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Do you treat snoring and what’s Apnea?

Snoring is a condition that should in no way be ignored and accepted as normal.

Medical science has advanced enough to help us get rid of this annoying and very dangerous on your own fault. It prevents people to us, but it is a signal that something is wrong in our body.

OSA often accompanies snoring at night. Under apnea means stopping breathing. During a night’s sleep soft palate or other parts of the nose, the lower part of the pharynx, tongue, epiglottis and larynx do not allow normal passage of air into the trachea and bronchi. Flabby soft palate touches the root of the tongue, and thus closes the entrance to the laryngeal box. For a period of about 10 seconds occurs apnea. During this time, blood accumulates large amounts of carbon dioxide, which irritates the respiratory center in the medulla oblongata, unlocking powerful sweep of the chest followed by passive lifting and vibration of the soft palate, creating the familiar sound of snoring. It is most often accompanied by breaks in the rhythm of breathing, sometimes up to 15 seconds, which strongly reduces the saturation of the blood with oxygen. Morning after waking these people are very tired, tired and sleepy. They have headaches and with reduced capacity. As a cause of snoring show more and some processes in the nasal cavities – nasal polyps, severe curvature of the nasal septum. There are processes that narrow pharynx – increased pharyngeal tonsil third tonsil, lingual tonsil, soft epiglottis and walls of the hypopharynx, underdeveloped jaw and others. Snoring apnea is observed in overweight people. It diaphragm is lifted and reduces the unfolding of the lung, which requires rapid breathing.

Treatment of snoring and OSA is a whole set of procedures. It starts with the removal of nasal problems – removal of nasal polyps, straightening of the nasal septum, reducing the volume of conch or surgical removal of tonsils increased. In extended soft palate in the past been subject operative correction but are now used so-called. mikroinvazivna interstitial thermotherapy which comprises a thermal adjustment. In this method, with a special applicator coagulated palate by placing it on four points, in which up to about 60-7- degrees. Thereby forming a connective tissue, which pulls up the palate and throat is released for the passage of air. This reduces or completely removes snoring. The intervention is performed under local anesthesia and lasts from 15 to 20 minutes.

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