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Posts by Author: ‘Lily Robinson’

Am I Able to Have a Sleep Study at Home?

Man doing at home sleep study
December 19th, 2018

If you snore loudly, your doctor may recommend a sleep study to help diagnose the source of your sleep issues. In many cases, this type of sleep study can be performed at home. In this blog, the sleep specialists at New York ENT in NYC provide the information you need to help you learn whether […]

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Are There Alternatives to Using the CPAP Machine for Those With Sleep Apnea?

Man Sleeps with CPAP Machine
December 13th, 2018

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you probably know that using your CPAP machine is very important. Many patients, however, have trouble using CPAP, so they don’t use it every night or stop using it completely. If that’s the case, it’s important to talk to your doctor about a CPAP alternative to ensure you […]

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Can Snoring Go Away On Its Own?

Women cant sleep next to her husband who is snoring
December 5th, 2018

Snoring is quite common, and it can affect you in many negative ways, from interrupting your sleep to serving as an indication of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. What is snoring? Snoring is the sound that’s produced when the flow of air passes through relaxed tissues in the throat, causing them to vibrate. When […]

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How Is Tonsillitis Diagnosed?

Female Doctor Doing Throat Examination On Older Man
November 27th, 2018

There are two lumps of tissue at the back of your throat called tonsils, and there is one on each side. Tonsils filter and trap germs that could go into your airways and cause infection. Your tonsils also produce antibodies to combat infections. For some people, their tonsils get overwhelmed by bacteria or viruses and […]

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Does Having Throat Nodules Mean I Need Surgery?

Female Doctor checking male patients throat
November 20th, 2018

When we speak or sing, we use our vocal cords. Also called vocal folds or voice reeds, these cords are actually folded mucous membranes that stretch across, from back to front, across the larynx (commonly called the voice box). These folds vibrate to modulate the flow of air as it is expelled from the lungs […]

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When Is The Right Time To Have Your Tonsils Out?

Female patient describes symptoms to doctor
November 8th, 2018

Enlarged or swollen tonsils can be difficult to deal with because they can make it hard to breathe, swallow, or speak. Deciding when the time is right to have your tonsils out depends on the seriousness of your symptoms and your doctor’s recommendations after an examination. What Are Swollen Tonsils? Tonsils are two masses of […]

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Can You Break Your Nose More Than Once?

Women with bandage on her nose
October 24th, 2018

A broken nose can be a painful and traumatizing experience, and if you aren’t careful, you can break your nose more than once. What Is a Broken Nose? A broken nose also called a nasal fracture, occurs when you sustain a crack or break in a bone in your nose. The most common bone that’s […]

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What is Turbinate Dysfunction?

Asian woman pinches hurt her nose
October 18th, 2018

If you have trouble breathing through your nose or feel pressure in your nose or face, you may have a condition called turbinate dysfunction. What Is Turbinate Dysfunction? We have something called nasal turbinates in our noses. Turbinates, also called the nasal conchae, are long, narrow shelves on the side of the nose that warm […]

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Are Allergies Genetic?

Women blowing nose into tissue
October 9th, 2018

Every time you have an allergy attack, do you have your ancestors to thank? Seasonal allergies can be due to a genetic disposition you’ve inherited. What Are Allergies? Allergies are your body’s immune system response to things it thinks are foreign attackers. Allergy triggers, like pollen, dust, mold, or animal dander are a few examples […]

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How Often Should You Check Your Hearing?

Close-up Of A Man Trying To Hear
September 28th, 2018

Hearing is something we all tend to take for granted until there is a problem. Unfortunately, many problems with hearing start quietly and advance slowly, and there may be ten to fifteen years of progressive damage before we realize it is a problem. By getting regular hearing screenings, it may be possible to catch hearing […]

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