Feb192019

What Causes Post-Nasal Drip?

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Post nasal drip is a bothersome condition that causes many different symptoms. However, because it can be treated in a number of ways, there’s no need to suffer through the discomfort. In this blog, one of the best Houston ENT and sinus specialists, Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute, explains what causes post nasal drip: What is post nasal drip? Your body produces one to two courts of mucus every day through glands in your nose and throat. This mucus is necessary for certain bodily functions, […]
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Feb192019

Five Tips to Minimize the Effects of Seasonal Allergies

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Spring is here, which means warmer weather, longer days — and pollen. If you’re one of the 50 million Americans suffering from nasal allergies, spring may make you want to cover up and hibernate, instead of shedding your winter garb and basking in the sunshine. While allergy symptoms may be worse for you during this time of year, our Dr. Yeung here at Houston Sinus Surgery offers some tips that might help minimize the effects of your seasonal allergies. 1. Know your pollen counts Pollen may be responsible for the […]
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Feb192019

Ways to Combat Snoring

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Relaxation and a good night’s sleep seem to go hand-in-hand, but as is often the case, too much of a good thing may be a problem. Snoring is one of those situations where relaxation of the soft tissues in your throat can cause a collapse that interferes with air flow. The resulting vibrations create the distinctive sound of snoring. If snoring isn’t affecting your sleep process or that of others around you, it may not be any cause for concern. However, the soft tissue collapse can progress to where your […]
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Feb192019

Rhinoplasty: Tips for Speeding Your Recovery

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Whether you had rhinoplasty to surgically improve the appearance of your nose or you needed to solve a breathing problem, you’ll need time to recover when your procedure is over. While every patient heals at their own pace, there are steps you can take to support your body as it heals. What should you expect after rhinoplasty? After your surgery, your nose will be covered in bandages and protected by a splint. You’ll also have a gauze bandage taped underneath your nose to catch any drainage. These bandages generally stay […]
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Feb192019

What to Expect From a Sinus Surgery Revision?

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Nasal congestion, drainage, and sinus pain are part of everyday life for those who have chronic sinusitis. It’s sometimes caused by nasal polyps, structural abnormalities within your nose, or tissue changes related to allergies. When nasal sprays, allergy treatments, and other conservative therapies don’t help manage the symptoms, surgery often becomes the best treatment option, and many patients understandably jump at what may be a permanent fix for their sinus symptoms. Sometimes, however, the initial surgery doesn’t solve the issue. Nationwide, about 30% of these surgeries require a repeat procedure, […]
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Feb192019

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Health

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It’s estimated that 50 million to 70 million American adults have some type of sleep disorder, meaning that virtually everywhere you go, there are a bunch of sleep-deprived individuals trying to get through the day. If you’re one of these drowsy people consuming copious amounts of caffeine just so you can keep your eyes open during a meeting, or while you’re driving, you could be in serious trouble. Dr. Cecil Yeung, an expert ear, nose, and throat, and sleep disorder physician, at Houston Sinus Surgery in Houston, explains how lack […]
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Feb192019

Understanding If Rhinoplasty Is Right For You

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A well-formed nose lets you breathe freely and brings harmony to your face, allowing your natural beauty to shine. But if your nose detracts from your other features, or if you have trouble breathing, you may be considering a nose job. Nose surgery requires extra expertise The nose is a delicately structured organ that poses one of the most complex challenges of facial plastic surgery. By some estimates, up to 15% of rhinoplasty surgeries require re-operation. Spare yourself that agony by finding the most experienced and talented facial plastic surgeon possible at […]
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Feb192019

Is That Constant Sniffling a Cold or Sinus Infection?

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If your constant sniffling is driving you and everyone around you nuts, it may be time for medical intervention. You may be battling something more than just a cold. Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, presents symptoms very similar to a cold. However, infected sinuses may cause you discomfort for several weeks, even after your other symptoms go away. The basics of a cold When you have a cold, you’ve likely picked up a rhinovirus that causes your nose to run or feel stuffed up. Colds also cause other symptoms like: […]
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Feb192019

Nasal Polyps: What You Should Know About Them

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Sleep apnea, recurrent sinus infections, frequent asthma attacks, and difficulty breathing through your nose all have one thing in common: They can all be caused by nasal polyps. Polyps are fleshy, painless, benign (non-cancerous) growths that form inside your sinuses or along the lining of your nasal passages. When they’re very small, they rarely cause symptoms, and that means you probably won’t even know you have them. But when they’re larger or when you have several of them, they can block your airway, irritate your sinuses, and prevent normal mucus […]
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Feb192019

Always Feeling Tired? You May Be Suffering From Sleep Apnea

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Even if you aren’t aware of it, you may have frequent stops and starts in your breathing as you sleep, making it impossible to get the rest your body badly needs. This is often due to a condition known as sleep apnea. This fairly common disorder can increase your risk of daytime tiredness and keep you from performing your best at school or work. It can also threaten your health. Dr. Yeung is a sleep apnea expert with considerable experience in helping people overcome the health challenges associated with this […]
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