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All About Minimally Invasive In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty Nov 3rd, 2022

Did you know your sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones of your face? These cavities around your eyes, nose, and cheeks have an important job: to keep your nasal passages moist. But when the lining of your sinuses gets irritated and inflamed, a sinus infection could result.  While most...

When (and Why) to Consider Ear Tubes for Your Child Oct 6th, 2022

Did you know ear tube surgery (tympanostomy) is the most common pediatric surgery in America? Over half a million children undergo this procedure every year, which is usually performed to reduce the occurrence of and complications associated with chronic ear infections.  But since ear infections are incredibly common, with five out of six kids experiencing at...

Is Tinnitus Curable? Sep 6th, 2022

If you or a loved one are hearing sounds like buzzing, ringing, swooshing, hissing, or more, you could have a condition called tinnitus. Tinnitus affects about 50 million Americans and can be both temporary or chronic (ongoing).   While tinnitus is rarely a sign of a serious medical problem, it can...

Get to the Bottom of Your Postnasal Drip Aug 8th, 2022

It may not be pleasant to think about, but your body is a mucus-making machine. Your nose and throat together produce about 1-2 quarts of mucus each day, and glands that line your intestinal tract, stomach, and airways make even more.  Most of the time, you swallow this mucus without noticing it....

The Role of the Thyroid in Your Body Jul 13th, 2022

Did you know over 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition? If you’ve been feeling more run-down than normal, have issues maintaining your weight, or other symptoms of thyroid disease, you could be one of them.  Unfortunately, up to 60% of adults with thyroid disease don’t know they have a thyroid problem,...

Nonsurgical Solutions for Sinusitis Jun 16th, 2022

If you struggle with sinus infections (sinusitis), you’re not alone. Almost 12% of US adults have chronic sinusitis (sinus infections lasting longer than 12 weeks). Unfortunately, these types of infections can be difficult to treat. At Jacksonville ENT Surgery, we have good news for patients in Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida. Our board-certified...

Who Can Benefit from a Tonsillectomy? May 4th, 2022

You have three pairs of tonsils, including the ones you see at the back of your throat. These special organs work as part of your lymphatic system. They protect you from viruses, bacteria, and other particles you inhale.  When your tonsils get infected, you can develop a sore throat. But...

What's Causing My Hearing Problem? Apr 3rd, 2022

If you’ve noticed you’re having trouble hearing people or sounds, like the telephone or doorbell, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 million Americans struggle with hearing loss. But knowing you’re in good company doesn’t explain the underlying trigger of your hearing impairment.  Board-certified ear-nose-throat (ENT) providers, Charles Greene, MD, PhD, and...

I Can't Sleep Because My Partner Snores Mar 7th, 2022

If your partner’s snoring is keeping you awake at night, you’re not alone. Almost half of all American adults snore at least some of the time, and more than a quarter snore every night.  But just because you’re not suffering alone doesn’t mean your partner should ignore their noisy sleep....

6 Signs You May Have Vertigo Feb 6th, 2022

Many people equate vertigo with dizziness, but feeling dizzy isn’t the only sign of this troubling symptom. Vertigo causes you to perceive that you or the world around you is spinning — even when you’re standing or sitting still.  Dizziness, on the other hand, is a sensation that can cause...

How Tonsils Work in Your Body Jan 1st, 2022

You probably don’t think much about your tonsils, the soft pieces of tissues on either side of the back of your mouth, until you get a sore throat. But these specialized organs are part of your body’s immune system and serve as the first line of defense against viruses and...

10 Symptoms of Nasal Polyps Dec 6th, 2021

If your nose makes you crazy with frequent stuffiness, dripping, sneezing, or sinus infections, nasal polyps could be to blame. These usually noncancerous growths develop in your nasal passage or sinuses for different reasons, possibly causing many problematic complications, including: Sleep apnea Chronic or recurring sinus infections Increasingly severe asthma...

5 Tips for Controlling Seasonal Allergies Nov 15th, 2021

When most people think of seasonal allergies, they think of spring and pollen. But fall can be worse for allergy sufferers than spring, especially here in Jacksonville, Florida, where the cooler autumn weather causes the release of more weed pollen, mold, and spores. At Jacksonville ENT Surgery, our allergy experts,...

When Is Snoring a Health Concern? Oct 17th, 2021

Your snoring may interrupt the sleep of those around you, no doubt. But is snoring also a sign of an underlying health condition? At Jacksonville ENT Surgery, our experts, Charles Greene, MD, PhD, and Tara Condrey, PA-C, can help you find out.  At our three Jacksonville, Florida, offices and in...

Understanding the 5 Stages of Hearing Loss Sep 22nd, 2021

Have you noticed a need to turn up the volume louder than you used to on the television? Does it seem like the people around you aren’t enunciating or are mumbling more than they should? You could be struggling with hearing loss.  This common condition affects at least 15% of...

Is It Allergies or Sinusitis? Aug 24th, 2021

When you have sinus problems but don’t seem sick with a cold, it’s easy to assume they’re all due to the same problem — allergies. However, two common conditions cause a stuffy nose, and they require different treatment. Each year, more than 50 million Americans struggle with symptoms of allergies....

JENTS Offers Minimally Invasive Treatments For Your Nasal And Sinus Problems Nov 2nd, 2020

Have you ever experienced lying in your bed tossing and turning restlessly, because your nasal congestion and sinus pressure won’t allow you to sleep?  You may have tried sleeping upright or at an angle.  Prescription and over the counter nasal sprays and medications either don’t seem to do the job...