MIDWEST ENT UPDATE 9/29/2020

As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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What You Should Know About Head And Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer affects over 55,000 Americans each year. Many instances of head and neck cancer are linked to the use of neck surgery, head surgerytobacco products. Avoiding tobacco in any form can greatly reduce the risk of developing head or neck cancer. Further, cancer can be treated more effectively when detected early. Head and neck cancer can be diagnosed and treated by your otolaryngologist Dr. Gordon Siegel at Midwest Ear Nose and Throat in Chicago, IL.

Symptoms

There are several different symptoms that can be an indication of possible cancer in the head or neck. If you develop any of these symptoms, it is important that you see your otolaryngologist as soon as possible. Symptoms can include:

  • A persistent lump in the neck lasting two weeks or more
  • Voice changes lasting two weeks or more
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Constant ear pain, particularly when swallowing
  • A growth or swelling in the mouth

Risk Factors

Certain individuals are at a higher risk of developing head or neck cancer. The use of tobacco products is a major risk factor for head and neck cancer. This includes any type of tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, cigarettes, and cigars. Consumption of alcoholic drinks is also linked to head and neck cancer. Alcohol and tobacco products increase the risk of developing cancer in the throat, voice box, mouth and tongue.

Fortunately, when the cancer is caught early, treatment is often highly successful. Early detection is possible when you recognize the warning signs, such as the symptoms above.

If you have experienced any of the previous symptoms contact Midwest Ear Nose and Throat in Chicago, IL. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Siegel, call the office at (312) 988-7777.

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