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How Does CPAP Work?

You have probably heard of a CPAP machine before. Maybe a friend or family uses one, or you use one yourself. What is this machine and how does it work? CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): a disorder where a person experiences episodes of cessation […]



How do you diagnose sleep apnea?

You have probably heard of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Worldwide over 100 million individuals suffer from it. This occurs when the airway collapses at nighttime and the individual stops breathing. This puts stress on the heart and body and can increase risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and shortened life […]


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Are allergies causing you to snore?

Spring is here, and as nature springs to life again you may start to notice those familiar signs that those annoying allergies are coming back. As if allergies aren’t bad enough to deal with during the day, they may also be causing you problems as you sleep, such as snoring and the even more serious […]


Dealing With Pet Allergies

For some of us, our pets are like our kids (or even better than our kids!). But what if you suffer from allergies and suspect that your pets may be the cause? If you are an animal lover, you may just assume that you are going to have to live with allergies for the rest […]


WHY YOUR EARS HURT ON THE AIRPLANE

WHY YOUR EARS HURT ON THE AIRPLANE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP Those who suffer from eustachian tube dysfunction know that flying can often be an uncomfortable experience. What causes ear pain when flying and how can you prevent it? Keep reading to learn about what you can do to make your next […]


Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?

Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?   If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you may be putting your ears at risk for sudden hearing loss, ear infection, and more! When you have a sinus infection, bacteria pool in your sinus cavities and cause inflammation throughout your nasal cavity and sinus lining. If it […]


Why do my ears feel clogged?

Many people have had the common sensation of their ear feeling clogged at some point in their life. It can be a nuisance, especially if it gives you the annoying symptom of hearing your voice louder in your head which is called autophony. There can be numerous causes for this sensation and often a hearing […]


Ragweed Season is Just Around the Corner! Are You Prepared?

Ragweed season has already begun in Austin! With pollen levels on the rise, you may be feeling an increase in your allergy symptoms. Common allergy symptoms include congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and ear-popping and pressure; but these symptoms can vary from person to person.  In Austin, ragweed season typically starts in […]


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ANSWERS TO THE TOP 5 SINUS QUESTIONS

Ever wonder what the most common questions our providers receive at our clinic? You may have one of these questions and have been looking for an answer. Read further to get the answer to your burning questions!   1.  How can I distinguish allergy symptoms from a sinus infection? It is challenging for a patient […]


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