Category Archives: Sinus Care
How to Relieve Sinus Pressure

How to Relieve Sinus Pressure

Sinus pressure is a problem that affects millions of Americans every year. Sinus pressure has multiple causes and is one of the most frequent problems that we treat at East Texas Sinus and Dizziness Center. The three largest causes of sinus pressure are seasonal allergies, the common cold, & sinusitis.…

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What are Nasal Polyps?

What are Nasal Polyps?

Many people struggle with sinusitis or congestion and are unable to find the cause. One of the lesser-known causes is nasal polyps. Nasal polyps affect a lot of people, and the factors that cause them vary from person to person. East Texas Sinus has been a specialized ENT in the…

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Acute Vs Chronic Sinusitis

Acute Vs Chronic Sinusitis

Nearly everyone has suffered from sinusitis (or sinus infections) at one point in their lives, and for most people this affliction lasts for less than a month. However for some, these symptoms last for months or even years. These people suffer from chronic sinusitis. What causes sinusitis? Sinusitis is caused…

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Is Balloon Sinus Dilation effective? 

Is Balloon Sinus Dilation effective? 

Balloon Sinus Dilation (BSD), otherwise known as Balloon Sinuplasty is an advanced type of non-invasive nasal surgery.This procedure is recognized as minimally invasive, meaning it doesn't involve any cutting or altering of major nasal tissues or bones. As a result, it makes for shorter recovery time and generally less painful…

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Tips for Recovering from Sinusplasty

Tips for Recovering from Sinusplasty

  Sinuplasty or other varieties of sinus-related surgeries require great care and attention, post-operation. General recovery time often depends on your health and nature of the procedure, that said, most people require at least several weeks away from work or school-related responsibilities to fully recover. Whether you undergo an ethmoidectomy,…

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Natural Remedies for Sinus Problems

Natural Remedies for Sinus Problems

Collectively, your sinuses constitute an arrangement of hollow air passages that surround the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbones, and in the forehead. This sensitive air-way system produces a polymer called mucus, which is essential in moisturizing and lining the passages, providing a protective layer against dust, allergies, and…

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Do Nasal Strips Work?

Do Nasal Strips Work?

Sawing logs, calling hogs, cracking corn, and cutting gourds are slightly exaggerated, yet synonymous terms to describe the agonizing sound effects of snoring. For some of you, these sounds are annoyingly familiar, especially if your sleeping partner is keeping you up at night. If the source your snoring issue relates…

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What is the Difference Between a Migraine and a Headache?

What is the Difference Between a Migraine and a Headache?

Understanding the difference between a migraine and a traditional headache, and vice versa, are essential in supporting overall health and wellness. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), almost 100% of the population will experience a headache at some point in their life, while relatively few adults, only 12%,…

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Signs of Improving Sinus Health by East Texas Sinus in Longview, TX

Signs of Improving Sinus Health by East Texas Sinus in Longview, TX

It's more than likely that you will encounter at least one case of sinusitis each year. Sinus-related issues can be extremely unpleasant and burdening on your physical and mental health. Your sinuses play an important role in providing a constant source of mucus that filters the air you breathe, while…

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Dietary Changes to Help with Nose Polyps

Dietary Changes to Help with Nose Polyps

 Do you have strange bumps inside your nose? If so, you may have nasal polyps, which are soft non-cancerous growths. Most often, these growths resemble peeled grapes or teardrops.  Nasal polyps are usually a result of chronic inflammation triggered by infection, asthma, or allergies. You may feel like you…

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