Dr. Pasha may consider tracheotomy for severe, life-threatening sleep apnea. In this procedure, a small hole is made in the windpipe and a tube is inserted into the opening. This tube stays closed during waking hours, and the person breathes and speaks normally. It is opened for sleep so that air flows directly into the lungs, bypassing any upper airway obstruction. Although this procedure is highly effective, it is a measure that is reserved for life-threatening conditions.
If you suffer from allergies and you are tired of having to take daily medication to get rid of the symptoms, then you might be interested in learning about immunotherapy, or more commonly known as allergy shots.
As summer draws to a close, in a few short days backpacks will be filled, lunches will be packed, and thousands of young students throughout Houston Independent School District will head back to class. Back to school means the little ones need to rise bright and early to make sure they are at their desks for the homeroom bell.