WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF Snoring?
Snoring is a problem due to any obstruction in the airway starting from the mouth to the lungs. The most common cause is adenoid and tonsil enlargement in childhood, and nasal bone curvature (deviation) and nasal concha growth in adults. If there is a problem originating from the lungs and chest, which we call the lower respiratory tract, it is appropriate to follow the patient by chest diseases.
IS SNORING A SERIOUS PROBLEM?
Yes, snoring and sleep apnea in later stages is a serious problem both in childhood and adulthood. Snoring and sleep apnea means that the heart, brain and lungs cannot receive enough oxygen due to obstruction in the airways. Therefore, it causes frequent infections, growth and developmental retardation, distractibility and hyperactivity in childhood, as well as negatively affecting vital functions. In adults, on the other hand, it may start with reducing the quality of life with fatigue throughout the day at first, and as age progresses, it may cause vital risks such as sudden heart attack and brain hemorrhage due to not getting enough oxygen.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT?
The treatment of this risky problem is actually so easy that it is not worth the risk.
As a result of the ENT examination, when nasal bone curvature, turbinate enlargement, adenoid, and tonsil enlargement are detected, their surgical removal, correction and results are extremely pleasing.
Do you need to take life risks and reduce your quality of life while there is a chance for treatment?
If you or someone close to you has a snoring problem, we recommend that you consult a specialist without wasting time.