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Tinnitus

October 29, 2018

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself – it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related earing loss, ear injury, or a circulatory system disorder. There are two kinds of tinnitus: i.        Subjective Tinnitus is tinnitus only you can hear. This is the most…

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)

October 29, 2018

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is caused by the death of or damage to the tiny hair cells in the cochlea. This can be caused by certain diseases such as meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or due to use of certain drugs like aspirin, quinine, or streptomycin. (SNHL) has many different presentations, ranging in severity from mild…

Otosclerosis

October 29, 2018

Otosclerosis is an abnormal sponge-like growth in the middle ear that causes hearing loss. This growth prevents the ear from vibrating in response to sound waves. Such vibrations are needed in order to hear. Otosclerosis may slowly get worse. Otosclerosis. Mount Sinai. https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/diseases-conditions/otosclerosis

Meniere’s Disease

October 29, 2018

Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. www.mayoclinic.com

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

October 29, 2018

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. Cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing fluid. The cysts vary in size, and they can grow very large. Having many cysts or large cysts can damage your…

Chronic Kidney Disease (Chronic Renal Failure_

October 29, 2018

Chronic Kidney disease describes the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which are then excreted in one’s urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in the body. In the early stages of chronic kidney…

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

October 29, 2018

Restless legs syndrome (“RLS”), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them.  Since symptoms can increase in severity during the night, it could become difficult to fall asleep or return to sleep after waking up.  RLS is classified as a sleep disorder since the…

Insomnia

October 29, 2018

Insomnia is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling unrefreshed, which takes a toll on your ability to function during the day. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood but…

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

October 29, 2018

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome is a disorder in which the person’s sleep-wake cycle (internal clock) is delayed by 2 or more hours.  Having DSPS, can cause significant problems, as they are unable to get up for school or work.  Symptoms include daytime sleepiness, inability to fall asleep at the desired time, inability to wake up…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

October 29, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.  Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep.  The most noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring.  Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include: excessive daytime sleepiness;…