Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
Sun City West: (623) 975-1660
Sun City:  (623) 972-2951

Posts for tag: nose

By Arizona ENT
November 09, 2016
Category: ENT
Tags: nose   nosebleeds  

Learn more about chronic nosebleeds from your doctors serving the Surprise, Sun City, El Mirage, Peoria and Glendale, and Sun City nosebleedsWest, AZ area!

Have you ever wondered why you get nosebleeds? In most cases, nosebleeds are only a minor annoyance, but in some cases, they can be a sign of a more serious problem. Our doctors at Arizona ENT serving the Surprise, Sun City, El Mirage, Peoria and Glendale, and Sun City West, AZ area share a few causes of nosebleeds.

Picking or blowing

Picking or scratching the inside of your nose can injure the blood vessels in your nostrils and send you running for a tissue. The problem can also occur if you have a cold or allergies and blow your nose frequently since frequent blowing is irritating to your sensitive nasal passages.

Not enough moisture in the air

When the air is dry, the lining of your nostrils tend to dry out and crack, which can cause bleeding. The problem is more common during the winter due to the effects of indoor heating and a natural reduction of moisture in the air. If you notice that you experience more nosebleeds during the winter months, plug in a humidifier while you sleep.

Health problems

Certain diseases and conditions can increase your risk of nosebleeds, including:

  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Nasal polyps or tumors
  • Leukemia
  • Chronic or acute sinusitis
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Deviated septum
  • Allergies

Pregnancy

Pregnant women are more likely to experience nosebleeds due to increasing hormone and blood volume levels. These changes can affect the membranes in the nose and make them more likely to swell, rupture or dry out.

Medication side effects

Nosebleeds are more common if you take some types of medications, including blood thinners, aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Since these drugs interfere with the natural clotting ability of blood, nosebleeds may be more frequent and once you get one, it may last longer than normal.

What can I do about frequent nosebleeds?

Frequent nosebleeds should not be ignored and should be evaluated by your ear, nose and throat doctor. They'll perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of the problem and recommend treatments that will help reduce the frequency of your nosebleeds.

Are you concerned about frequent nosebleeds? Call Drs. Bassett, Hoffman and Borgesen, your doctors at Arizona ENT serving the Surprise, Sun City, El Mirage, Peoria and Glendale, and Sun City West, AZ area to schedule an appointment.

By Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
December 15, 2014
Category: Hearing Aids
Tags: ear   nose   throat   ent   hearing aids   hearing loss   balance   dizziness  
Hearing AidsWhen you experience hearing loss, the world feels like you are in a fishbowl. Your communication with others is affected, and this can impact your confidence and sense of well-being. One solution could be hearing aids, if your hearing loss is such that you could benefit reducing background noises that keep you from understanding other’s speech.
 
Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all. Several options are available to you, each with its own positives and drawbacks. At our Sun City West hearing aids office, we are happy to assist you in selecting the best options for you.
 

Behind-the-Ear (BTE):

This hearing aid type has an earmold that fits inside the ear canal. Connected to this earmold is a rounded plastic piece that hooks over the ear. While these are more visible than in-the-ear hearing aids, they can amplify more sound than other hearing aid types. People of all ages with many different hearing loss types can utilize these hearing aids.
 

Extended Wear:

Extended wear hearing aids are not meant for removal on a daily basis. An audiologist places the hearing aid in the ear. After several months, they are replaced with a new pair.
 

In-the-Canal (ITC):

This hearing aid type is specifically molded to your ear canal. These are the smallest hearing aids available, and are only suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss. Because they are very small, they utilize small batteries that can require frequent changing.
 

In-the-Ear (ITE):

In-the-ear hearing aids are slightly larger than ITC hearing aids and fits partially in the ear canal. The ITE hearing aids are also custom-made and their larger size may make them easier to handle.
 

Middle Ear Implants:

This hearing aid type has two parts: an inner implant that vibrates inside the inner ear and an external portion or receiver.
 

Receiver-in-Canal:

This hearing aid type has a receiver inside the ear canal and have thin electrical wires that loop around the ear for a more streamlined appearance. They are similar to BTE hearing aids.
 

Call Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians Today!

For more information on hearing aids at Sun City West, please call our office at (623) 975-1660. Are you a patient of Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!


Contact Us

PLEASE CALL OUR MAIN PHONE NUMBER 623-975-1660 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

Sun City West Office

10503 W Thunderbird Blvd #104Sun City, AZ 85351
13949 W Meeker Blvd Ste CSun City West, AZ 85375-4424