The ear nose throat ENT specialists at General Practice Healthcare Centre are focused on the treatment of conditions associated with the ear, nose or throat both in children and adults.
Our best ENT specialist in Islamabad Rawalpindi adopts expert approaches that enable us to provide you with the best possible outcomes along with compassionate patient care.
The throat is a muscular tube that extends from the back of the nose to the neck. It contains the pharynx, larynx, tonsils and adenoids, and serves as a passageway for air, food and liquid. Diseases affecting the thyroids, parathyroid and salivary glands can impact many of your body’s regular processes. Fortunately, our ent specialist in Islamabad are highly capable to treat these disorders with their expertise:
Otological /Ears Disorders:
- Acoustic Neuroma:
- Fluid from ear :
- Ear wax blockage :
- Ear ache :
- Ear infection:
- Glue Ear:
- Ear injuries and deformities:
- Tinnitis :
- Hearing loss:
- Meniere’s Disease:
An acoustic Neuroma is a benign tumor that grows in the eights auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve.
Fluid from your ear may be just ear wax, but sometimes it can indicate illness or injury.
Ear wax (cerumen) is produced by tiny glands in the ear canal and helps keep the ears clean. Find out how to treat a build-up of ear wax.
Earache is common and its often the result of an ear infection.
Ear infections are common but usually go away on their own. They can be bacterial and viral.
Glue Ear (otitis Media with effusion) develops when liquid builds up inside your middle ear. Learn about its causes, symptoms and treatment.
Trauma can cut or pull the skin and cartilage of your ear, which can be very painful. You can also develop a deformity from an untreated auricular hematoma.
Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing , whistling or hissing in one or both ears when there is no outside sound.
Hearing loss is usually permanent, but you can protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise. Know your symptoms and get consulted soon to avoid further loss.
Deafness is a complete loss of hearing.
Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear.
Ostesclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear and is a common cause of deafness.
Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the ear that causes hearing and problems.
Vertigo is a sensation of movement or spinning, tilting or swaying when your body is not actually moving.
Nasal/ Nose Disorders:
- Deviated Septum:
- Post nasal drip:
- Stuffy nose:
- Nasal Polyps :
A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum (the bone and cartilage that divide the nose in half) is crooked, making one nasal passage smaller. If severe, breathing through the nose can be difficult. Most people naturally have some deviation — only people with severe deviations need treatment.
An allergy is when your immune system reacts to something that is harmless to most people.Substances that cause allergies are called ‘allergens’. Common allergies include: food allergies (including fish and shellfish, nuts, eggs, wheat, dairy, soy),cat and dog allergies,grass allergy,pollen allergy,dust mite allergy,mould allergy,allergy to some medicines,insect and mite bite allergies
A nose fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage over the bridge, or in the sidewall or septum (structure that divides the nostrils) of the nose. A nasal fracture is a break in the bone over the ridge of the nose. It usually results from a blunt injury and is one of the most common facial fracture.
Bleeding from your nose, also known as a nosebleed, is very common, especially in children and in people over 65. The medical term for a nosebleed is ‘epistaxis.’ There are several causes of nosebleeds but they are only rarely concerning
Nasal obstructions are blockages of the nasal cavity that impede airflow in and out of the nose. Either one or both nostrils may be affected. Most nasal obstructions are temporary, caused by colds, allergies, sinus infections, or medications, while others require medical intervention.
Our body produces mucus constantly throughout the day – one to two quarts, to be exact. It mixes with saliva and is swallowed, a normal and harmless response that you usually don’t notice. When excess mucus is created or it is thicker than usual, it becomes noticeable as it runs down the back of the nose to the throat. This is known as postnasal drip.
A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. The problem may also include nasal discharge or "runny nose." If excess mucus runs down the back of your throat (postnasal drip), it may cause a cough or sore throat
Losing your sense of smell can mean you miss out on experiences that other people may take for granted, such as the scent of perfumes or cooking.
If you snore and are often sleepy during the day, you may have obstructive sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea happens when breathing is either stopped or reduced during sleep because of a narrowing or blockage of the upper airway. It causes loud snoring and occasional apnoea (stopping breathing).
These grow inside your sinuses and nose. They might get worse if you have allergies or sinusitis. They may cause: symptoms of a cold that won't go away, loss of smell, pain in your nose.
The throat is a muscular tube that extends from the back of the nose to the neck. It contains the pharynx, larynx, tonsils and adenoids, and serves as a passageway for air, food and liquid. Diseases affecting the thyroids, parathyroid and salivary glands can impact many of your body’s regular processes. Fortunately, many of these disorders are easily treatable
- Tonsillitis :
- Hoarseness laryngitis :
- Laryngitis :
- Swallowing disorder:
- Voice disorders:
- Foreign Body Aspiration:
Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils that leads to swelling, sore throat and difficulty swallowing. It is usually the result of a viral or bacterial infection and tends to affect children more frequently than any other age group.
