Austin ENT Associates
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists & Audiology located in Round Rock, TX
Many people suffer from nasal and sinus disorders, which may cause chronic head pain, congestion, and fatigue. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at Austin ENT Associates in Round Rock, Texas, are experts at diagnosing and treating nasal and sinus disorders using the most advanced tools and techniques. To schedule a consultation with nasal and sinus disorder specialists, call or request an appointment online today.
Nasal and Sinus Disorders Q & A
What are nasal and sinus disorders?
Nasal and sinus disorders include any condition that affects the structure or function of your nasal or sinus cavity.
Your nose is part of your respiratory system and the main source of air for your lungs. When you breathe in, the mucus membranes and tiny hairs that line your nasal and sinus cavity trap dirt and germs and protect you from getting sick.
These same functions may also contribute to the symptoms associated with nasal and sinus disorders. Some of the most common nasal and sinus disorders include:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Nasal polyps
- Deviated septum
- Nose bleeds
- Cerebral spinal fluid leaks
Nasal and sinus disorders may cause symptoms that affect your quality of life such as chronic headaches, congestion, loss of smell, or frequent sinus infections. With advances in treatment options, you don’t have to suffer from these symptoms.
Austin ENT Associates develops personalized treatment plans for your nasal or sinus condition to improve your quality of life.
What happens during consultations for nasal and sinus disorders?
When you visit Austin ENT Associates for a nasal and sinus disorder consultation, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation. The team focuses on getting the right diagnosis so you can get the most effective treatment plan.
During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may also run diagnostic tests, such as a nasal endoscopy or CT scan, to evaluate your nasal and sinus cavity. Your doctor may also recommend allergy testing.
How are nasal and sinus disorders treated?
Treatment for your nasal and sinus disorder depends on your diagnosis and symptoms. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at Austin ENT Associates use the most advanced tools and techniques so you get the best outcomes.
The team may initially take a conservative approach to treat your nasal and sinus disorder, prescribing medications to alleviate symptoms or treat the underlying cause of your problem.
If conservative measures fail to improve your symptoms, they may recommend surgical intervention, such as balloon sinuplasty, image-guided sinus surgery, or functional
endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).
To schedule your nasal and sinus disorder consultation at Austin ENT Associates, call or book online today.