Disorders of Pharynx

If you are snoring heavily, experiencing morning fatigue and daytime sleepiness you may have sleep apnea. “Apnea” comes from the Word “apnos” in Greek, which means “without breathing”. Sleep apnea is much more frequent in men and worsens by aging. The frequency of sleep apnea also increases in postmenopausal women. There are two types of […]

One third of middle aged and older adults are habitual snorers.  It is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. The sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. Snoring occurs when […]

Strep throat is an infection of the throat and tonsils. A bacteria called “group A beta haemolytic streptococcus” cause it. The infection spreads from someone who is sick with strep A bacteria or is a carrier of it. Like other infections, it spreads through close contact. When people who are sick cough or sneeze, they release droplets into the air that hold the bacteria, […]