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Balloon Sinuplasty- Fixing the Nose & Sinuses: 7 Things You Should Know


  •  Balloon sinuplasty is now a mainstream technique for treating symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis. Over 100,000 sinuses have been successfully dilated since the inception of this procedure over a decade ago.
  • Balloon sinuplasty dilation is commonly performed in the office setting under mild oral or intravenous sedation. It is a quick procedure to perform. There is virtually no downtime with this procedure. No packing is used and normal activities may be resumed within a day or two.

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Ways to "Breathe Easy" This Summer

 

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! 

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Allergies or Nasal Sinusitis?

The nose, throat and eyes may often suffer most from illness. The nose may run, the throat may be sore, and the eyes may water. The causes for these symptoms can vary; a change in weather, a cold, allergies, or nasal sinusitis may be to blame. ABC News reported, “Thirty-five million Americans suffer from nasal allergies and 7 million suffer from chronic sinus infections, yet most people can't tell the difference between these two conditions.” When you are determining your symptoms, consider the following indicators. You may differentiate between allergies and sinusitis symptoms.

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