Hoarseness is the result of a problem with the vocal cords. It can be caused by a variety of different conditions including cold or sinus infections, acute laryngitis, voice misuse or abuse, benign vocal cord lesions, acid reflux, vocal hemorrhage, tobacco and alcohol use, thyroid diseases, cancer, trauma to the voice box and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s or spasmodic dysphonia, a chronic vocal cord disorder.
Symptoms of a sore throat include pain, scratchiness, dry throat, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, swollen neck or jaw glands and swollen or inflamed tonsils. You may also have a fever, chills, cough, runny nose, sneezing, headache, muscle and joint aches, nausea and vomiting.
Laryngitis is swelling and irritation of the larynx (voice box). It causes hoarseness and, in some cases, voice loss. It can be acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-lasting), but is usually the result of a temporary viral infection or vocal strain and clears up quickly. Persistent laryngitis that lasts longer than two weeks could be a sign of a serious condition and should be evaluated by a doctor.
Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a chronic digestive condition that causes painful heartburn and regurgitation for millions every year. It occurs when the contents of the stomach seep backward into the esophagus.
Dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty swallowing, is characterized by the sensation of food or liquid getting stuck in the throat or chest. There are numerous factors that can cause swallowing difficulty, most of them fairly benign.
The vocal folds, groups of muscle tissue in the larynx, are normally open to allow breathing. When you speak they close, while air from the lungs makes them vibrate. This produces sound. The size and shape of the vocal folds and surrounding cavities (throat, mouth and nose) help determine the pitch, volume and tone of your voice. This is what makes it unique. When illness or disease affects your voice, it can change the pitch, volume and quality of sound
Even though foreign body aspiration is quite common among children, it can turn into a life-threatening emergency if not detected and treated in time.The condition generally results when a solid or semi-solid object gets lodged in the lyranx or trachea of the patient resulting in acute chocking and even respiratory failure.In case of early detection, the patients might be subjected to emergency treatment methodologies including back blows and abdominal thrusts to at least dislodge the object enough to prevent complete obstruction of the airway, which might lead to rapid death through asphyxia.
The sinuses are small cavities that are filled with air and are located above, in between, and below the eyes. They are connected to the inside of the nose through small tubes that are supposed to ventilate the sinuses and drain any mucus or secretions that accumulate within the sinuses. The sinus trouble can cause following problems The sinus trouble begins when small openings that drain into the nose and throat get blocked.
- Inflammatory sinusitis (acute or chronic) :
Sinusitis is when the hollow spaces in the bones of your face become inflamed. Your body will normally overcome the cause of inflammation in about 3 weeks without the need for medical treatment.
Sinusitis is a common symptom after colds and the flu. If you have sinusitis, your symptoms will usually get worse after 5 days, or will last for more than 10 days. In some cases, there is an infection in the sinuses caused by bacteria.
Sinuses Polyps are either ‘Pedunculated’ polyps which are attached to a stalk or 'Sessile’ polyps protrude without a stalk. That can be present in paranasal sinuses and may result in recurrent infections.
Head n neck
- Neck swellings:
- Oral cavity lesions:
- Diagnosis/biopsies of tumors:
Number of masses may develop in your head or neck; these masses may also be called growths, tumors, lumps or bumps. While some head and neck masses are cancerous, many are not. It is important to see a physician if any abnormal bump or lump persists for more than two weeks.
Lesions or ulcers arising from the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and gums can be challenging to treat. These can be both due to infection or tumor growth..
A biopsy is a method in which an intravital collection of cells or tissues from the body is carried out for diagnostic purposes. A biopsy is a required method of confirming the diagnosis of cancer is suspected.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia:
- Facial Nerve disorders:
It is a neurological condition characterized by episodes of intense pain in areas of the face on one side. The trigeminal nerve is a nerve that carries sensation from the face to our brain. If one has trigeminal neuralgia, he or she has episodes of sharp pain with normal daily activities like brushing teeth or washing face with water. Even a blow of air can trigger intense pain.
Facial nerve palsy also known as facial paralysis is a nervous system disorder that affects the movement of facial muscles.In most patients, the condition results in the facial muscles of the patients appearing drooped or weak. The condition can occur on one or both sides of the face and can happen both all of a sudden or even gradually over a period of months.Depending on its cause, the condition might last for only a limited duration or it might prove to be an extended condition.