Conditions: Ear, nose and throat

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Goiters are benign (non-cancerous) thyroid tumors/nodules, cysts and massive enlargement of the gland that can cause trouble breathing or swallowing. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Graves' disease is a type of hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland) and is considered a disorder of the immune system (autoimmune disease). Patients will develop a very high heart rate and protruding/prominent eyes, may become mentally ill and (if untreated) die from heart failure...


Hypothyroidism, or not enough thyroid hormone in the blood, causes the body’s cells to slow down their rate of metabolism. It causes exhaustion, weight gain, depression, and in severe cases severe fluid retention in the body’s tissues, a condition called myxedema that may result in a coma or death...


Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be very serious. It is the cessation of breathing that occurs during sleep. Usually, it is due to physical airway obstruction by the tissues surrounding and in the airway at some point between the nostrils and the larynx (voice box)...


The loss of the senses of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) are the most common chemosensory disorders. The reduced ability to smell (hyposmia) or to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances (hypogeusia) are also common...


Snoring is the sound that occurs during sleep when flow of air is obstructed in the area where the tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula...