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Why Are Your Allergies Getting Worse in the Winter? Dec 16th, 2020

Seasonal allergies are most often associated with the warmer months when plants bloom and pollen takes to the air. For many, however, winter can be equally as difficult as indoor allergies have more of an impact. As allergy specialists, Dr. Alexa Lessow and our team understand that many allergies don’t...

Are Dizziness and Lightheadedness Ever Normal? Nov 12th, 2020

When we were kids, there was nothing more fun than to be spun around in circles until we dropped from dizziness. If you’re experiencing frequent and ongoing problems with dizziness and lightheadedness, however, the problem may be far from fun and games. At our practice, Dr. Alexa Lessow and our...

Understanding the 5 Stages of Hearing Loss Oct 9th, 2020

About 15% of American adults report difficulty hearing — that’s about 37.5 million people. Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, but your risk increases as you get older. In fact, most people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss often comes on slowly,...

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea Sep 11th, 2020

Sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, and many people live with it for years without realizing there’s a problem. In some cases, people live with sleep apnea for years before getting an accurate diagnosis. Along with disrupting the normal sleep cycle, sleep apnea can also cause a series of...

5 Reasons You May Be Having Difficulty Swallowing Aug 25th, 2020

Dr. Alexa Lessow at Lexington ENT & Allergy has treated numerous patients with dysphagia, the medical term for problems with swallowing. Sometimes determining the reason it hurts for you to swallow can be a complex undertaking, because it can be a symptom of quite a few different conditions.  Each year,...

What is Immunotherapy and Will it Cure My Allergies? Jun 1st, 2020

If you’re a victim of seasonal or perennial hay fever, you know how annoying exposure to your allergens can be. All of that sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and itchy nose put a damper on daily life. Collectively, these symptoms are called allergic rhinitis, thought to affect as many as 50...