Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Repossess the buds

The inability to detect odors and taste would be problematic for many, and this becomes an issue as one grows old. There is a close connection between the senses of smell and taste. The ability to smell will also have a direct impact on our taste buds. Only a few tastes would be known when the nose is affected. 

Causes 


In many of the cases, the problem with taste is connected to the respiratory system. The most common condition that would affect the taste and smell would include:

  • Cold 
  • Flu 
  • Sinus infections 
  • Throat infections 
  • Salivary gland infections 
  • Injury on the nose 
  • Nasal polyps 
  • Certain medications 
  • Drug abuse 
  • Age 
  • Radiation and related treatments
  • Smoking 
  • Nutritional deficiency 
  • Head or ear injuries 
  • Gum infections 

Disorders in the nervous system will also have an impact on the senses of taste and smell. The disorders in the nervous system would affect the nerves and would turn out to be a block in sending messages to the rest of the body. The organs which control the taste will also be affected by nervous impairment. 

Medical care 

Depending on the condition, the doctor would recommend the treatment. Certain problems such as normal cold and flu cure on its own hence, no medicines would be suggested. Decongestants would be provided for short-term use so that the nasal passages can open up and would help to breathe easily. Medications would be provided for issues such as bacterial sinusitis, throat infections, and salivary gland infections. The doctor would prescribe medicines to treat nervous disorders or autoimmune disease as these could repair the taste buds too. 


The doctor would recommend surgery if there are polyps that turn out to be a hindrance to the senses of taste and smell. With surgery, the doctor would remove the polyp and help improve the sense of smell. A healthy lifestyle could also help regain the lost senses to a normal state. Smoking can have an adverse effect on the senses, especially in connection with taste, and it could also dull the sense of smell too. Proper dental hygiene, brushing, and flossing can also bring out a difference orally as it could solve the dental problems that affect the sense of taste. This could eliminate the issues and help regain the senses completely.


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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

What Is A BAHA Implant

The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is an innovative surgical implant device that has been approved by the food and drug administration to help people with hearing loss. The device is proven to be reliable and beneficial for patients with chronic ear infections, microtia and, single-sided deafness for which conventional hearing aids are deemed to be ineffective. The system works on the principle by achieving hearing through bone conduction, i.e., by transmitting the sound waves through the bone rather than through the medium of air. Trough this principle, the sound waves received by the system directly reach cochlea bypassing the outer and the middle ear where the information is converted into neural signals and transferred to the brain.


The BAHA system consists of three parts, namely the titanium fixture, the abutment, and the external sound processor. The titanium implant, along with the abutment, is placed behind the deaf ear by a small surgical procedure under anesthesia and allowed for osteointegration with the bone tissue for 3-4 months. Once the implant is firmly attached, the external sound processor is connected. Mostly the surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, or maximum requires a one-night stay in the hospital.

Suitable Candidates For BAHA

The candidates suitable for the procedure should have hearing loss either from one of the below-mentioned conditions such as:
  • Congenital atresia
  • Chronic otitis media
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Middle ear dysfunction/disease
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Infection of the ear canal resulting in chronic draining ears
  • Meniere's disease

Advantages Of BAHA

The device is a boon for individuals who can't use conventional hearing aids. The various benefits include:
  • Individuals can hear sounds more clearly due to its principle of bone conduction
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Can test the equipment before the surgery is conducted
  • It does not damage or harm residual hearing
  • The device is easy to maintain with a simple design
  • Connecting and disconnecting the sound processor is very easy and simple

There are different kinds of BAHA sound processors available to choose from that are compatible with devices like iPods, cell phones, and MP3 players.

To know if you're the right candidate for BAHA, then fix your appointment with Dr.Shailesh Pandey at AUM ENT Clinic. A highly equipped clinic where advanced ENT surgeries are performed.


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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Multilevel Single Stage Surgery For Snoring And Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a common condition worldwide that can affect any individual. But often people fail to notice that it might even lead to more severe life-threating problems apart from annoying their partners if left untreated. Sometimes it can also be caused due to a critical condition known as sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition in which an individual's airway will be obstructed, causing breathing trouble during sleep. It creates a disturbance in the individual's sleep pattern as they have to wake up in between to start breathing again.
Snoring

There are many over the counter medications available to cure snoring that are often ineffective. It is always better to consult a specialist who can accurately pinpoint the main reasons for the problem and suggest appropriate, effective methods to solve the condition. For mild forms of snoring, the doctor can suggest nasal sprays, steroid injections, or dental appliances. In case of severe snoring where the conventional methods are deemed to be ineffective, then surgery is the only option to be considered.

