Blog Archive

Understanding Your Thyroid and Parathyroid Jul 30th, 2020

If you’ve just found out that you have a thyroid disorder, then you’re not alone. Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder. And women are much more likely to develop thyroid disorders than men, with about one in eight women developing a thyroid disorder at one...

Sleep Apnea: When Snoring is a Serious Health Concern Jun 24th, 2020

Your snoring may be more than just a simple nuisance. Did you know that snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea? A serious condition that affects 22 million Americans, sleep apnea can prove to be a serious health concern if left untreated.  At his practice in Sioux Falls, Idaho,...

How Can Ear Surgery Help Me? May 27th, 2020

Ear infections are usually minor, but when they happen chronically, they can cause various problems. In children and adults whose recurring ear infections aren’t resolved by non-surgical treatments, surgery is often the best option. At his practice in Sioux Falls, Idaho, otolaryngologist Terry Baker, MD performs life-changing ear surgery on...

Common Seasonal Allergies and What You Can Do to Relieve Symptoms Apr 29th, 2020

There’s a lot going on right now, and you don’t need the added hassle of seasonal allergies. Allergies are quite common, too, affecting 10 to 30% of the world’s population. So, if you’re suffering right now, you’re not alone.  We at the offices of Terry Baker, MD in Idaho Falls,...

Feeling Anxious or Depressed? It Could be Your Thyroid Mar 5th, 2020

Your thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front and center of your neck, is actually responsible for both your mental and physical health. In addition to affecting your weight, making you feel tired and sluggish, and throwing your hormones out of whack, a thyroid disorder can also make...

Warning Signs of Sinus Problems Feb 5th, 2020

Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, is a major health concern that affects 31 million people in the United States. And it’s responsible for 16 million doctor’s visits and over $150 million spent every year on prescription medications.  So, it’s a fairly common problem. At the offices of Terry Baker MD...

Managing Sleep Apnea: 5 Major Benefits Jan 13th, 2020

It is estimated that 38 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing for stretches of ten seconds or longer, multiple times an hour. If you have sleep apnea, it could be adversely affecting your health in many different ways. At the offices of...

How Do I Know If I Need My Tonsils Out? Dec 1st, 2019

Sore throats are very common and frequently are caused by a bacteria or virus. They account for 4% of all family physician visits. Strep throat, colds, and flu all affect the tonsils at the back of the throat. And any of these can contribute to getting tonsillitis, which is an...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey with WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® Nov 1st, 2019

Nothing is more frustrating than putting in the effort to lose weight, yet you still have a few stubborn areas of fat that simply won’t budge. WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® may be the solution for you. At the office of Terry Baker, MD, our caring team is proud to offer this...

Here's What Happens to Your Body When Your Thyroid Is Imbalanced Oct 1st, 2019

Thyroid disease is a common condition, affecting an estimated 20 million Americans. Your thyroid is a small gland in your neck that produces hormones vital for bodily functions like metabolism and heart rate.  This disease occurs when your thyroid makes too little or too much of the hormones. Hypothyroidism is...

Having Acid Reflux Multiple Times Per Week? You May Have GERD Sep 1st, 2019

The burning and discomfort of one acid reflux occurrence is unpleasant enough, but when it becomes an entrenched pattern, you might start to get anxious before every meal. If you have acid reflux, you could be at risk for GERD, a syndrome where reflux episodes are quite frequent. Terry Baker,...

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Aug 1st, 2019

If you think you might have sleep apnea, Dr. Terry Baker in Idaho Falls is an expert in diagnosing and treating the condition. For now, though, let’s take a look at what sleep apnea is, why it can be dangerous, and how to treat it. What is sleep apnea? Sleep...

How an Imbalanced Thyroid Impacts Your Mental Health Jul 1st, 2019

That tiny butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the front of your neck and the four pea-sized parathyroid glands beside it shoulder big responsibilities for your physical and mental health. More than 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA). Dr. Terry Baker and his experienced...

Everything a Parent Needs to Know About Ear Tube Surgery Jun 1st, 2019

If your child is slated for ear tube surgery, then you may have a couple questions. Ear tube surgery is a solution for issues related to the ear, whether your child has multiple and frequent ear infections, fluid buildup in the middle ear, or hearing loss or speech problems related...

Don’t Procrastinate Treating Your Sleep Apnea May 1st, 2019

Do you wake up from a full night’s rest feeling like you haven’t slept at all? Has anyone ever told you that you snore? If so, you could have sleep apnea. If you think you may have sleep apnea, try reaching out to Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) doctor Terry Baker...

5 Tips for Managing Spring Allergies Apr 15th, 2019

While springtime in Idaho (and many other places) is abundantly beautiful, your itchy eyes and scratchy throat beg to differ. Along with nature’s emerging beauty often comes severe allergic reactions that might make you wish for snow again. Allergies can be very irritating, but you can keep your symptoms under...

Now You Can Get Rid of That Double Chin Without Surgery Mar 21st, 2019

If genetics, age, and a few unhealthy eating habits are making their presence known as an extra layer of fat under your chin, you’re not alone. Double chins are quite common, especially as you get older and your skin loses elasticity. Here at the practice of Terry Baker, MD, in...