Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. This occurs when calcium crystals in the inner ear, called otoconia, become dislodged from their normal location and float through the inner ear canal. If the crystals land in the semicircular canal–the portion of our ear that provides information to our brain about rotational movement–it causes a false sensation of spinning or whirling.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being an otolaryngologist?
That feeling of internal fulfillment when a patient comes back post-operatively to tell me about how their life has changed for the better now that they know what it’s like to be able to actually breathe.
For over 25 years, Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat has been providing state-of-the-art care to communities across Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe basin. The key to the practice’s success is the partnership between Dr. Paul Manoukian and Dr. Brian Romaneschi.
Dr. Manoukian and Dr. Romaneschi met during their residency programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a world-renowned leader in patient care and their residency program consistently ranks #1 in the United States.
There are a number of variables to consider when uncovering what’s caused your loss of taste and smell. Some of those variables include:
- Illness or infection
- Certain Medical Conditions
- Vitamin Deficiencies
However the right sinus treatment may help alleviate these symptoms.
The parents and caregivers of young children know that kids get sick with numerous ailments any time of the year. So how does one determine when to seek out a pediatric ENT specialist?