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Is my sinus infection really a sinus infection?

By: Abbas A. Anwar , MD  Is my sinus infection really a sinus infection? Many medical specialists now believe that acute sinusitis as a cause of recurrent headaches is a relatively rare phenomenon. What if I told you that a self-diagnosing patient and a well-intentioned treating physician would be wrong 80% of the time in treating acute sinusitis based on the standard complaints of acute nasal congestion, watery nasal discharge, eye discharge, periorbital pressure and headache. These symptoms sound classic …

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The Nose Knows

Republished from The Magazine of Saint John’s Health Center – Winter 2021/2022 This is the time of year for runny or stuffy noses. But it’s sometimes tough to tell what’s behind bothersome nasal symptoms and headaches. Abbas Anwar, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon at Pacific Neuroscience Institute, helps explain the difference between colds and chronic sinusitis. What’s the difference? Cold – Nasal congestion/runny nose – Clear or white discharge – Lasts three to seven days Chronic …

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Reducing Stress and Anxiety through Music

Music affects your health in more ways than you can think. Music serves as an excellent backdrop for your life and its enjoyment from what you’re doing while also reducing stress.  In most cases music can help make you feel more alert and enhance your concentration.  Stress and Anxiety are mental health conditions which cause mental and emotional tension within the body. Cortisol is a hormone released during stress. Different song waves activate different parts of the brain which can …

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Causes Of Stuffy Nose & Headache

This article was republished from MedicalNewsToday.com A stuffy nose and headache can be the result of benign conditions such as colds and allergies. However, sometimes, they are due to a condition that may require medical attention. In this article, we discuss some causes of a headache and stuffy nose, as well as the treatment options available. We also look at when a person should seek medical help. 1. Sinusitis Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses that can cause a …

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Spring Allergy Symptoms & Treatments

This article was republished from MedicalNewsToday.com During spring, trees and grasses begin releasing pollen into the air. When people inhale this pollen, it can trigger allergies.  In the United States, these allergies can occur from February until early summer, depending on the state. Allergies can come in two forms: Seasonal: Symptoms occur in spring, summer, or fall and are usually due to pollen or mold spores. Perennial: Symptoms occur all year round. Causes include dust mites, pet dander, mold, and cockroaches. …

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Pacific Specialists Among First To Perform Balloon Sinuplasty with NuVent In-Office 3D-Navigation

  LOS ANGELES, CA,  October 19, 2016 — Ear, nose & throat surgeons at Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists are among the first to offer the NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System, a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked sinus pathways. NuVent is unique image guidance system (IGS) technology which ensures safety and precision in the procedure by allowing 3-Dimensional visualization of the unique sinus anatomy and drainage system. Each year over 30 million people experience sinusitis, an inflammation or swelling of …

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