Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your
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While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues, thanks to congestion. Nasal conditions, often caused by allergies, can be irritating, painful, annoying, and disruptive. However, by recognizing the source
Because your jaw is one of the joints you use most often, dealing with jaw pain can be difficult—it can affect your ability to talk and eat. Often, jaw pain is related to problems with your teeth resulting from an oral health issue or from a habit like teeth-grinding.
The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half. Sometimes it can deviate to one side, which narrows or blocks the nostril and can make breathing difficult.
In most cases, deviated septum symptoms and the condition itself pose no serious medical problems.
Sinusitis, also known as sinus infection, is an inflammation of the sinus tissue. When experiencing sinusitis symptoms, your sinuses become blocked with fluid, bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow and lead to an infection.
There are several types of sinusitis. The main differences are the severity and length of flare-ups. The Centers for
Q. My dentist told me I have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder due to arthritis. What is a TMJ disorder, and how can it cause my jaw to be in so much pain?
A. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) serves as a hinge that connects the lower jaw to the skull’s temporal
Coronary artery disease’s distinction as the Number One killer of U.S. women has put it squarely in the spotlight. But there’s another dangerous form of cardiovascular disease that women should have on their radar: aortitis. Aortitis is actually a group of diseases of the aorta caused by inflammation. It affects
While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues. Irritating, painful, and annoying, nasal allergies can be quite disruptive. However, by recognizing source of your allergy, you can more easily
Q. I suffer from chronic sinusitis. What treatments would be most effective?
A. Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that continues for more than three months. Symptoms include facial pain, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, and decreased sense of smell. Other symptoms include nasal polyps, pus discharge, and evidence