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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Dec302016
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What Are the Most Common Problems After Sinus Surgery?

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Chronic sinus problems can cause pain and misery, and if medications aren’t effective enough, your doctor may recommend sinus surgery. Surgery can help you achieve long-term relief, but problems after sinus surgery can occur in some instances. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute  will explain some of the common problems after sinus surgery, as well as how you can minimize your risk. What is sinus surgery? If you have sinus issues, treatment will usually begin with conservative, non-invasive options such as allergy […]
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Nov302016
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What Are the Best Sinus Headache Treatments?

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If you’re suffering from headaches, they could have several different causes, including congestion in your sinuses. You may feel pain and pressure in your face due to sinusitis (sinus infection), and the first step toward effective treatment is an accurate diagnosis. In this blog, board-certified ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Cecil Yeung will explain more about these types of headaches as well as sinus headache treatment. What is a sinus headache? A sinus headache is caused by swelling and pressure in your sinuses. These air-filled cavities usually allow mucus […]
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Oct312016

Top Reasons For a Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

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If you frequently suffer from sinus infections, you’re probably tired of the facial pain and pressure, congestion, and nasal discharge that can interfere with your daily activities and reduce your quality of life. Your symptoms can last for weeks on end or may seem to clear up, only to soon return in a pattern that keeps repeating itself. A Balloon Sinuplasty procedure can provide relief for many people who suffer with chronic sinus infections by opening blocked nasal passages. In this blog, Houston-based board-certified ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor […]
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