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How to Overcome Your Sleep Apnea Dec 6th, 2019

More than 18 million adults in the United States struggle to take in oxygen when they sleep due to obstructive sleep apnea. And an estimated 2-20% of children are also affected by this condition. Obstructive sleep apnea can do far more than just leave you fatigued. It can also lead...

Chronic Sniffles? Determining the Cause of Your Constant Runny Nose Nov 1st, 2019

The typical lifespan of a cold or the flu can range from a few days to a couple of weeks. And if your immune system is down due to exhaustion, dehydration, stress, or an underlying health issue, it can take longer to get rid of your cold. However, a constant...

Are Your Frequent Sinus Infections a Sign of Nasal Polyps? Oct 4th, 2019

There are a number of factors that can trigger a sinus infection. Though you don’t need to have nasal polyps to get a sinus infection, chances are that if you have nasal polyps, you’ve probably suffered from one or more sinus infections. If you’re having difficulty breathing or keep getting...

What to Consider When Selecting a Surgeon for Your Rhinoplasty Revision Sep 11th, 2019

Last year, over 200,000 people had rhinoplasty, which is also called a nose job. Rhinoplasty was the third most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure. But not everyone was happy with the procedure. About 5-10% of those who had rhinoplasty went on to have it redone.  Many people choose rhinoplasty to...

CT Scans Offer Quick Diagnosis for Speedy Treatment of Sinus Headaches Aug 20th, 2019

Your sinuses are the open spaces in your skull behind your nose, cheeks, forehead, and between your eyes. These areas are part of a complex network of drainage and airflow passages in your respiratory system. Your sinuses also produce mucus to keep these areas moisturized and to filter out any...

How Long Is Sinus Surgery Recovery? Apr 4th, 2019

Most people ignore their sinuses until they have a problem with them. These cavities are inside your skull near the front of your face, surrounding your eyes and nose. Your sinuses create mucus that keeps your nasal passages moisturized and protect you from unsavory particles like infectious organisms, dirt, and...

Questions to Ask When Selecting the Best Surgeon for Your Sinus Surgery Mar 1st, 2019

Strictly speaking, sinusitis is inflammation and infection of the membranes lining your sinus cavities. Unlike the temporary stuffiness and runny nose that often accompany a virus or cold, chronic sinusitis can cause daily congestion, cough, sneezing, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms are often due to structural or tissue abnormalities within...

5 Signs You May Have a Deviated Septum and What Can be Done About it Feb 7th, 2019

Your nasal septum is a thin inner wall of bone and cartilage covered by mucosal tissue that separates your right and left nasal cavities. When your nasal septum runs right down the middle of your nostrils, each side receives equal space for all that breathing you do. When your nasal...

Nasal Polyps: What You Should Know About Them Jan 18th, 2019

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...

Is That Constant Sniffling a Cold or Sinus Infection? Dec 21st, 2018

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...

5 Different Ways to Combat Sleep Apnea Nov 27th, 2018

5 Different Ways to Combat Sleep Apnea Blog Post Millions of men and women suffer from sleep apnea in the U.S., making them far more likely to suffer from serious medical problems, such as heart disease, heart attack, stroke, depression, diabetes, and obesity. What’s worse, as many as 80 percent...

8 Factors That Put You at Greater Risk of Snoring Oct 25th, 2018

It happens to nearly everyone on occasion – a phenomenon known for its harsh, throaty sounds as air passes over relaxed tissues, causing them to vibrate rapidly and loudly. It’s the mystery otherwise known as snoring, and the exceptional ear, nose, and throat physicians here at Houston Sinus Surgery are...

Understanding If Rhinoplasty Is Right For You Sep 12th, 2018

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 expertiseThe nose is a delicately structured...

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Health Aug 20th, 2018

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...

What to Expect From a Sinus Surgery Revision Jul 9th, 2018

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...

Always Feeling Tired? You May Be Suffering From Sleep Apnea Jun 29th, 2018

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...

Rhinoplasty: Tips for Speeding Your Recovery May 22nd, 2018

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...

Ways to Combat Snoring May 9th, 2018

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....

Five Tips to Minimize the Effects of Seasonal Allergies Mar 30th, 2018

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...

What Causes Post-Nasal Drip? Jan 29th, 2018

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...

Can Winter Affect My Sinuses? Dec 29th, 2017

If you have sinus problems, you may think spring and summer are the most difficult times of the year. But in many cases, winter can make your symptoms worse, making you miserable for months.In this blog, the ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Cecil Yeung of Houston Sinus Surgery at the...

Is it Time for a Rhinoplasty? Nov 27th, 2017

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...

Common Causes of Post-Nasal Drip Nov 10th, 2017

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...

Am I a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty? Sep 29th, 2017

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....

Common Causes of a Deviated Septum Aug 1st, 2017

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...

What are the Treatment Options for Snoring? Jun 30th, 2017

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,...

Can Sinus Pressure Cause Migraines? Jun 1st, 2017

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...

Urgent Care is Not a Replacement for an ENT Specialist Apr 28th, 2017

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)...

