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Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Causes and Treatment

Most people snore some of the time. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (apnea or apnoea means not breathing) are part of a number of conditions. However, simple snoring is usually not a disease or a serious problem in itself although the noise can disturb others, especially those who are sharing the bed. Many relationships are strained as a result of snoring of one of the partners. Simple snoring can in some cases progress to obstructive […]

Tinnitus: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Tinnitus is the awareness of unwanted noises in the head or ears. Anything that causes hearing loss (e.g., an ear infection, ageing or exposure to loud noise) can cause tinnitus. But, it is also possible to get tinnitus even if there is no associated hearing loss. Some people find tinnitus an occasional nuisance and only notice the noise when it is quiet, while others are unable to concentrate on anything else and may become extremely […]

Sinusitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Sinusitis occurs when the linings of the sinuses and cavities of the nose become inflamed. Other common names for this condition are rhinosinusitis and sinus infection. The body has four pairs of hollow sinuses: frontal sinuses (in the forehead), ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes), sphenoid sinuses (behind the eyes) and maxillary sinuses (behind the cheekbones), and any of them can become inflamed. More than 10% of the population are affected by sinusitis each year. The […]