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Sleep Awareness Week 2018

     Sleep Apnea Awareness Week                     11th – 17th March, 2018 marked the Sleep Awareness Week. ADULT SNORING ARE THERE TESTS FOR SNORING? –Sleep endoscopy (passing camera down your throat), –Imaging like Xray or MRI –Home sleep apnea test (HSAT). Read More below   Read […]

Head And Neck Cancer

What is cancer? Cancer is a disease where abnormal cells grow out of control and spread quickly, forming a mass called a tumour. Tumours can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Sometimes cancer cells break away from the original tumour and travel to other areas of the body, where they keep growing and go on […]

Excessive daytime sleepiness

Overview Sleep is not just a time when the mind and body shut down. Sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is feeling sleepy, tired or fatigued during day light hours, when most people are awake and alert. This should not be […]

CPAP

What is CPAP? CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It’s a device attached to the nose or face. It is a popular treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep your breathing airways open while you sleep. How do I know if I need CPAP? When evaluating sleep apnea, your otolaryngologist may ask the […]

Nosebleeds

Why do people get nosebleeds? It is alarming for you or your child to nosebleed. However, most are not serious despite bleeding from the nose been a common condition. The most common causes are nose picking or irritation of the lining of your nose due to dry air, common cold or sinusitis. The most crucial […]

Nose Fracture

What is a nose fracture? Trauma to the nose can fracture the nasal skeleton or the cartilage. There are different patterns of nose fractures depending on the direction (side or front) and the strength of the force (moderate or severe) applied. Is a nose fracture serious? If the bone is only cracked, the fracture is […]

Labyrinthitis

Overview Labyrinthitis is a condition that causes both hearing loss and dizziness and balance problems. It is sudden in onset and can be severe. Often, the ill feeling is present for days then it starts to get better. However, the symptoms at times can last for weeks. Causes Doctors aren’t too sure what causes labyrinthitis. […]

Dizziness and Vertigo

References Dommaraju S, Perera E. An approach to vertigo in general practice. Australian family physician. 2016 Apr;45(4):190. Shephard NT, Solomon D. Practical issues in the management of the dizzy and balance disorder patient. June 2000. The otolaryngological clinics of North America. Saunders. Approach to dizziness. 2013 Disclaimer The content on the Nairobi ENT website is […]