ENT stands for Ear Nose and Throat. These are probably the most common problems that people face and choose to ignore. There are many home remedies that people often suggest and practice and feel relief in their symptoms and fail to visit their doctor.
While all of that is alright, it is very important that you do not neglect your body when it is crying for attention. But before we get into that, let us try to understand what an ENT specialist does and what the acronym basically stands for.
What is an ENT?
Let’s start with the acronym basics:
The E in ENT is to address Ear disorders. These disorders may include ailments such as
- hearing impairment,
- ear infections,
- disorders that affect balance,
- pain in your ears.
If any of these symptoms are found, the patient must immediately visit an ENT.
The N in ENT involves any issues that are to do with the Nose or the nasal cavities. The problems may include:
- problems affecting smell,
- physical appearance.
Lastly, the T in ENT denotes Throat. So, if there are any ailments in the throat the patient should visit an ENT specialist. These issues may include conditions that affect
Visiting a doctor
Sometimes people are unnecessarily scared of visiting a doctor. People usually treat ENT problems as minor issues but these are those kinds of problems that take no time to manifest into something huge and sinister. In fact, repeatedly ignoring these issues can quickly escalate to untreatable situations.
This is why you have to be overly careful about any problems affecting these sensitive areas immediately. Here is a list of the scenarios where you should definitely visit your ENT doctor to make sure that you can treat yourself before things get so bad that you can’t recover from it.
- Nerve problems in your ears, nose, or throat
- Balance problems
- Hearing impairment
- Ear infection
- Tonsil or adenoid infection
- Swimmer’s ear
- Pain in your ears, nose, or throat
- Breathing problems
- Down’s syndrome
- Sinus problems or infections
- Growth or tumor in your ears, nose, or throat
- Deviated septum
- Undesired appearance of the nose or face
- Nose bleeds
- Nasal congestion
- Problems with smell
- Voice or swallowing problems
- Sore throat or hoarseness
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Meeting the doctor
A major problem that many patients face is that they fail to communicate the exact nature of their problems. What basically happens is when a patient faces any kind of symptom; he assumes that the cause for it must be a particular thing.
Based on this assumption, the patient only gives partial information to the doctor. This partial information can cause lack of proper treatment or worse, misdiagnosis. In such cases, the problems persist even after medication is prescribed.
The best way to ensure that this doesn’t happen is to first list down all the symptoms, however minor, before you actually visit the doctor. Once you do that, you will be in a better position to speak to them and will not miss out on anything.
In case you fear any ailment or suspect something, discuss that as well with the doctor. They will be able to help you with identifying the possible causes and put your mind to rest with respect to the things that you should not worry about.
Regency Medical Centre for ENT
At RMC, we are equipped with some of the most sophisticated technology to help in early diagnosis of any kind of problem. Our team of doctors, nurses and other staff are all focused on bringing better health solution to you at all times.
We believe that as a hospital our responsibility is not just to provide treatment but to also provide holistic and complete recovery. Our approaches are modern and our theory is that of compassion. We strongly believe in focusing our energies toward bringing about a happier and healthier Africa.
We are dedicated to provide medical and surgical treatment for any and all ENT related issues. However, that is not all. We are a full-fledged multi-speciality hospital reputed all over Africa for having some of the best doctors and equipment. Regardless of what your nature of requirement is, we are here to help you.
If you have any queries or doubts or wish to speak to us regarding anything at all, feel free to call us. We also take online appointments. Alternately, if you would like to walk in for a consultation, we will be happy to assist you as well.