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Posts for: May, 2014

By Richard Nass M.D.
May 21, 2014
Category: ENT Treatments
Tags: Sleep Apnea  
sleep apnea snoring Not everyone is lucky enough to fall into a deep sleep, such as sleeping through roaring thunderstorms. Some people wake up at the drop of a hat, or the sound of snoring.
 
Light snorers usually just bother the people they share the bed with, but snoring due to obstructive sleep apnea affects both partners. There are three “Do’s” you must follow to properly deal with sleep apnea and snoring. Manhattan residents, check these recommendations out!
 

Do Talk to Your Doctor About Treatment Options

Don’t sleep on it (not like sleep apnea will let you). Seek treatment as soon as possible. An expert opinion is what you need, and we can provide the right consultation and a number of treatment options for you to try out.
 

Do Find Out the Underlying Cause of Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Manhattan

Treatment can start once you and the doctor understand what is the underlying cause of the sleep apnea. The fact is that the cause of sleep apnea differs for each patient. There are several causes of sleep apnea, and you have a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea if you are:
  • Male
  • A smoker
  • Over the age of 60
  • Related to a sleep apnea sufferer
  • Overweight
 

Do Your Research

The more you know about sleep apnea and snoring, the more aware you are of the seriousness of it. Sleep apnea isn’t something to snore at. Having your sleep disturbed on nightly basis can deprive you of hours of needed sleep.
 
And sleep deprivation has been known to cause accidents at work, home and on the road.
 
What other pressing concerns do you have for us? Please call our Manhattan ENT office to speak to one of our staff.

By Richard Nass M.D.
May 21, 2014
Category: ENT Health
Tags: Allergies  
allergiesDr. Nass is a specialist in diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Respiratory allergy is an common annoyance that he can help you with. If you are in the Manhattan area and suffer from allergies, seeing Dr. Nass is a smart move.
 
 
Allergies are extremely common among our patients. Respiratory allergies are different than food and insect allergies, these allergies are caused by pollens, mold spores, house dust and animal dander. If you suffer from watery nasal discharge, sneezing bouts, itchy nose, eyes and mouth, you may have respiratory allergies.
 
 
Respiratory allergies are treated by these three categories:
 
  • Avoidance: Make your bedroom as “allergy-free” as possible. Remain indoors and use an air conditioner as often as possible. Rid your house of dust and mold.
  • Medications: There are different medicines to help with allergies, some over-the-counter and some prescription. To know which medicine is right for you, make sure you discuss with the doctor.
  • Allergic “desensitization” - Seeing a specialist and seeking medical attention is needed if you cannot tolerate the medication, or if medication is not helping.
 
 

Getting Rid of Allergies for Good

 
 
Dr. Nass will be able to clarify if your allergies need treated by desensitization. This is also known as immunotherapy and is the only method that cures an allergy. Regular desensitization requires numerous injections many times throughout a few years. Dr. Nass is using a new treatment called “sublingual immunotherapy,” which is an alternative to injections. Dr. Nass will give small doses of the allergen under the tongue. This will boost tolerance to the substance and will likely reduce your allergy symptoms.
 
 
If you feel like nothing has worked for you, and you are ready to enjoy the outdoors without feeling poorly, it might be time to see an ENT doctor. Dr. Nass is available to talk through the options with you. Contact him today at www.drrichardnass.com/contact.html. Or call our offices:
 
Manhattan Office - (212) 734-4515