Treatment for AERD: Aspirin Desensitization
10
February

Treatment for AERD: Aspirin Desensitization

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

(bright music) – [Narrator] The treatment of AERD has evolved significantly over the years. Before 1980, the only AERD treatment available was oral corticosteroids. However, long-term use resulted in many serious side effects. Many patients turned to surgery to get temporary relief, only to have their polyps quickly regrow unless they returned to oral corticosteroids. […]


What causes AERD?

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(funky jazz music) – [Narrator] The exact mechanisms and triggers for AERD aren’t fully understood, though research is ongoing. It appears to be an inflammatory process which abnormally results in activation of cells called mast cells, as well as infiltration of the sinuses and lungs with specialized white blood cells called eosinophils. The activation of […]


Diagnosis AERD: What are causes and symptoms?
10
February

Diagnosis AERD: What are causes and symptoms?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , /

(fun electronic music) – [Narrator] Approximately 10% of adults with asthma and 40% of patients with both asthma and nasal polyps have AERD, although they may not be readily diagnosed. Unfortunately, fragmentation in medical care and lack of AERD awareness by many physicians may result in a delay of diagnosis. AERD is typically diagnosed in […]


Dr. Kandula discusses treating allergies and nasal congestion
09
November

Dr. Kandula discusses treating allergies and nasal congestion

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

If you’ve battled allergies year after year but just cannot find any real improvement it may be time to investigate if there are other sources of your problems. Dr. Madan Kandula is here today to chat about something else that complicates things for ninety percent of all people who suffer nasal congestion due to allergies. […]


What is Nasal Polyp?

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Nasal Polyp: What is a Nasal Polyp? Nasal Polyp are fleshy swellings that develop in the lining mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses (air-filled spaces, linked to the nasal cavity). They are non-cancerous growths. What causes Nasal Polyp? The mucosa is a very wet layer that helps protect the inside of your nose and […]


What is Allergic Rhinitis?
22
September

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Allergic Rhinitis ‘Rhin’ comes from greek word meaning ‘nose’ and ‘itis’ means inflammation. so it means ‘Inflammation of the Nose’. And ‘Allergic’ means it is caused by ‘Allergens’. Allergens are anything harmless (or neutral) that can be inhaled in air by nose and trigger excessive immune reaction. common examples of Allergens include Pollen and dust. […]


Sinusitis, Animation.
25
August

Sinusitis, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Sinusitis, also known as sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is a very common condition where the paranasal sinuses are inflamed, causing congested nose, headache and facial pain. Paranasal sinuses are air cavities in the bones of the skull. There are four pairs of sinuses located on either side of the head. They are the maxillary, frontal, […]