Nov272017
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Is it Time for a Rhinoplasty?

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The appearance of your nose can add balance to your face if it’s well proportioned. But if you’re like many people, there’s something you’d like to change about your nose. If that’s the case, a rhinoplasty could be right for you. In this blog, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute explains what can indicate that it’s time for a rhinoplasty. What is a rhinoplasty? It’s often called a nose job, and it’s one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. It […]
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Nov102017
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Common Causes of Post-Nasal Drip

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Mucus is normally produced by your throat and nose glands, and it’s swallowed without you even noticing it. When it thickens or builds up, however, it can cause post-nasal drip and a host of annoying symptoms. In this blog, ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute outlines the common causes of post-nasal drip. What is post-nasal drip? Mucus performs important functions in your nasal membranes, helping to fight infection, clean out foreign particles, and humidify air before it reaches your lungs. […]
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Sep292017
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Am I a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?

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If you’ve been suffering from repeated or ongoing sinus infections, you may have tried several different treatments or medications to try to get relief. In some cases, your doctor may recommend a balloon sinuplasty procedure to help you get long-term relief and breathe easier. In this blog, board-certified ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute helps you determine whether you may be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. What is balloon sinuplasty? This minimally invasive type of procedure is performed in […]
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Aug12017
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Common Causes of a Deviated Septum

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If you have a deviated septum, you may not be aware of it, but this condition can cause ongoing nasal and sinus issues. In this blog, board-certified ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute shares the common causes of a deviated septum. What is a deviated septum? Your septum is the wall of cartilage and bone that separates your two nostrils. Ideally, the wall is straight and divides your nose into two equally sized nostrils. In most people, however, it’s somewhat […]
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Jun302017
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What are the Treatment Options for Snoring?

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Snoring may be related to something as short-term and simple as a cold, but chronic snoring can be an indication that you’re not getting the restful sleep you need. It could be a sign that you have sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that requires treatment. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung, a top Houston ear, nose, and throat physician, outlines the best treatment options for snoring. What is snoring? Snoring can occur when the muscles in the roof of your mouth and the tissues in your throat relax, and […]
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Jun12017
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Can Sinus Pressure Cause Migraines?

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Sinus headaches and migraines are often commonly confused, but it’s important to know which type of headache you have since that affects the type of treatment you need. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute explains more about sinus headaches and migraines, including whether sinus pressure can cause migraines. What is a sinus headache? A sinus headache is characterized by pain and pressure in the head – especially the forehead – and behind the cheekbones. Your head may hurt when you move or […]
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Apr282017
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Urgent Care is Not a Replacement for an ENT Specialist

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More healthcare options are available than ever before, so if you have an ear, nose, or throat issue, you may wonder where to receive treatment. An urgent care center may be able to see you in a hurry, but it’s not a replacement for an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute explains why urgent care isn’t a replacement for an ENT specialist. What is the difference between urgent care and an ENT specialist? An urgent care […]
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Mar302017
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When is Surgery for a Deviated Septum Recommended?

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A deviated septum can sometimes cause ongoing breathing issues as well as other symptoms, and in some cases, surgery may be recommended. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung, a top Houston ear, nose, and throat doctor and deviated septum surgeon, explains when surgery for a deviated septum may be recommended. What is a deviated septum? The septum is a thin wall of bone and cartilage that divides your nasal passages. In many people, it’s somewhat deviated, which makes one nasal passage smaller than the other. You probably won’t be aware […]
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Mar12017
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What is Involved in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

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If you struggle with chronic sinusitis, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) may be able to help alleviate your congestion and other symptoms and prevent them from reoccurring. In this blog, ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute will explain what’s involved with this procedure. What is FESS? It’s a minimally invasive procedure that unblocks the sinus openings into the nose. These air pockets can become swollen, blocked and infected, which prevents the normal drainage of mucus. Mucus and pus can build […]
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Jan312017
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What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea can cause a variety of issues and symptoms, but many people who have this disorder haven’t been diagnosed. It’s important to recognize the symptoms so you can see a doctor to confirm the presence of sleep apnea and receive effective treatment. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung at Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute will explain more about this disorder and how you can recognize sleep apnea symptoms. What is sleep apnea? This common sleep disorder affects an estimated 22 million Americans, but many don’t know they […]
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