Your thyroid controls your hormones and can affect nearly every area of your body, from how fast you burn calories to how fast your heart beats. January is designated Thyroid Awareness Month, a month set aside for healthcare providers to educate the public about thyroid health, diagnosis and treatment. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how this tiny gland has such a big effect on our health.
Did you know that one of the most common reasons people to visit their doctor is for dizzy spells? Common causes of dizziness include a migraine, medications, and alcohol. It can also be caused by a problem in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Dizziness can often be the result of vertigo as well. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing.
We know that calcium is important for strong bones and a healthy heart, but there are times when your body can have so much calcium that it’s not good for you. A condition called hyperparathyroidism can cause the levels of calcium in your blood and tissues to be too high. And it has nothing to do with how much milk you drink. Dr. Judith Milstead, an otolaryngologist with Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explains how these tiny glands can make such a big impact on your health.
You’ve probably heard about medical spas and day spas, but you might be wondering about the differences between them. Day spas focus on relaxation and personal well-being while medical spas offer more specialized medical treatments supervised by a licensed medical doctor. Working in association with Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery, Face 2 Face Aesthetics and Wellness is a medical spa located in The Villages and Leesburg. They offer a wide range of modern rejuvenation services, and surgical and aesthetic procedures. We stopped by to talk to some of their clients about why they chose a medical spa
As health care providers will tell you, the start of the new school year often brings with it some interesting office visits from children. From sore throats to foreign bodies, the specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery shared with us some of the more common, and sometimes surprising, things they see with their pediatric patients.
No matter how healthy we are, we’re bound to get a sore throat occasionally. It can be very uncomfortable but it’s also an important part of our body’s immune response. There could be several reasons for a sore throat, but if the feeling persists for more than a week and is accompanied by a fever or difficulty swallowing, it may be time to get medical treatment. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about how they hunt for the cause of a sore throat.
When we think about facelifts we normally associate the surgery with women; but a growing number of men are seeking the procedure to help them put their best face forward. Last month we brought you the story of Lynda Perlow, who sought the expertise of Dr. Dino Madonna at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery to help her counteract the hands of time. Not to be outdone, her husband, Don Perlow, explains why he decided to follow his wife’s example and do the same.
Earwax, otherwise called cerumen, is the yellowish build-up that lines the inside of your ear canal. It can help protect your ear from water, infection, injury, and foreign objects. But when earwax becomes impacted it can cause problems that contribute to hearing loss, ringing in your ears and balance issues. Christine Halvorsen, a physician’s assistant at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about cerumen, impacted earwax and how it’s treated.
If you are experiencing weight gain or unexplained fatigue, the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck may be to blame. Thyroid trouble can cause a range of seemingly unrelated problems, including drastic changes to your weight, energy, digestion, or mood. Dr. Judith Milstead of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explains how this tiny gland has such a big effect on our health.