In surgery, the specialist will try to identify and correct the respiratory parts that are causing the snoring. The respiratory parts that need to be fixed to stop snoring include the nose, tongue, palate, and the bones of the face, neck, and jaw.

Previously separate surgeries were performed to treat sleep apnea and fix the underlying problem. But thanks to the latest technology and advanced research studies, Now it is possible to treat the condition by just performing a multilevel single stage surgery.

What is Multilevel Surgery?

Different sleep studies have identified that nose and soft palate play a pivotal role in causing the breathing obstruction in patients suffering from sleep apnea. Rather than treating both the conditions differently, it is now possible to resolve both the issues just by performing a single stage procedure.

In this procedure, the surgeon makes use of the latest technique known as Barbed reposition Pharyngoplasty, while correcting the nasal and retropalatal obstructions in the patients.BARB sutures help to treat the soft palate condition without excising much of the tissue while the nasal component is treated with suitable procedure depending on the deformity.

The nasal surgeries, along with BRP, can provide effective and promising results to the patients. It not only solves the problem but also helps cut down the patient's multiple visits to the hospital and is also a cost-effective procedure.

It requires a highly experienced and specialized surgeon to correctly identify the problem and perform the procedure with effective results.

If you are vexed of your snoring problem and want to eliminate it with a single surgery, contact Dr.Shailesh Pandey at AUM ENT Clinic. A highly skilled ENT specialist who has unparalleled experience in treating sleep-related disorders.

To know more, visit- https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12070-019-01694-y 
The article has been accepted and published by the Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

Rhinoplasty - After Care Tips

Are you not happy with your nose shape? Do you think that a change in your nose shape may enhance your beauty? Is something disturbing your breathing? Is your nose misplaced due to any kind of trauma? Don't worry Rhinoplasty will help you.

Rhinoplasty(nose job) is a surgery performed to change the shape of your nose. The nose is one of the well-defined characteristics of the face, a good alteration can improve ones facial appearance. Rhinoplasty is not only a cosmetic concern, but it is also an option for people who feel difficulty in breathing due to nasal misalignment.

Procedure:

  • General or local anesthesia is given to the patient before the surgery to make the procedure pain free.
  • The surgeon makes cuts inside the nose or outside the nose accordingly.
  • Through these incisions, the skin which covers the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, this will allow the access to reshape the structure of the nose.
  • A large nose can be reduced by removing cartilage or bone.
  • If the septum is misplaced it can be straightened which can improve your breathing.
  • After correction, the incisions are then closed.

After the surgery:

  • When you lie down keep your head raised above the chest, this would help you to avoid bleeding and swelling.
  • Internal dressing of the nose remains for at least a week.
  • You may suffer from slight bleeding, leakage of mucus and old blood for a week after the surgery or after removing the dressing.
  • A drip pad will be placed by the surgeon to collect the drainage.
  • Avoid heavy activities that may strain your nose.
  • During bath take precaution for the nose.
  • Avoid blowing your nose.
  • Do not smile or laugh too much.
  • Brush your teeth gently without affecting your nose.
  • Do not use eyeglasses for a week.

At AUM ENT CLINIC MUMBAI our expert specialist strives to provide you with the best treatments for all your ENT problems.



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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Thyroid Disorders And Treatments

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the lower front of the neck in front of the windpipe below Adam's apple. The gland secretes several hormones that collectively influence the body's metabolism, temperature, growth, and development. Currently, it is estimated that around 42 million people in India suffers from thyroid disorders, which predominantly include women.

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TYPES OF THYROID DISORDERS

1. HYPERTHYROIDISM

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much of the hormone. The noticeable symptoms of the condition are irritability, fatigue, increased heartbeat, sweating, and weight loss. Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It is a disease condition in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland.

2. HYPOTHYROIDISM

Hypothyroidism is the opposite of hyperthyroidism. It is a condition in which the thyroid does not make enough hormones. Too little production of thyroid hormones leads to symptoms like fatigue, constipation, depression, slow heartbeat,and weight gain. Hypothyroidism is often caused by Hashimoto's disease. 

3. GOITER

A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland in the neck or upper chest. The most common cause of goiter is iodine deficiency in the diet. The symptoms of the goiter are usually not seen until it’s severe. The severe goiter symptoms include swelling in the neck, difficulty in breathing and swallowing, and hoarseness of the voice. 