When is Surgery for a Deviated Septum Recommended? Mar 30th, 2017

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...

What is Involved in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery? Mar 1st, 2017

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...

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea? Jan 31st, 2017

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...

What Are the Most Common Problems After Sinus Surgery? Dec 30th, 2016

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...

What Are the Best Sinus Headache Treatments? Nov 30th, 2016

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...

Top Reasons For a Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure Oct 31st, 2016

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...

How is Sleep Apnea Treated? Sep 28th, 2016

If you’re experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness or chronic snoring, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This condition can have serious effects on your overall health and well-being.Dr. Cecil Yeung is dedicated to treating patients suffering from sleep apnea, starting with an accurate identification of the root cause of the problem...

What to Expect When Undergoing Deviated Septum Surgery Aug 18th, 2016

A deviated septum occurs when the thin wall of bone and cartilage (called the septum) that normally separates your nose into two equally sized nostrils is moved to one side.Some people are born with a deviated septum, but it can also be caused by an injury to the nose. It...

Am I a Candidate for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery? Jul 26th, 2016

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive procedure that’s used to unblock the sinus openings. It restores sinus ventilation and normal function, alleviating the discharge, pain and pressure caused by blocked sinuses.The most suitable candidate for this procedure is a patient who has recurrent acute sinusitis (two to four...

Houston Sleep Apnea Doctor Explains Relationship Between Sinusitis and Sleep Apnea Jun 18th, 2016

We’ve all experienced a poor night’s sleep due to a stuffy nose. When it’s hard to breathe, it’s also hard to sleep as we become uncomfortable and possibly start to snore. The result is a long, unpleasant night for you and your sleeping partner, leaving you both feeling tired in...

Top Signs That You Have Sinusitis May 25th, 2016

Sinuses are hollow cavities filled with air that are located in your face and around your nose. Each sinus cavity has small tubes or channels, and when everything’s working as it should, mucus is able to easily drain from each sinus into the nose. When the lining of one or more...

How Effective is the FESS Procedure for Fixing Sinus Problems? Apr 13th, 2016

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is an advanced type of surgery that may be recommended if you have sinus problems that aren’t being effectively managed by conservative therapies. The Yeung Institute for Houston Sinus Surgery is one of the top providers of the FESS procedure in the Houston area. Dr. Cecil Yeung developed this...

What are the Best Treatments to Stop Post-Nasal Drip in Houston? Mar 10th, 2016

Post-nasal drip is an unpleasant symptom that feels as though mucus has accumulated in your throat or is dripping down from the back of your nose. It can be caused by a handful of issues, including the following:A coldAllergiesChanges in weatherSinus infection (sinusitis)Deviated septum If you have post-nasal drip, you may...

What You Should Know When Considering Nasal Polyps Removal Surgery Feb 23rd, 2016

Nasal polyps are teardrop-shaped growths that can develop in the lining of your nose, usually found where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. They’re non-cancerous and often result from ongoing swelling and irritation caused by chronic sinusitis. If they’re small in size, you may not even know that you...

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website & Blog Nov 19th, 2015

Houston Sinus Surgery at the Yeung Institute, a practice dedicated to personalized care in diagnosing and treating sinus conditions, is pleased to unveil a brand new look on the web with our website that launched this week (www.houstonsinussurgery.com). Our new site includes a number of features including this blog, which will regularly...

Addressing Your Deviated Septum Jan 23rd, 2014

Nasal obstructions and sinus problems lead to a host of breathing and other problems that impact your day-to-day life. The good news is that the underlying causes can be addressed and the symptoms can be permanently eliminated. The persistent and painful headaches, fatigue, post-nasal drainage, congestion will no longer be...

Have Your Sinus Allergies Turned into an Infection? Jul 31st, 2012

Get Sinus Allergy Treatment before it becomes an Infection!If you live with sinus allergies, you may not realize that this condition can turn into an infection. Colds and allergies can block off the sinus drainage channels, which leads to a buildup of fluid from swelling or inflammation.When the sinuses cannot drain...

Sinus Surgery Clears Up Fatigue Too, Study Shows Jul 31st, 2012

Is Sinusitis Causing Your Chronic Fatigue?People who suffer from sinusitis list chronic fatigue as one of their most troubling symptoms, equal to facial pain and a blocked nose.Sometimes their exhaustion is explained as sick building syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome or multiple chemical sensitivity.But an analysis led by a group of researchers shows...

Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Increase Your Risk For Cancer Jul 31st, 2012

Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Increase Your Risk For Cancer?Recently, two major studies examined the association between sleep apnea and cancer, finding a correlation between sleep apnea and cancer occurrence and sleep apnea and cancer fatality. Among the main findings:The more severe a patient’s untreated sleep apnea, the greater the risk of dying from...

When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection Jul 31st, 2012

Ever get a sinus infection following a bad cold?It’s called sinusitis. After a cold, you are at greater risk of developing a sinus infection because a cold causes inflammation and swelling of the sinuses.While sinusitis and cold symptoms can make you miserable, they are common problems and affect millions of Americans...