Health Tips for Seniors

Why You Should Resort to Surgery for Curing Your Snoring?

When it comes to treating snoring, there are variety of treatment methods and therapies to help you out of your snoring problem. One snorer may opt to use nasal devices, another person may use medical nasal dilator devices, and a yet another person may use ear plugs so as to help him from hearing the nasty snoring noise; the choices are varied in nature and depends on the mindset of the people opting for the cure.

The main idea of seeking a remedy to your snoring is to stay healthy and to make others happy. Out of various options that are available to you for curing your snoring, surgery is one option, but the techniques used or the variety of surgeries performed is different depending upon the need of the patient.

Freeing Airway through Throat Enlargement

The medical term for the surgery that is performed to enlarge one s throat at the tonsillar level is the Palatopharyngoplasty. While performing this surgery on a patient, the surgeon will remove bits of your tonsils, make your uvula thin by removing some tissues and some portion of soft palate tissues will also be removed to provide for a free airway and to reduce the contents of tissues that vibrate.

The effect of this particular type of surgical correction lasts for few years only and only 50 percent of the patients who have undergone the procedure have reported satisfactory and consistent results. Further this type of surgery is slightly expensive for the reason that doctor has to concentrate on three different areas and needs sophistication and has to be done on general anesthesia.

A yet another less expensive surgery that can be considered as an alternative to Palatopharyngoplasty is the laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty. In this surgery, your uvula s length will be reduced and some portion of your palate tissues will be burned using laser-assisted techniques. Today uvulopalatoplasty is performed with local anesthesia only and hence your post-operative care will be minimum.

When you consider the effectiveness of uvulopalatoplasty, it is certainly better than Palatopharyngoplasty. But in few cases patients have reported return of snoring within 2 to 3 years after surgery, however the immediate improvement is very marked and favourable.

There is one more type of surgery for curing your snoring and it is the cautery-assisted uvulopalatoplasty. In this surgery, physicians will use cautery equipment instead of lasers for performing the surgery. Cautery equipment consists of a heated wire or electrode and this will be used to reduce the size of your uvula and thereby aim at reducing the snoring.

When you consider the effectiveness of this surgery, it is all same as other above-mentioned surgeries, but the advantage is that you will have very less pain and you can get the procedure done easily and quickly.

If you don’t prefer surgery and looking for alternative methods to treat snoring, there are few options available that gives good results as mentioned below…

This short video explains the easy stop snoring exercises in details. You can start using them within 10 minutes from now (yes! right where you are sitting) and treat your
snoring as soon as tonight – Watch The Video Now!

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