Nose bleeds and blood pressure

March 14th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Nose bleeds and blood pressure

The association between high blood pressure and nose bleeds remains controversial. There is clear evidence that in the elderly, uncontrolled high blood pressure is associated with severe nosebleeds. Unlike the bleeds that occur in younger adults or in children, which are venous bleeds occurring from the front of the nose; these bleeds are major and […]

Acid reflux and hoarseness

March 8th, 2018 by admin in Throat Clinic Comments Off on Acid reflux and hoarseness

Although there is undoubtedly association between acid reflux and hoarseness, it is probably the most (over diagnosed cause of this condition). Some degree of reflux is universal. For the reflux to affect your voice box, the splash has to come all the way up to your swallowing tube to fall onto your larynx. This does […]

Loss of smell in the elderly

March 6th, 2018 by admin in Mouth, Nose Clinic Comments Off on Loss of smell in the elderly

Loss of smell is associated nearly always with some alteration in taste. The most common cause follows a viral infection were there is either swelling in the lining of the nose with resultant reduction in penetration into the olfactory cleft (the area where nerve endings of smell are), or the virus can actually damage the […]


February 22nd, 2018 by admin in Throat Clinic Comments Off on Peptest

The diagnosis of reflux remains difficult, particularly in cases where the only symptoms are chronic sore throat, change in voice, intermittent difficulty swallowing, and metallic taste in the mouth. A new test has recently been added to the repertoire that we have. This is called Peptest. Pepsin is an enzyme that’s only made in stomach. […]

Intracapsular tonsillectomy

February 15th, 2018 by admin in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Sleep Clinic, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Intracapsular tonsillectomy

New techniques of tonsillectomy are always emerging. In the last ten years, a technique called intracapsular tonsillectomy has become popular. This involves removing the tonsil from inside the capsule, but leaving the capsule intact. It was here the to thought, that if this technique were used, the chance of recurrent infections, because not all tonsil […]

Vocal Cord Augmentation

February 8th, 2018 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Vocal Cord Augmentation

Why will you need vocal cord Augmentation? One of the main things that happen as we get older is we lose muscle bulk. We lose muscle bulk not only in our arms and legs, but also in our voice box. This tends to manifest usually with increasing tiredness of voice, loss of volume, and breathiness […]

Fungal Sinusitis

February 1st, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Fungal Sinusitis

Fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses has been increasingly blamed for causing many cases of chronic rhinosinusitis. Fungal sinusitis patients present with symptoms of chronic sinusitis, which may include facial pressure, headache, blocked nose, stuffiness, postal nasal drip and cough. The condition should be suspected in individuals with intractable sinusitis and recurrent nasal polyps. The […]

Throat Cancer

January 25th, 2018 by admin in Head and Neck Cancer, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Throat Cancer

The exact cause of throat cancer is not known. But tobacco products are known to play a significant role in 80% of cases. In addition to the uses of tobacco, high risk factors involved: Tobacco use including smoking or chewing of the tobacco; Regular and heavy consumption of alcohol; Poor dental hygiene; Sexually transmitted virus […]

Facial growth and nasal obstruction

January 18th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Facial growth and nasal obstruction

It is well established that a blocked nose in the childhood affects how the face grows and develops. The longer your nose is blocked and the more completely blocked it is, the more affect it has on facial growth and development. This is particularly important in the early years of life. As this is when […]

Voice changes in puberty

January 10th, 2018 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Voice changes in puberty

Until the onset of puberty, the voice boxes of males and females are the same and their voices sound the same. With the onset of puberty, several changes take place. The voice boxes of males become bigger from front to back; the angle of the Adam’s apple becomes narrower in males, so the Adam’s apple […]