4. THYROID NODULES

Thyroid nodules are any abnormal growth that forms a lump on the thyroid gland. They can occur in any part of the gland and can be felt easily if compared to other disorders. The causes of the nodules aren't always known but can include iodine deficiency. The symptoms of the thyroid nodules are similar to hyperthyroidism as they produce high levels of hormones. 

5. THYROID CANCER

Thyroid cancer is a condition characterized by the formation of cancer cells from the tissues of the gland. Thyroid cancer has a few noticeable symptoms including a lump in the neck, difficulty swallowing, swollen glands, and hoarse voice.

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The above disorders can be effectively diagnosed and treated through consultation with the help of an experienced doctor. Usually, the doctor takes into consideration the noticeable signs, symptoms, and more critically, the blood tests in diagnosing the disease. The common thyroid blood tests suggested by the doctor include T3, T4, TSH, and thyroid antibodies testing. The doctor might suggest treatment options like surgery and medication based on the type of disorder.


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Thursday, 1 August 2019

New Advances in Thyroid Surgery

The medical field has witnessed rapid progress due to the advancements in science and technology. Highly advanced machine and surgical equipment have been introduced to deliver better treatment and care to the people with fewer side effects. The improvements in surgical techniques have enabled medical practitioners to conduct minimally-invasive surgeries. One such recent development in thyroid surgery is Trans-axillary thyroid surgery.


Thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that produces thyroid hormones. Trans-axillary thyroid surgery is a surgical procedure in which the incision is made in the underarm area. This surgery is mainly done to operate small thyroid growths and it cannot be used to remove larger growths. Though the conventional method of surgery is favored, many patients were dissatisfied with the exposure of neck scar. But now, with the introduction of Trans Axillary method scars in the neck can be avoided.

Advantages of Trans Axillary method in thyroid surgery.


Trans Axillary thyroid surgery is a safe and effective method with an aesthetic approach. The main aim of the surgery is to avoid an incision in the neck. In conventional thyroid surgery, the incision in the neck can be clearly seen and sometimes keloid scars may develop and worsen, especially in dark-skinned people. 

In the Trans Axillary method, the surgery is done accessing the axilla or underarm to avoid the neck or chest wall incision. The scar occurred due to the surgery is hidden and remains under clothes. For the easy accessibility of thyroid gland, an incision of around four to five centimeters is made through the axilla (armpit). 

Patients who go through Trans Axillary thyroid surgery may experience less soreness and discomfort ability around the incision site. The time of recovery is faster when compared to traditional thyroid surgery.

The patients with trans axillary surgery experience less pain with increased cosmetic satisfaction, and with lower chances of postoperative voice change, paraesthesia and swallowing discomfort.
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Monday, 7 January 2019

Who is the right candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Ever heard about the word nose job? Rhinoplasty is the medical term used for a nose job. There are many people who are not born with a sharp straight nose. The structure of your nose says a lot about your looks. Rhinoplasty is a procedure in which the shape and size of your nose are reconstructed and rectified for enhancing the look of your nose. There is one more aspect of the surgery. Often a deviated or de-shaped nose structure can lead to breathing problem which finally leads to loud snoring at night. Rhinoplasty is also a great solution to reduce snoring.

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Now the question is how are the eligible candidate for Rhinoplasty?


Best Candidate for Rhinoplasty

  • If one is unhappy or self-conscious about the current nose structure, one should go for Rhinoplasty.
  • If there is an inborn deformity of the nose, Rhinoplasty is for them. 
  • People who have crossed the age of mid-teens can go for this nose job. Before one reaches mid-teen, the nose keeps on growing and change shape. So one should definitely wait till that period.
  • If one is suffering from loud snoring and breathing problem, maybe the shape of the nose is blocking the air flow. Rhinoplasty will be the perfect solution for those candidates since the surgery can reshape the nose and the blockage can be cleared.

One important factor is that people who are aware of any allergies or previous medical conditions should share the details with the surgeon since it reduces the risk of reaction to any medications or anaesthesia.


The aim of Rhinoplasty

The basic aim of a Rhinoplasty surgery is:

  • Changing the size and angle of the nose.
  • Straightening the bridge of the nose to provide a sharp look.
  • Reshaping the tip of the nose.
  • Also narrowing the nostrils.

Where can you go for the best nose surgery in Mumbai?


Dr Shailesh Pandey's AUM ENT CLINIC is one such place in Mumbai that offers the most advanced and effective Rhinoplasty surgery in India. The clinic aims at providing world-class service at a very affordable rate.

Being a young and experienced doctor, you can share all your medical problems freely with Dr. Pandey. For further information, contact us now!



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