DR. PETER DESMARAIS
Snoring is more widespread then generally believed. Up to 45% of adults snore occasionally, while 25% are habitual snorers. Snoring is more common in males, increases with age in both sexes and is 3 times more common in the obese. The majority of people over the age of 65 snore.
What is rhinitis?
Rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the lining of the nose, characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: itching, sneezing, rhinorrhoea (runny nose) and nasal congestion (blocked nose).
Allergic rhinitis implies that the rhinitis is caused by hypersensitivity to allergens.
Approximately 1 of every 1,000 children is born with a profound hearing loss and many other children are born with less severe degrees of hearing impairment. Others develop hearing impairment during childhood. Such hearing losses interfere with the development of speech and language skills and can have a negative effect on social, emotional, cognitive and academic development.
ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY
Endoscopic/ Endonasal or "functional" surgery to your nose and sinuses represents the latest approach to the management of sinusitis. In the past the surgery was to some existent destructive and aimed at removing the "disease". The latest surgery is based on the philosophy of encouraging optimal intranasal conditions to enable the disease to "settle down" over a period of time.
The object is to allow better ventilation of the sinuses.
Rajie should be able to assist you with most queries. There may be times where you want to talk to me on the phone but this will often not be practical. Under these circumstances it would be a appropriate to address your problem to Rajie who get me to return your call at a later stage.
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