Balloon sinuplasty is an in-office procedure that has produced significant relief to tens of thousands of chronic sinus sufferers since its inception in the middle of the last decade. It works by guiding a very thin balloon into specific blocked areas of the affected sinuses, inflating the balloon, then deflating it and removing it. This has been shown both in lab tests and in clinical studies to provide a long-term resolution of the sinus blockage.
Allergy Control in New Territory
Almost eighteen years of my life have passed and now it's only weeks away... College! How exciting? I've been waiting all my life for it: from the first day of Kindergarten, I knew I was destined for greatness. Well, then it was more a Captain Underpants standing on your bed to feel mighty in your tighty whiteys kind of greatness, but now it's a making connections and building new relationships kind of greatness. Having a new, fresh start has never been something to intimidate me. I see it as a welcoming challenge, an inviting escapade. That all seems great. But wait a minute. I don't know anyone there, or anything there. I need to be prepared and feel prepared for the experience, and with that comes knowing my strengths and more importantly knowing my weaknesses. What would happen if I were walking to class and all the sudden I felt congested and tight? What if I got so sick I couldn't even get out of bed to hit the free food buffet? Where would I go? The school infirmary? Well that's good, if I knew where it was. The allergist in the area? Sure, if I had all the paperwork on hand. I know I like to talk about allergies and allergy control a lot, but its so important to know not only what they are but how to handle them, too.
Jake Nachlas, Summer Intern to Nathan E. Nachlas, MD
It's Sunday afternoon, and you're at the beach with your family. Or maybe you're at the golf course enjoying a round of 18. It's hot, so you keep reapplying sunscreen, at least I hope! You're lying there, listening to music, feeling the breeze from the ocean hit your face, dipping your toes into the hot summer sand and watching the waves crash one after one after one after one. You can smell the salt from the ocean and the freshness of the air. Or maybe you're on Hole 9, three below par, and the scent of the grass and the view of a cloudless sky over the green overwhelm your fear of the Par 5 ahead of you, of making one bad drive. You tee up, take a few practice swings, pull the driver back, looking down at the ball trying not to comprehend the breadth of the fairway. Then you swing, the club strikes th---ACHOOOO!
Earth to Allergy Control
Jake Nachlas, Summer Intern for Nathan E Nachlas, MD
1. After a decade of progressive improvements in Balloon Sinuplasty technology, this procedure is now empirically accepted as an excellent alternative for many sinus sufferers
Balloon Sinuplasty Patient Reviews
Ferdi, a wine-tasting consultant in her 30s, was plagued by her chronic sinusitis and recurrent sinus polyps. Not only were the sinus polyps causing a blocked sinus cavity or nasal congestion, they were putting her job in jeopardy: As a wine-tasting consultant, sense of smell is critical. Despite previous sinus polyp surgeries, Ferdi was still suffering, her polyps were still present and hope seemed elusive.
No matter where you are in life, it is an honor to be asked your opinion. It takes it to the next level to be asked to teach from your experience. It seemed like a basic task: Come to Florida Atlantic University Medical School and speak to a group of eager, budding, medical-school-bound students how I chose my profession and wound up doing what I’m doing today. Again, it seemed straightforward.
Balloon Sinuplasty Recovery A solution for the Athlete
Cassie Johnson was an outstanding high school soccer player. As goalie, she was being recruited by many prestigious colleges. When confronted with the possibility of having a procedure to relieve her chronic sinus suffering, her first question was, “How much school will I need to miss?” Cassie’s second question, however, was more difficult: “When can I return to soccer?”
So I really hadn’t envisioned the details of this blog until several weeks ago, while I lay on the wet grass of transition area one at Ironman Augusta 70.3. For my colleagues who are unfamiliar with triathlons, the Ironman is a grueling, body-jarring event that begins with a 1.2-mile swim, follows with a 56-mile bike ride through the challenging hills of Augusta, Georgia and neighboring South Carolina, and concludes with a half marathon (13.1-mile run) back through the town of Augusta. Please don’t ask why… it’s just something that we do. And do. And do.
So you’re in a rut. You suffer through your day congested, stuffy, and maybe even with a pounding headache. It could be allergies. It probably has taken its toll on your sinuses. All that sinus medicine at the pharmacy still won’t make you feel better. You then recall how your dad suffered with excruciating “sinus” pain all of his adult life, but was powerless to stop it.