’t get enough sleep. If snoring or other breathing problems keep you or your partner awake at night, it might be time to visit an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. Your ENT can determine the cause of the snoring and provide the solutions

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The adenoids are part of the lymphatic system and play a role in the body’s ability to fight infection. They sit like little sentinels high in the throat behind the nose and soft palate. They monitor the air coming in for viruses and bacteria. When they detect them, the immune system swings into action. However, recurring infections can cause the

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If your ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor has recommended you have septoplasty (septum surgery) to improve your nasal breathing, you may be worried about the pain and recovery process. While trepidation is normal before any procedure you should know there have been many advances in septum surgery. Recovery time is not long, the pain is more akin to discomfort,

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Difficulty breathing through the nose is a pretty common problem treated by ENTs . Initial treatment may consist of decongestants, antihistamines or other medications to open air passages. Many times treating the underlying condition like chronic sinusitis or allergy is all that is necessary. Sometimes the problem is caused by the structure of the nasal passages. If the nasal obstruction

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