Little Rock ENT Discusses Swallowing Disorders

Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. This may be caused by many factors, most of which are temporary and not threatening. Difficulties in swallowing rarely represent a more serious disease, such as a tumor or a progressive neurological disorder. When the difficulty does not clear up by itself in a short period of time, you should see an otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center in Little Rock. What are the symptoms of swallowing disorders? Symptoms of swallowing disorders may include: Drooling A fe

Interesting Facts About the Ears, Nose & Throat: Part 2

Most of our doctors specialize in the ears, nose and throat. These physicians are called ENTs or otolaryngologists. These doctors at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Benton are also specialists or sub-specialists of one or two of the sects that make up otolaryngology. Some of these specialties and sub-specialties include allergy, laryngology, pediatrics, nasal reconstruction, sleep parathyroid, thyroid and neck surgery. These doctors serve patients dealing from the earaches, to hearing loss, to more serious problems such as head and neck cancer. The human ear, nose and throat tract is very interesting and sometimes an enigma. There are many cool things th

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