How can I test for food allergies?

Posted on March 6, 2019

Food allergies are very common and affect around three percent of adults and six to eight percent of children. A food allergy is an immune reaction experienced after eating a certain type of food. In some cases, even a tiny amount of the food can trigger allergic reactions like swollen and blocked airways, hives, or


Ear Infections: An Overview

Posted on February 21, 2019

Ear infections, also known as otitis media, is the inflammation of the middle ear. While it is usually diagnosed in children, it can also affect adults occasionally. Is it Serious? Ear infections may actually be more serious than you think. When left untreated, they can cause hearing loss. This can really affect children because it


What Exactly is Sleep Apnea?

Posted on February 5, 2019

When your partner is sleeping, do you notice that they snore very loudly or seem to be gasping for air during sleep? Or perhaps you have heard this about yourself. If so, this may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during


Understanding Ménière’s Disease

Posted on January 19, 2019

Ménière’s disease is a condition of the inner ear in which the patient experiences vertigo, or a specific feeling of dizziness or spinning. The disease can also cause other symptoms including tinnitus or ringing in the ear, a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear, and hearing loss which comes and goes. Usually, only


A Quick Guide to Sinusitis

Posted on January 2, 2019

Sinus infections, or sinusitis, are one of the most common health concerns across the globe today. Many symptoms of the common cold are the same as those of a sinus infection, and it can be easy to mistake one for the other. However, while a cold is caused by a virus, your sinus infection can


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