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Adenoids: what are they and how should they be treated?

Adenoids, which are found at the back of the nose, can cause issues such as nasal blockage as well as various medical complications related to sleep. In our latest article, experienced ENT surgeon, Professor Stuart Winter, is on hand to offer us his expert knowledge with regards to what adenoids are exactly, and when it is time for them to be removed.

Breathing easy: Tackling nasal congestion

A blocked nose, medically known as nasal congestion, is a common ailment that can disrupt our daily lives and leave us feeling frustrated. Whether it's caused by a cold, allergies, or other factors, such as an array of structural abnormalities (e.g. a deviated nasal septum or enlargement of the sidewall structures of the nose called the turbinates), the sensation of struggling to breathe through your nostrils can be both uncomfortable and irritating. In his latest online article, Mr Matt Lechner delves into the causes of a blocked nose and explores effective ways to alleviate the symptoms.

Understanding acute sinusitis: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments explained

Acute sinusitis is a common condition characterised by inflammation and infection of the nose and sinuses. While it often resolves on its own, understanding the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options is crucial for managing the condition effectively. In his latest online article, Mr Premjit Randhawa explores the common symptoms of acute sinusitis, how it is diagnosed by ENT specialists, available treatment options, potential complications of untreated cases, and when surgery may be considered.

A brief analysis of hyperparathyroidism

A high level of calcium in the blood can sometimes be related to an enlarged, over functioning parathyroid gland, resulting in Hyperparathyroidism. This can often be detected by chance on blood tests, which might show a high calcium and high parathyroid hormone level. A high blood calcium level can cause various symptoms and potential complications. Leading ENT consultant Miss Natasha Choudhury provides a brief analysis of the condition, including details of surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism.

Paediatric sleep apnoea: FAQ

Paediatric sleep apnoea is a disorder where a child's breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep, often due to blocked airways, leading to disrupted sleep and potential health issues. Here to explain more about the condition is leading consultant adult & paediatric ENT Miss Victoria Alexander, who discusses how it can affect a child’s development and treatment options.

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