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How to Prepare for Fall Allergy Season in Houston

Still recovering from springtime allergies? This year, spring allergy season in Houston was more active than usual. Since the ice storm we had in February 2021 delayed the start of spring allergies, you might have expected a less severe season. However, the freezing temperatures actually acted like insulation for plants and trees. As a result, pollen was simply delayed. While…
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July 31, 2021
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Is Snoring a Sign of Bad Health?

Snoring is a common occurrence, but did you know that it could also be a sign of bad health? For some, snoring may just be annoying to their sleeping partner. However, snoring for others may be an indication of serious, even life-threatening medical conditions.  Read on to learn more about when snoring is a sign of bad health. A Sign…
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June 18, 2021
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Loss of Smell – What Causes It and Why It’s a Big Deal

The human sense of smell is vastly underrated. Despite what we were taught in biology class, our nose can detect odors just as effectively as most other animals. We even outperform dogs at some scent-based tasks. Yet smell remains the universal answer to the eternal playground question 'which sense would you rather lose?' At the Pasha Snoring and Sinus Center,…
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February 8, 2021
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Looking for an Alternative to Your C-PAP?

This week, we're highlighting a comfortable C-PAP alternative that we've had a lot of success with over the years- dental appliances. In previous blogs, we've discussed how sleep apnea may be a curable condition with weight management, in-office procedures, or surgery in many cases. But even for those who cannot "fix" their sleep apnea, there are still ways to address…
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January 4, 2021
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‘Tis the Season for Cedar Fever: Texas’ Worst Allergy Season

Ah, Texas, what a wonderful place to live. Wide-open spaces, good food (thanks to our state's remarkable cultural diversity), and lots of nature. Where else can you go saltwater fishing at 3 pm, have a five-star Japanese-TexMex fusion dinner at 5, and catch a live concert at a local rodeo by 7? But for many Texans, all that amazingness comes…
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December 7, 2020
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Trying to Stay Slim this Thanksgiving? Try the Pilgrim Diet!

With the holidays upon us, it's time once again to talk about the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea. Over-eating has become a part of our culture. From road trip fast food frenzies to barrels of popcorn at the movies to Christmas and Thanksgiving feasts, gorging ourselves is an essential component of some of our happiest memories. But overindulgence comes…
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November 23, 2020
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Cockroach Allergies: Surprisingly Common, Surprisingly Irritating

Winter is officially on its way! For some, that means relief from seasonal allergy symptoms, but for those sensitive to indoor allergens, it means being trapped inside with the things that trigger your symptoms. In this edition of the Breathe Freely blog, we're going to talk about a little known but very common allergy that we'll be facing with increased…
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November 10, 2020
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Non-Allergic Rhinitis: Allergies All the Time for No Reason

The human body is an amazing thing, but it's far from perfect. Case in point: allergies. Who needs 'em, right? Yet many of us suffer seasonally from the itchy, stuffy, sneezy scourge that seems to exist solely to remind us of our mortality. Luckily, most allergy sufferers can take comfort in the knowledge that our ordeal will last only as…
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November 3, 2020
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The Real Reason Your Ears Itch

Cleaning your ears is a fundamental part of maintaining healthy hygiene, yet surprisingly few people know how to do it properly. In this article, we’re going to share the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your ears. Beware: the truth may not be what you want to hear, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly and significantly, you can improve ear…
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October 24, 2020
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Sugar and Sleep Apnea: A Match Made in Halloween

It's that time of year: the mercurial heat of Houston summer is slowly giving way to cooler temps while major chain stores are already putting out Christmas decorations. Ah, Halloween, the perfect time to talk about sleep apnea. It may sound like an odd match, but the holiday has more in common with the health condition than you might think.…
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October 19, 2020