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How Painful Is Nasal Reconstruction Surgery For Sleep Apnea
Up at 7 am, can't hold his eyes open by 8 pm. Been tested for sleep apnea, had nasal reconductive surgery, levels tested & normal.Y is he so tired?
I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there.Sleep apnea, snoring etc?
Nasal & sleep apnea: Deviated septums can cause breathing problems. The sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep test. Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions or nerological problems. With a deviated septum a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can make you an oral sleep appliance that should help end your snoring and control your sleep apnea. Look at the aadsm association to find a dntal sleep medicine dds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Should resolve within a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind?: What type of surgery did you have? It depends. Some people feel great relief as soon as they are healed. Some never feel better, but their apnea is measurably improved when confirmed by a follow-up sleep study. Talk to your md or sleep specialist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Options include: avoiding sleeping on one's back.(sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) have an ENT check nasal passages-tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, polyps . Weight loss wearing a dental device that holds the lower jaw forward thereby increasing airway at back of throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Outcomes depend on the procedure/combination of procedures, as well as the anatomy of the airway. Soft tissue surgery (on the palate, nose, etc) have roughly a 50-70% success rate. Jaw surgery, although a bit more drastic, has approximately a 90-95% success rate. Best to see a surgeon in your area trained in sleep surgery to discuss this at length and choose the right procedure for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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