Your Most Common Ear, Nose & Throat Questions (Podcast 023)

And How it Relates to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In this podcast episode, Kathy puts me on the spot by asking unscripted questions about the most common questions I get asked regarding the ear, nose and throat. I will answer:
  • Should large tonsils always be removed?
  • Do tonsils grow back after surgery?
  • Do we need tonsils? / How can you fight infections if your take them out?
  • Why can I only breathe on one side of the nose?
  • Why won’t my stuffy nose go away desire multiple medications?
  • Why does my stuffy nose go from side to side? 
  • Why do some women have sore throats just before their periods?
  • Why do sleep apnea patients have chronic or recurrent throat problems?
  • What’s the one most important tip that you give to everyone?
Pepsin found in ear, nose, lungs
Dr. Ron Haper’s interview about OSA and brain damage
Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired

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2 thoughts on “Your Most Common Ear, Nose & Throat Questions (Podcast 023)

  1. Very interesting blog. Given some of your comments I am wondering if women on hormone replacement therapy would be less likely to suffer from sleep apnea, in general, than women in menopause who are not on HRT.

  2. Vicky,

    Yes, there are studies showing that women on HRT sleep better, and OSA can be slightly lower in severity. I may have mentioned that progesterone (which drops in menopause) is an upper airway muscle stimulant, so it’s natural for sleep quality to suffer for women who undergo menopause.