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Treating Chronic Sinus Infections

Dr. Brian Heaberlin of Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, was a guest on the WLTX Spotlight segment to talk about the ways his practice can treat chronic sinus infections.

For more information about Dr. Heaberlin and Lexington ENT & Allergy, visit Lexington-ENT.com.

Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, Joins Lexington ENT & Allergy

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Heaberlin will work at Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Dr. Brian Heaberlin

Dr. Heaberlin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia, and earned his medical degree from the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He then completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Heaberlin has additional specialized training from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has more than 10 years of experience providing comprehensive care of ear, nose and throat disorders to patients of all ages, with specific interest in the management of nasal and sinus disorders, allergies and thyroid disorders.

Dr. Heaberlin previously cared for patients in private practice in his hometown, serving as a head and neck surgeon. He joins the board-certified otolaryngologists, audiologists and advanced practice providers at Lexington ENT & Allergy to provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.

Lexington ENT & Allergy
Lexington Medical Park 2
146 East Hospital Drive, Suite 200
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936 – 7530

Can Thyroid Cancer Lead to Heart Problems?

If you’ve had thyroid cancer or even thyroid problems, you may be taking a synthetic thyroid hormone.

Now, a new medical study says that the risk of heart disease and stroke is higher in thyroid cancer patients who take a synthetic thyroid hormone.

How concerned should thyroid patients be?

Dr. Melanie Seybt of Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, answered the question in this WIS Health U report.

According to Dr. Seybt, thyroid cancer patients are typically dosed with synthetic thyroid hormone a bit higher. When there’s a higher level of thyroid hormone in the body, it can cause some cardiac arrhythmias or increased work on the heart. So, it’s important that all patients have the right amount of synthetic thyroid hormone. In year’s past, some patients thought that taking more thyroid supplementation could boost their metabolism and help them lose weight. That’s true, but it would put more pressure on the heart.

The bottom line is that it’s important for patients on thyroid supplementation to talk to their doctor about heart disease and be aware of other heart disease risk factors including high cholesterol, high blood pressure and being overweight.

To learn more about Dr. Seybt and her Lexington ENT & Allergy, visit www.ENTLexington.com