Eustachian Tubes: Anatomy, Dysfunction, Treatment

Eustachian Tubes: Anatomy, Dysfunction, Treatment
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Eustachian tubes are part of human ear anatomy, running from the middle ear to the back of your nose and throat. These tubes are around 35mm long and 3mm in diameter in adults. Normally, the Eustachian tubes stay closed, it opens while you are yawning, chewing or swallowing.

The primary function of these tubes is to equalize the pressure on either side of the eardrum while ventilating your middle ear and drain any excess secretions formed inside the middle ear. The Eustachian tubes are also responsible for keeping your middle ears safe from microbes. An ENT doctor will be able to help you with your Eustachian tube dysfunction.

We have the Best ENT specialist In Dubai- Dr Muaaz Tarabichi , who treats it in the best way.

As mentioned above, if your tubes are not functioning properly, it can cause ear block, hearing loss, fluid collection in ear, buzzing or ringing sound in ear, severe pain in ears on flight travel, during an underwater sport or at higher altitudes. Dr Muaaz Tarabichi is one of the best ENT specialist in Dubai that can treat the common dysfunctions of Eustachian tubes.

You might be having,

  1. Baro-challenge-induced Eustachian tube dysfunction: if your tubes don’t open properly when scuba diving, traveling by airplane or driving through the mountains, it is called Baro-challenge-induced ETD. It means your Eustachian tube is not opening to normalize the middle ear pressure. The treatment for this dysfunction varies depending on the cause behind the ETD.
  2. Obstructive Eustachian tube dysfunction: Obstruction of eustachian tube can be caused by environmental allergies, abnormal tissue growth, sinusitis or acid reflux causing you an ear block or hearing loss. Depending on the severity, it can be treated with medication, avoiding the triggers, or you might need surgical intervention like a Eustachian tuboplasty to correct it.

We can give you a simple treatment like a Eustachian tuboplasty for your problem. It is done through the nose or the ear, using a balloon device and inflating it. This quick procedure restore the normal function of your eustachian tube and make your ear back to normal.

If you are looking for an ENT doctor in Dubai, you can get in touch with Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi, who has been providing ENT services in the city for years now.

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