It seems to many that human snoring is exclusively a problem for the people around. However, the acoustic noise that a snoring person makes can be a much more serious health problem.
Snoring can occur due to breath shortness, and can also be one of the symptoms of sleep apnea – respiratory cessation during sleep.
In addition to the acoustic effect, snoring leads to well-being worsening; snoring people are often accompanied by the following symptoms:
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a dangerous disease that affects not only a person’s health, his cardiovascular, and nervous systems productivity, but also can be resulted in to death. Therefore, any snoring needs to be treated.
Snoring can occur due to several reasons:
The task of the otorhinolaryngologist is to correctly determine the cause and prescribe treatment to stop the snoring. Treatment often requires an integrated approach and the activity of several specialists. In case of stress, it is necessary to get an emotional state psychocorrection, to establish sleep, and teach a person to relax. This is the task of the psychotherapist or psychologist. If you are overweight, you will need to consult a nutritionist. And only if snoring occurs due to pathological processes in the nasopharynx, then the otorhinolaryngologist is engaged in its treatment.
If snoring is due to worsening nasal breathing due to a deviated septum or polyps, then the doctor will recommend surgery to clean the nasal channels and allow air to pass through the nose unhindered.
If the only snoring cause is the sagging of the soft palate, uvula, palatine tonsils, and pharyngeal walls, which results in acoustic effect when inhaling, the specialists of the Healthy&Happy Medical Center may recommend surgical treatment – uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
UPAF is a surgical procedure during which the soft palate, uvula, amygdala, and adenoids are partially removed and lifted in order to widen the airway and relieve the patient of snoring and related problems.
At the Healthy&Happy Medical Center, doctors use different types of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty:
The specialists of the Healthy&Happy Medical Center recommend this operation to patients with sleep apnea who are not helped by conservative methods of treatment and for some reason, the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) apparatus is not suitable or ineffective.
UPAF is prescribed if excess soft tissue in the nose, mouth, and throat are present, which causes blockages in the airways and leads to obstructive sleep apnea. In other cases, the operation will not be effective.
Contraindications for FPP are:
The operation is performed under general or local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes.
Within 1-2 weeks after the operation, the patient may feel pain at the site of exposure, which is relieved with the help of a pain reliever medicine. In some cases, the following complications may occur:
It must be taken into account that none of combating snoring methods gives a 100% guarantee, therefore, it is necessary to entrust the decision on the need for an operation to a doctor.
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