Thyroid Explained

 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.

About Face

 If personal improvement is on your holiday wish list, let’s push the refresh button with this story about the positive side of maximizing your best features with help from the specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery.

Scar Free Healing

Skin cancers that appear on the face or the nose, like basal cell carcinoma, can be removed. However, often the removal leaves some less than desired, visual results, like scarring. Dr. Dino Madonna, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about skin cancer and minimizing facial scarring.

Say Ahhhh

Now that kids across the county have settled back into school, it’s time for parents to brace themselves for the onslaught of sniffles, sore throats and ear aches that are about to follow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports elementary school children get up to 12 colds during the school year. While most illnesses can be managed at home, there will definitely be times when it is appropriate to seek medical help.

Sore Throat Search

What starts out as a sore throat can often end up becoming something much more serious, especially if it lasts longer than a week and is accompanied by a fever or difficulty swallowing. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery help their patients feel better by hunting for the cause of a sore throat and its additional symptoms.

Wax Facts

Ear wax is a self-cleaning agent, with protective, lubricating and antibacterial properties and helps keep dirt and bacteria from getting inside your ear canal. Earwax buildup will normally find its way out of your ear canal as you chew or make other jaw movements.

About Face

Well moms, if you feel like you’ve been looking a little tired and worn lately it may be time to consider refreshing your look. A study conducted by a group of John Hopkins University researchers found that people who had plastic surgery were perceived as being healthier and more successful. Their results were published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Off Balance

We all strive to keep a balance in our lives… but when your body’s ability to maintain physical balance becomes impaired, you may begin to feel unsteady or dizzy. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they go about searching for the underlying causes of dizziness and balance impairment using vestibular testing. Web Extra: A study conducted by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital showed definitively that after age 40 our ability to balance starts to go downhill. Web Extra: Follow this link for more information on vestibular disorders.

Thyroid Symptoms & Solutions

More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid disease during their lifetime and at least 60% of those people will be unaware they have a problem. The Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain what the thyroid does and how it works.

Stop Spinning

If you’ve ever felt dizzy or lightheaded you are not alone.  In fact, dizziness is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing. WEB EXTRAS