Asthma or Ventricular Dysphonia?

Asthma or Ventricular Dysphonia? This is an uncommon condition that few persons would ask me about. The reason for including ventricular dysphonia here is that when this is misdiagnosed, the results can be tragic and ruin a person’s life. This condition takes...

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Halitosis Do you have Halitosis (Bad Breath)? Bad breath is particularly bothersome because people rarely know they have it unless they are told of it. Yet it can spoil one’s social and even economic life. And mouth washes are not always useful. When bacteria...

Laryngitis

Do you have hoarseness or laryngitis? When we speak, two membranes, the vocal cords, vibrate to make sound. Hoarseness indicates these cords are malfunctioning either from swelling after yelling at the football game, or infection, or excess smoking or something...

Frequent Sore Throat

Frequent Sore Throats Everyone gets a sore throat at some time. The nose and throat are constantly defending against outside elements and bacteria. When bacteria settle in the nose, the bacteria are seized and dragged off to “battle stations” or lymph...

Cough with Asthma or Allergy

Many asthmatics cough. As a rule this is caused by the failure of the microscopic cilia of the chest to beat at a normal rate of 16 to 20 beats per second. Especially if there is infection and pus in the nose, the toxin from the infection can act as an irritant If the...

Snoring and What to do About it

Why do we snore? In deep sleep the muscles of the tongue, throat and roof of mouth relax and allow the tongue and soft palate and uvula to fall backward. The heavier the person is, the more overweight, the more this backward fall can close the breathing passage. In a...