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Fall is a wonderful time of year in the Los Angeles area, but it can also signal the beginning of allergy season for many people. Fall allergies may be caused by ragweed, mold, or dust mites, and can affect adults and children alike. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, talk to your ear, nose, and throat doctor about what you can do to minimize or eliminate your symptoms. Staying indoors on windy days can help limit your exposure to pollen, and it’s always a good idea to clean the air filters in your heaters before you turn them on for the season. Sublingual immunotherapy is another option for allergy sufferers, and can desensitize you to the substances that cause your allergies.
Are you searching for ways to find relief from your fall allergies? DelRey ENT Associates is here to help. Call us at (888) 744-5032 to schedule an appointment to learn more about sublingual immunotherapy, and put an end to your seasonal suffering.
Last updated 14 days ago
Do you often wake up in the morning feeling groggy or have trouble staying awake during the day? If so, consider consulting with your ear, nose, and throat doctor to find out if you might have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can affect more than just your sleep. There are a number of treatment options for people who suffer from sleep apnea, but your ear, nose, and throat doctor may recommend that you lose weight before undergoing treatment. Read on to learn why.
How Sleep Apnea and Weight Are Related
Though researchers know that there is a link between sleep apnea and weight, it is unclear whether sleep apnea leads to weight gain, or if weight gain leads to sleep apnea. In either case, it’s clear that how much you weigh affects your sleep apnea. Excess weight can make existing cases of sleep apnea worse, as fatty tissue can block the passage of air and weaken muscles around the airway. People of all sizes can develop sleep apnea, but more than 50% of people with sleep apnea are overweight. Many ear, nose, and throat doctors are now recommending that their sleep apnea patients lose weight before seeking more in-depth treatments.
How Weight Loss Can Help
For people with sleep apnea, losing weight can be the first step in the fight against this condition. Losing weight minimizes the fat around your airway so that your breathing during sleep is more regular. As you sleep better, you’ll wake up feeling better rested with more energy to face the day. Losing weight will also increase your energy levels, and in turn help you sleep more soundly after you have expended that energy. In addition to helping with your sleep apnea, losing weight can also boost your cardiovascular health, minimize joint pain, and generally improve your mood.
Fighting sleep apnea and losing weight go hand-in-hand. If you have questions about your sleep apnea, call DelRey ENT Associates at (888) 744-5032. Our Los Angeles ear, nose, and throat doctors will help you determine the best course of action to treat your sleep disorder.
Last updated 17 days ago
Your hearing is delicate and is an important part of your everyday life. You may be surprised to learn that your weekend routines could be damaging your ears. Watch this video to learn more.
Noise-induced hearing loss is a high-frequency hearing loss that is often caused by prolonged exposure to loud noises. People with noise-induced hearing loss may experience a sensation of others speaking in a muffled way or lose some consonants in conversation. Nightclubs with DJs or live bands frequently crank out a high enough decibel level to damage your hearing. If you often go to such loud places, consider protecting your ears with ear plugs.
At DelRey ENT Associates in the Los Angeles area, we want you to keep your hearing in good shape for as long as possible. Visit our website or give us a call at (888) 744-5032 if you have concerns about noise-induced hearing loss or other issues of the ears.
Last updated 27 days ago
An allergic reaction is an immune response that occurs after exposure to a harmless substance, such as pollen, dander, or peanuts. In severe allergy cases, it is possible for a whole-body allergic reaction to occur. This reaction is called anaphylaxis.
The symptoms of anaphylaxis tend to develop very rapidly, often within a few minutes or even seconds. Common symptoms include difficulty breathing, problems swallowing, abdominal pain, chest tightness, hives, and nasal congestion. Anaphylaxis can also cause heart palpitations, skin redness, and unconsciousness. Because anaphylaxis involves such a severe reaction that affects the entire body, it can be life-threatening. If you believe that you or someone you know is experiencing anaphylaxis, it’s essential to seek emergency medical treatment right away. If an allergy medication is available, ensure that the individual experiencing the reaction takes it immediately.
Would you like to find out more about anaphylaxis or ways to manage allergy symptoms? Contact DelRey ENT Associates today at (888) 744-5032. We can help you treat and manage your allergies, so schedule an appointment today.