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What causes sinusitis and how is it treated?

Causes of chronic sinusitis include nasal polyps (growth of tissue that blocks the sinuses and/or nasal passages), a deviated or damaged septum (restricts or blocks the nasal passages), and respiratory infections (can be viral, bacterial or fungal.) Other medical conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux and other immune system related disorders have also been linked to the development of chronic sinusitis. Treatment of chronic sinusitis is dependent on the symptoms and their level of severity. Find out more at

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What are the symptoms of mold sensitivity?

Symptoms of mold sensitivity include chronic cough, recurrent respiratory infections, and skin rash. For a complete list of symptoms associated to mold exposure, visit

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever or chills, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea are all symptoms that may be indicative of appendicitis. However, other health problems may also present with similar symptoms. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix, a narrow, tube-shaped organ that is attached to the large intestine on the right side of the lower abdomen, becomes inflamed and causes pain as a result. It typically occurs in individuals who are between the ages of 10 and 40.

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What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B and C?

Hepatitis A, B and C all have similar symptoms, but each affects the liver differently. For more information, go to

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How do physicians treat patients suffering from mental health disorders and/or addiction?

The most common course of treatment for mental illness is a combination of behavioural therapy (such as counselling) and medication. If you suffer from a mental health disorder, or addiction, it is important to have open, honest communications with your physician, family and friends.

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What does a doctor do?

It is a physician's job to be an advocate for health, providing quality care to those they treat. Physicians specialize in everything from general health care to ophthalmology, obstetrics, family planning, mental health, and even perform minor surgical procedures (i.e. wounds and skin lacerations). Physicians like Dr. Ali Ghahary are committed to the well-being of their patients and work to establish a good rapport with fellow healthcare providers and individuals whom are under their care.

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When is cold and flu season?

Flu season generally runs from the months of November through to April. However, outbreaks can occur as early as October, lasting as late as May. The flu results in the hospitalization of up to 12,000 Canadians each year. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends that anyone age 6 and up to be vaccinated with a flu shot. These are available at most clinics and pharmacies across Canada.

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About Dr. Ali Ghahary:

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a physician at Brentwood Medical Clinic in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver, British Columbia

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