ENT doctors also known as otolaryngologists. ENT is a specialised area in medicine in that deals with the problems of the ear, nose and throat.
Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat problems related to the head and neck which include the ears, nose, throat sinuses, voice box (larynx), the head and the neck structure. These are vital and required to do our primary bodily functions.
Here are a few problems faced by many and fixed with the help of a skilled otolaryngologist:
Ears: One of the primary senses in our body. Hearing loss is a sensitive issue faced by many. An otolaryngologist tends to any disease or disorder related.
The nose: Chronic sinusitis are very problematic, if not taken care of in time. Disorders or problems in the nasal cavity such as smell disorders, allergies, nasal obstruction and polyps occur due to a deviated septum.
The throat: Responsible for daily food intake and speech. Disorders related to the larynx and esophagus can be taken care of by an ENT.
The head and neck: Is the main area where four out of our five senses are performed hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling and the visual appearance of our face. An otolaryngologist also treats Infections, tumours, cancerous, non-cancerous, facial trauma and deformities of the face.