For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.
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- Breathing Problems
- Snoring/Sleep Apnea
- Sore Throat
- Ear Infection
- Hearing Loss
- Mouth Sores
- Neck Pain
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Oral Cancers
The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance. There are mechanisms in the ear that inform the brain about your position, orientation in space and movement and all times — to keep you in balance. A false sensation of spinning or whirling, known as vertigo, can occur when the signal to the brain is blocked or misfires. Read More »
The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each of these areas is susceptible to infections, which can be painful. Young children have a greater tendency to get earaches. While most ear pain resolves itself in a matter of days, you should get a physical examination to understand the type of infection, prevent it from spreading and obtain treatment to help alleviate the pain. Read More »
Hearing loss has a lot of different causes and manifestations. It can be sudden or gradual. It can occur in one ear or both ears. It can be temporary or permanent. It happens to people of all ages and is associated with the aging process. Before discussing causes and treatments for hearing loss, it is important to understand how hearing works. Read More »
There are a variety of sores that can occur in or around the mouth. Most are benign, but some may be indicative of cancer.Read More »
Neck pain is often a result of overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the neck from sports, recreational activities, work or household chores. It is generally characterized by stiffness, a kink or severe pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back and/or arms. Neck pain can also be caused by stress, trauma or injury or may be a symptom of the flu or meningitis. Read More »
The nose serves three primary functions: to warm, humidify and filter air as it passes into the body. Breathing problems may impact one or multiple of these functions. Breathing problems can be temporary or chronic, mild or severe, but they usually increase with age. Read More »
Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose. Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway. Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, resulting in the snoring sound. Read More »
Everyone experiences sore throats when they have a cold or flu. But there are other reasons for sore throats that may be symptomatic of more serious problems.Read More »
Most head and neck cancers are relatively preventable since they are highly correlated with tobacco use and alcohol consumption. They are also generally curable if caught early. Symptoms to watch out for include pain swallowing, trouble breathing, ear pain, a lump in the neck that lasts longer than two weeks, a growth in the mouth and bleeding from the mouth, nose or throat.Read More »
Oral cancers appear as red or white patches of mouth tissue or small ulcers that look like a canker sores, but are painless. Oral cancers usually form on the tongue or floor of the mouth, but can occur on any tissue in and around the mouth.Read More »
... Sinus Allergies Breathing Problems Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Dizziness Ear Infection Hearing Loss Mouth Sores Neck Pain Head and Neck Cancers Oral Cancers Dizziness The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance...
... Sinus Allergies Dizziness Breathing Problems Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Ear Infection Hearing Loss Mouth Sores Neck Pain Head and Neck Cancers Oral Cancers How Your Sinuses Could Be Causing Headaches Dizziness The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance...
Throat Voice Head and Neck
Throat Pain Post Nasal Drip Reflux (GERD / LPR) Problems Swallowing (Dysphagia) Hoarseness (Dysphonia) Foreign Body / Sensation (Globus) Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tonsil Infections / Hypertrophy / Stones Thyroid Disease / Surgery Parathyroid Disease / Surgery Salivary Gland Stones / Masses Head and Neck Cancers Cancer Surveillance
Head and Neck Cancers
Most head and neck cancers are relatively preventable since they are highly correlated with tobacco use and alcohol consumption...
Cancer of the lining of the nasal cavity and throat is known as nasopharyngeal cancer...
Oral cancers appear as red or white patches of mouth tissue or small ulcers that look like a canker sores, but are painless...
Thyroid cancer is usually recognized by thyroid nodules or swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter)...
... Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism can be caused by Grave's Disease (overproduction of the thyroid hormones), growths on the thyroid (either nodules or a goiter), inflammation of the thyroid and, in rare cases, pituitary gland malfunction or cancer...
...Most are benign, but some may be indicative of cancer...