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Ways You Can Make Your Sleep Apnea Better Nov 1st, 2021

Many people don’t know they have sleep apnea, a condition where you stop breathing for short periods while sleeping, until a bedmate comments on the loud snoring and/or lack of breath. Apnea, though, is a common condition, affecting some 26% of adults between 30-70. While there may be no immediate...

When to See a Doctor About Your Hearing Loss Oct 1st, 2021

Unless you’re born profoundly deaf, hearing is an essential part of living. It allows you to communicate effectively with others, learn about your environment, and sense when danger’s approaching. Unfortunately, as we get older, our ability to hear well deteriorates along with other parts of our bodies. That doesn’t mean,...

Why You May Need an ENT Sep 1st, 2021

An ear, nose, and throat doctor (ENT), also called an otolaryngologist, specializes in everything having to do with these three areas of the body. Some historians suggest this specialty is one of the oldest in the United States, coming about in the 1800s as doctors realized the ears, nose, and...

Do I Need Sinus Surgery? Aug 1st, 2021

Sinuses are hollow, air-filled cavities found throughout our bodies. For the purposes of this blog, however, we’ll discuss only the cavities located within the skull, which are connected to the nasal passage through the ostium, a hole in the bone. Humans have four pairs of sinuses usually viewed as a...

10 Signs of a Voice Disorder Jul 1st, 2021

Speech is a complicated process. In humans, you force air out of your lungs, which passes over two folds of tissue (vocal cords) in your larynx (voice box). The air triggers a vibration in the vocal cords which, when they touch, produce a sound. If you have any problem with...

Postnasal Drainage: What to Expect Jun 7th, 2021

Postnasal drainage, also known as a postnasal drip, occurs when mucus from your nasal passageways or sinuses runs down the back of the throat. Some drainage is necessary to help flush irritants out of the nasal cavity and moisten the tissues, but conditions like allergies and infections can trigger excessive...

5 Common Causes of Nasal Congestion May 19th, 2021

Nasal congestion, also called a "stuffy nose," occurs when nasal and adjacent tissues and blood vessels become swollen with excess fluid. This causes the feeling of a "stuffy" or plugged-up nose. Nasal congestion may or may not come with mucus discharge, better known as a "runny nose." While nasal congestion...

Early Signs of Sleep Apnea Apr 7th, 2021

Sleep apnea is a condition where you involuntarily stop breathing while sleeping. It affects millions of people, including 26% of adults between 30-70. There are a few types of sleep apnea, and the complications can range from mild to life-threatening. At Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat in Surprise, Arizona, otolaryngologists...

The Difference Between Childhood and Adult-Onset Allergies Mar 10th, 2021

Allergies, of any kind, are abnormal immune system responses to things usually harmless to most people. When you develop an allergy, your immune system wrongly believes that the substance involved, called an allergen, is harming your body. In response, it produces antibodies (immunoglobulin E, or IgE) which then release chemicals...

Help! My Child Has Tonsillitis! Feb 11th, 2021

Your tonsils are two masses of lymphatic tissue, found one on each side of the back of your throat. They’re part of your immune system, helping to prevent infections in your body. When the tonsils themselves become infected, the condition is called tonsillitis. Tonsillitis can happen at any age, but...

What to Expect from Sinus Surgery Jan 14th, 2021

Sinus comes from the Latin word meaning a “curve, fold, or hollow.” Our sinuses, therefore, are simply hollow, air-filled cavities throughout our bodies. For the purposes of this blog, though, we’ll refer to sinuses as the cavities located within the skull and connected to the nasal passage through a hole...

The Most Common Environmental Allergies and How We Can Help Dec 1st, 2020

If you’re one of the 50 million people in the United States that suffer from different types of allergies every year, then you’re familiar with the severe discomfort or other serious issues they can cause.  At Oasis ENT in Surprise, Arizona, our team of providers has the expertise to give...