Having a working voice is essential for many professions, such as teachers, lawyers and singers, so having a voice disorder can be very disruptive. Mr Brian Fish, a top otolaryngologist, explains how voice disorders can affect us and when to see a doctor about them.
A pharyngeal pouch is like a hernia at the top of your oesophagus. It can be problematic as food can collect in the pouch. What causes this phenomenon and how can it be fixed? Experienced consultant ear, nose & throat (ENT) surgeon Mr Stuart Winter is here to explain.
To look after our voice, caring for our voice box is the main priority. This is particularly important if you rely on your voice for your career, for example, if you are a teacher, lawyer, singer, or sales representative. Mr Brian Fish, who is an ENT surgeon and expert in treating voice disorders, gives us advice on what we can do to look after our voice.
The most common causes of a hoarse voice include an inflammation of the airways from infection, vocal cord nodules due to overuse, or acid reflux. However, a sizeable number of people have a hoarse voice due to various lesser-known conditions, as explained by leading ENT surgeon Mr Kalpesh Patel below.
Snoring. Lots of us do it, but did you know that sometimes, snoring can give you a bad night's sleep and, in turn, make you tired during the daytime, and affect both your mental and physical health? Renowned ENT surgeon Mr Guri Sandhu explains obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Getting a nose job is a big investment, so how do you know if it’s right for you? How do you know if it’ll improve your confidence, or your social life? Can anyone predict the future in this way? Expert rhinoplasty surgeon Mr Charles East explains how his clinic does it, and why it’s transforming the way patients are treated…
If you regularly hear a whooshing sound, or the continuous sound a seashell in your ear, it could be a case of tinnitus. Expert otolaryngologist Mr Michael Pringle explains whether the symptom can disappear by itself and what could be a possible cause.
If you have a blocked nose due to a structural problem, your doctor might recommend surgery. A septoplasty is performed when your septum is causing the blockage. We spoke to leading rhinologist Mr Hesham Saleh about what patients can expect from the procedure, what risks are involved, and whether the appearance of your nose can be affected.