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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Health

The ear, nose and throat are located separately but have related functions. Ear and nose are sensory organs and throat serves as the pathway through which food travels via the esophagus and air passes to the lungs. The ear and nose play the key role in hearing, smelling and balancing. Tonsillitis, ear infections, sinus infections and sleep apnea are some of the common ENT disorders. Keeping your house dust free, eating foods rich in probiotics and Vitamin C and keeping your nose, ear and throat clean are some of the ways you can keep your ENT healthy.

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