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About Snoring Disorders and Treatments

Snoring Might Be More than a Source of Irritation

Snoring can be indicative of more than a sleep disorder that is irritating to others. Snoring occurs when the airway is partially blocked or breathing is otherwise interrupted during sleep. Severe cases of snoring may be indicative of or lead to more serious health problems. Research on the underlying causes of snoring symptoms has progressed rapidly in recent years.

It is important to note that not every person that snores has a snoring disorder. In fact, the Mayo Clinic recently reported that about half of American adults snore at least some of the time. The experts at miVIP Surgery Centers use state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and the most cutting edge surgical interventions to help treat snoring disorders. Tonsil removal and UPPP uvuloplasty are both surgical interventions that can help certain patients find a permanent treatment for snoring disorders.

Common Causes of Snoring and Snoring Disorders

Snoring disorders can be caused by a number of different factors. Some of the most common include:

  • Swollen tissue in the throat
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Abnormally large tonsils and glands

People that are overweight also are at an increased risk for developing snoring disorders. Severe snoring disorder symptoms can negatively impact overall quality of living.

Snoring Symptoms can Indicate a More Serious Problem

Snoring disorder symptoms are typically noticed by sleeping partners or others nearby and include:

  • Waking up choking
  • Waking up gasping for air
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Chest pain
  • Daytime fatigue

It is important to note that certain snoring symptoms may be indicative of a more serious disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea. Some especially concerning symptoms include waking up at night due to difficulty breathing or severe daytime sleep deprivation symptoms despite sleeping for a normal amount of time.

Top Snoring Treatments Offered by miVIP

Effective snoring treatments can range from lifestyle changes to surgical procedures. Behavioral remedies include losing weight, avoiding caffeine, avoiding nighttime sedatives, and avoiding alcohol.

Surgical interventions may include UPPP uvuloplasty and tonsil removal. A UPPP uvuloplasty can help reduce snoring by opening the upper airway via the removal of the uvula. Similarly, tonsil removal can help treat snoring by increasing the amount of space in the upper airway as well.

Promising Results

The overall prognosis for snoring disorders is positive. Snoring symptoms are often reduced with weight loss, tonsil removal surgery, or UPPP uvuloplasty surgery. The wide variety of treatments available makes the prognosis for individuals that suffer from snoring disorders even more promising.

Call the Experts at miVIP Today

Call our friendly staff at 877-956-2263 to learn more about snoring disorders and effective treatments today. Take charge of your health, and experience a better quality of life.

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