Snoring is the deep, vibrating sound caused as air travels past loose muscle and soft tissues in the throat. In some instances, snoring is mild, but it can be alarming for others, especially their partners. Roughly half of the U.S. population occasionally snores, with about a quarter being habitual snorers. Snoring can also indicate more… Read More »
Five Signs That You Need Deviated Septum Surgery
An incredible 80% of the population has some degree of septal deviation. However, for many of these cases, the conditions are non-symptomatic and don’t require any treatment. In other moderate or more severe cases of septal deviation, patients generally experience nasal obstruction, which can cause other harmful symptoms. In this article, Dr. Schalch Lepe examines… Read More »
The Three Types of Sleep Apnea, Explained
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing multiple times per night. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with this issue, making it a highly prevalent health concern affecting around 12% of the population. There are three types of sleep apnea, each with different causes and requiring separate treatments. In… Read More »
Is Your Snoring Really Sleep Apnea?
You’ve probably experienced lying in bed countless times listening to your partner snore. And while you may joke about it among friends, the reality is that it’s not a joke. What you’re hearing could be your loved one experiencing genuinely challenging breathing issues. As reported by Johns Hopkins Medicine, snoring is a common ailment amongst… Read More »
Here Are Some Tips on Treating Chronic Sinusitis
While acute sinusitis may initially feel like a bad cold taking place over a short period of time (usually less than two weeks), chronic sinusitis is typically more persistent. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic sinusitis is one of the most commonly experienced chronic health issues in the U.S., affecting… Read More »
What Causes Nasal Obstruction and How Do You Treat It?
As humans, we are meant to be nasal breathers. The nose is designed to humidify and warm the air, making it more comfortable to breathe through the nose. This also prepares the air so that it doesn’t irritate the lower nasal airway and the lungs. When you can’t breathe through your nose, not only is… Read More »