Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What Are the Signs?

Affecting between 24% of men and 9% of women, obstructive sleep apnea can be a potentially life-threatening condition. One of the most alarming statistics is that over 80% of people living with the condition are undiagnosed, posing a genuine health risk to many. In this article, Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe first discusses the most common… Read More »

How to Prep Yourself for Allergy Season

For the ~50 million Americans who experience some form of allergy, allergy season, or mid-late spring, is a daunting time of year. With pollen, dust, and irritant concentrations at their annual peaks during this time, people with conditions such as chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis know all too well what this time of year means:… Read More »

Why Are Sinus Problems So Prevalent in Winter?

Sinus and chronic sinusitis problems affect approximately 29 million U.S. adults, or 14% of the population each year. For many, these sinus issues occur far more frequently and with more severity during the autumn and, in particular, the winter months.  In this article, Dr. Schalch Lepe first discusses common symptoms that accompany sinus problems and… Read More »

What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Do you experience persistent symptoms of sinus congestion, facial pain and pressure, headache and fever, often referred to as chronic sinusitis? If so, you may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty.  As an innovative in-office procedure, balloon sinuplasty was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. What Is Balloon Sinuplasty? Balloon… Read More »

Is Your Snoring Really Sleep Apnea?

You’ve probably experienced lying in bed countless times listening to your partner snore. And while you may joke about it among friends, the reality is that it’s not a joke. What you’re hearing could be your loved one experiencing genuinely challenging breathing issues. As reported by Johns Hopkins Medicine, snoring is a common ailment amongst… Read More »