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Skin Cancer Treatment
... Snoring&SleepApnea Snoring and sleep apnea are common sleep disorders that can affect breathing and prevent patients from getting a sufficient amount of rest each night...

Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring and sleep apnea are common sleep disorders that can affect breathing and prevent patients from getting a sufficient amount of rest each night...

test
...   Constitutional     Weight Loss Yes No Fatigue Yes No   Fever Yes No                 Eyes     Blurred Vision Yes No Double Vision Yes No   Eye Pain Yes No                 Ears     Ringing in Ears Yes No Vertigo/Dizziness Yes No   Hearing Loss Yes No Ear Pain Yes No   Itching In Ear Yes No Roaring Sound Yes No   Ear Discharge Yes No Ear Fullness Yes No   Pressure Sensation Yes No                 Nose     Nasal Obstruction Yes No Nasal Pain Yes No   Decreased Sense of Smell Yes No Nose Bleeding Yes No   Nasal Discharge Yes No Postnasal Drip Yes No   Nasal Congestion Yes No Snoring Yes No             Throat, Mouth & Sinus     Sore Throat Yes No Swollen Glands Yes No   Difficulty Swallowing Yes No Change In Voice Yes No   Hoarseness Yes No Lump In Throat Sensation Yes No   Neck Tenderness Yes No Mouth Pain Yes No   Frequently Throat Clearing Yes No Dentures Yes No   Sinus Pain Yes No Headaches Yes No             Cardiovascular     Chest Pain Yes No Palpitations Yes No   High Blood Pressure Yes No                 Respiratory (Lungs)     Shortness of Breath Yes No Wheezing Yes No   Cough Yes No Coughing Blood Yes No             Gastrointestinal (Stomach)     Nausea Yes No Vomiting Yes No   Difficulty Swallowing Yes No Painful Swallowing Yes No   Excessive Belching Yes No Heartburn/Acid Reflux Yes No             Genitourinary     Urgency Yes No Frequency Yes No   Pain When Urinating Yes No                 Integumentary (Skin)     New Skin Lesions Yes No Pigmentation Changes Yes No   Changes to Existing Lesions Yes No                 Neurological (Nerves)     Tremors Yes No Seizures Yes No   Loss of Balance Yes No Tingling or Numbness Yes No             Musculoskeletal     Joint Pain Yes No Joint Swelling Yes No   Muscle Pain Yes No                 Endocrine     Cold Intolerance Yes No Heat Intolerance Yes No   Loss of Hair Yes No Weight Loss Yes No   Weight Gain Yes No Hot Flashes Yes No             Psychiatric     Anxiety Yes No Depression Yes No   Difficulty Sleeping Yes No                 Hematologic/Lymph Nodes     Easy Bleeding Yes No Easy Bruising Yes No   Enlargement or Tenderness Yes No                 Allergic/Immunologic     Reaction to Anesthesia Yes No Sneezing Yes No   Itchy Watery Burning Eyes Yes No       * Required Fields

Review of Systems
...   Constitutional     Weight Loss Yes No Fatigue Yes No   Fever Yes No                 Ears     Ringing in Ears Yes No Vertigo/Dizziness Yes No   Hearing Loss Yes No Ear Pain Yes No   Itching In Ear Yes No Roaring Sound Yes No   Ear Discharge Yes No Ear Fullness Yes No   Pressure Sensation Yes No                 Nose     Nasal Obstruction Yes No Nasal Pain Yes No   Decreased Sense of Smell Yes No Nose Bleeding Yes No   Nasal Discharge Yes No Postnasal Drip Yes No   Nasal Congestion Yes No Snoring Yes No             Throat, Mouth & Sinus     Sore Throat Yes No Swollen Glands Yes No   Difficulty Swallowing Yes No Change In Voice Yes No   Hoarseness Yes No Lump In Throat Sensation Yes No   Neck Tenderness Yes No Mouth Pain Yes No   Frequently Throat Clearing Yes No Dentures Yes No   Sinus Pain Yes No Headaches Yes No   * Required Fields

Nose and Mouth
... How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat Injection Snoreplasty Pediatric Obesity Sinus Headaches Sinus Pain Sinus Surgery Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients Tips for Sinus Sufferers Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia) Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs Fungal Sinusitis Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP) Mouth Sores Nasal Fractures Nose Surgery Nosebleeds Post-Nasal Drip Salivary Glands Secondhand Smoke Sinusitis Smell and Taste Smokeless Tobacco Snoring Stuffy Noses TMJ Pain Tonsils and Adenoids

Sleep & Snoring
Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

GERD and LPR
...And sometimes, adult patients may experience symptoms related to either GERD or LPR like: Heartburn Belching Regurgitation (a surge or rush back) of stomach contents Frequent throat clearing or coughing Excess mucus A bitter taste A sensation of burning or throat soreness Something “stuck” or a “lump” in the back of the throat Hoarseness or change in voice Difficulty swallowing Drainage down the back of the nose (post-nasal drip) Choking episodes (can sometimes awaken from sleep) Difficulty breathing, if the voice box is affected Signs in infants and children are different from adults and may include: Breathing problems such as a cough, hoarseness, noisy breathing, or asthma Pauses in breathing (apnea) or snoring when sleeping Feeding difficulty (spitting up) Turning blue (cyanosis) Choking Apparent life-threatening event where there is arching of the back while in distress Trouble gaining weight or growing What Causes GERD and LPR...

Tonsillitis
...Symptoms of acute tonsillitis include: Fever Sore throat Bad breath Difficulty swallowing (called dysphagia) Painful swallowing (called odynophagia) Dehydration Tender lymph nodes in the neck Mouth breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea Tiredness, lethargy, and malaise White patches, pus, and/or redness of the tonsils A fine red rash over the body suggests that scarlet fever may be complicating a case of tonsillitis...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and/or tonsil enlargement include: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose  Noisy breathing during the day  Recurrent ear infections  Snoring at night  Restlessness during sleep, or pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (this may indicate sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorder) You should see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, when you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
...Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
... Symptoms of ankyloglossia may include: Nipple pain or irritation when breastfeeding experienced by mothers of newborn infants Problems latching on to the nipple during feeding experienced by infants Ankyloglossia does not cause sleep apnea or snoring and does not typically affect speech, but it can occasionally cause problems with articulation in school-aged children...