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Snoring
Not a laughing matter. Highly troublesome to the patients life and his wife !!
FACTORS: NASAL Block / OBESE PERSONS (Over Weight ) - with thick neck and large belly affects the normal breathing through Nose. The mouth breathing will cause fluttering of small tongue and palate to produce snoring sound.
 
Do you suddenly experience choking and wake up from sleep? If so, you could be having SLEEP APNOEA.
 
Snorer undergoing sleep study in the sleep Lab
 
Sleep APNOEA
In the sleep lab we can conduct the sleep study, in which we can evaluate the BP, Pulse Rate, Oxygen Saturation, ECG changes and a number of ANOEC EPISODES (cessation of breath) during sleep. Depending on the severity of the Sleep Apnoea we can plan the treatment.
  
LASER UPP:  In this technique the uvula and excess palate and pharyngeal tissues will be removed. Snoring will be stopped or reduced in severity due to reduced fluttering movements of palate. Apnic episodes will be reduced due to improvement in breathing.
 
Making sense of your sleep problems Snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If left untreated, OSA poses serious threats to your health. It can increase your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke as well as damage your immune system. Because of this, you should get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. In most cases, we can treat OSA.
 
 
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