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Every function of our body is important. If any of it stops working, we can’t function properly. The fundamental functions of life make our life so rich and wonderful. Our Ear, Nose And Throat are connected. If your throat feels sore your ears and nose with be upset too. Similarly, if your ears are clogged, so will your nose be. Think about it. Ear, Nose and Throat not functioning properly? That can upset your whole body and working routine. For this matter, we have our ENT specialists. They treat everything related to our Ear, Nose and Throat. Following are the details of how they can treat you and what exactly do they treat.
Who Are ENT Doctors?
ENT specialists are not only the ones who treat your sinus headache, our swimmer’s ear or our sleep apnea. ENT doctors are also certified surgeons who perform delicate surgeries to restore hearing our hearing, open blocked airways, treat head, neck, and throat cancers, and rebuild the structures. To become a surgeon, it requires an additional five to eight years of intensive, post-graduate training beyond medical school.
What do ENTs’ Treat?
They treat all the conditions related to our ears such as ear infection, hearing loss, dizziness, ringing in the ears (called tinnitus) and pain in our ears, face, or neck pain.
Our nose is one of the most vital parts of our body. They facilitate breathing by helping to keep out potentially harmful dirt, other allergens and agents. In addition to allergies, ENT specialists treat various other issues like sinusitis, sinus headaches and migraines, nasal obstruction and surgery.
There are many disorders that affect our throat directly. It upsets our eating, breathing and swallowing too. ENT specialists help us get rid of them. The main issues they treat are; sore throat, infections, throat tumours, airway and vocal cord disorders.
Head And Neck Thyroid
The head and neck include some of our body’s most vital organs, which susceptible to tumours and cancer. In addition to cancers of the head and neck, ENT specialists treat neck masses, Grave’s disease, enlarged thyroid glands.
Being able to breathe and sleep well through the night has a strong impact on how we behave and perform through our day. ENT specialists treat sleep-disordered, breathing, nasal and airway obstruction, snoring and sleep apnea and many other issues related to these.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ENT specialists also deal with many functions related to our face. An accident causing, injury, deformation of the face or any other birth defect is what they can treat. Also, cleft palates, drooping eyelids, hair loss, ear deformities, facial paralysis, trauma reconstruction, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and revisions of facial cosmetic surgery.
Many children around the world are born with defects, some of them are treatable and many of them are not. Children in developing age often need special attention. ENT specialists treat birth defects related to the head and neck, developmental delays, ear infection, tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, asthma and allergy.
What Are The Common ENT Issues?
Ear infections are one of the most disturbing disorders. They are a result of the trapped germs and dust which gets trapped in our ears. There is a tube originated in the back of our throat which is responsible to keep unwanted germs out. If the tube is small or is clogged by mucus, bacteria or other microbes may be able to enter the ear and cause an infection. Ear infections are common in children. In fact, it is the most common infection in infants and toddlers.
Strep is an abbreviation of “streptococci” which is a type of bacteria. This usually occurs when the throat and surrounding structures become infected with this germ. Strep throat is a common infection and the symptoms are mostly the same as other infections.
Sinusitis is when a germ finds its way into the hollow place around your skull that surround your eyes and nose. The sinus can then stay there trapped, causing inflammation, pressure, and pain. Sometimes sinus combines with the common cold and it occurs mostly in the winter months. Chronic sinusitis is inflammatory which is caused by untreated allergies or conditions, such as bronchial asthma. Sinusitis can last from weeks to years if left untreated and can upset your health way more than you can imagine.
Apnea is a medical term which means ‘no breathing’. Sleep apnea is a disorder which can cause one to stop breathing for short periods of time during their sleep. Sleep apnea is a common disorder and can cause severe health problems if it is not dealt with properly. If you think you suffer from sleep apnea too, consult our ENT specialists so they can help you heal in a better way.
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