29 minutes | Jan 3rd 2019

EPISODE 15: Looking At Airway Space From The Eyes Of An ENT Specialist

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Air and breathing is essential! So why do we take it for granted and not seek out solutions to the root cause of the problem. In our re-defining healthcare concept of creating your own medical blueprint, Dr. Jill Wade believes this should be a must have evaluation! SymplifiHealth is proud to welcome back Dr. Neelesh Mehendale our trusted ENT specialist. On this Episode 15 he will share his expertise on looking at an airway space through the eyes of a specialist.

Airway issues must be evaluated for what aspect of the pathway is obstructing the flow or movement of the air. Snoring can be a significant sign of an obstruction. Weight, size of neck and mid-section plays a role in breathing efficiency.

Noses can be straight on the outside and crooked on the inside but just because you have a crooked nose on the outside doesn’t mean it is on the inside.

Turbinates heat humidify and filter the nose of allergens but can swell and take up too much room inside the nose. Add that with a deviated septum and you really feel the effects of difficult breathing.

Adenoids are a small part of the immune system that sits behind the nose and above the tonsils. They can get too large and stop the flow of air.

Tonsils and the back of the throat can collapse more when you lay down and get relaxed.

Simple at home evaluations can be performed. Place a finger gently on the side of your nose and listen to the airway flow. Then change sides. Is one side more open than the other? Does it sound like it is struggling or flowing gently in and out.

Open your mouth and look in the mirror. What do you see? Can you see the back of your throat and tonsils at all? Is your tongue blocking all visibility of your throat?

Parents you must listen to Dr. Mehendale’s take on children’s airway issues that can affect their sleep, focus, their attention, and energy levels. Then transfer that to you or a loved one as an adult. A lifetime of poor sleep will no doubt take years off of your life. An open airway will support a better deeper more restful sleep.

Do you have a question for Dr. Jill Wade? Then email her at jill@jillwadedds.com

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale can be reached at www.enttex.net  or call 972-731-7654

Or email the team at info@enttex.net

Professionals interested in learning more about dental wellness, visit www.relevancehealth.com

and for any of the downloads associated with this episode please go to www.youniversityhealth.com

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