The thyroid is an endocrine gland located in front of the neck in humans. It is a butterfly-shaped gland with two lobes on either side and an isthmus(connecting area) in between. Origins of the thyroid gland The thyroid gland is the first amongst all endocrine… Continue Reading What is thyroid & it’s importance?
Epistaxis or nosebleeds become common as the age increases. Multiple reasons are responsible for the increased incidence of epistaxis in the elderly. 1. Hypertension Uncontrolled high blood pressure is responsible for the majority of nosebleeds presenting to the emergency room. “Woodruff’s plexus” is plexus of… Continue Reading Epistaxis in Elderly | 5 sinister causes to suspect (part 3 of 3)
Avoidable causes for nasal bleed in young and middle-aged adults are listed below. This article is the second part of a three-part series. Continue Reading Nasal bleed | 5 avoidable causes in young & middle-aged adults
Nosebleed is an alarming symptom. It is an emergency situation for which you need to see an ENT doctor near you. Continue Reading Nosebleed | 5 most common reasons – Part 1/3
Sleep is a state when the metabolism, mental activity slows down, giving us time to wake up refreshed. It is essential for an optimal functioning of a living organism. This is the time when our body winds down and repairs the wear and tear of… Continue Reading 5 steps to peaceful sleep & waking up refreshed
Dry throat is a very common complaint in ENT OPDs during this season. Patients come in with varying severity ranging from a recurrent “khich-khich” to severe nails raking down the throat. In most cases no matter the severity, there are five main causes. These are… Continue Reading Dry Throat | 5 Common reasons for “gale mein khich-khich”
Why is it so difficult to Quit Smoking? Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to mankind. Almost 70% of youth will try smoking at some point and amongst these almost 1/4th will become dependent on tobacco. Nicotine causes physical and psychological dependence.… Continue Reading Quit Smoking | 5 important benefits of quitting
What are OTC ear drops? OTC stands for “Over The Counter” medications that are available without a prescription. There are plenty of OTC ear drops that you can buy from your local pharmacy. Others are scheduled and restricted drugs, easily available nevertheless due to lax… Continue Reading Ear Drops | Do you need them?
Snoring is the sound produced in some individuals while sleeping. It can sound like an engine or motor running, or clouds rumbling depending on who you ask. It’s often the spouse or an observer that complains about another person’s snoring. The snorer is most often… Continue Reading Snoring – Its cause and effects on the body
Itching in the ear is an annoying sensation. It can disturb sleep. It is socially unacceptable to clean your ears in front of strangers. Yet when that itch strikes there is no respite Why the itch? Ear is the organ for hearing. External ear is… Continue Reading Itching in the ear – Causes & remedies