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1 week post-op for a septoplasty. Recommended for major snoring problem by my ent. If this doesn't work what else could I do?Is Somnoplasty effective?
For 5 years I was addicted to xylometazoline, don't use it almost a year, but still have medicamental rhinitis. Can it be cured besides surgery?
Possibly: What people in your situation have is severe congestion due to inflamed turbinates. There is an office procedure that can be done to help you breath better (somnoplasty or coblation). But if you also have a deviated septum then that usually requires an outpatient surgery (septoplasty) as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello and thanks. I have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea...I stop breathing 47 times a night. Is there any other cure other than a cpap machine?
Treat causes:: With osa, weight loss, exercise, and certain surgical procedures can often times be quite effective (uppp, somnoplasty, septoplasty) reducing the severity of your sleep apnea. In mild to moderate cases, a custom oral appliance can be fabricated for you in lieu of cpap. You have indicated though that you have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, so CPAP is definitely the gold standard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a septoplasty cure snoring? I'm weighing the pros and cons of getting a septoplasty. My doctor wants me to get one, but i don't usually have that much trouble breathing. But I do snore quite loudly. If septoplasty could help, that would be a huge pro
Snoring and septum: Which doctor, your pcp or ent, is recommending? In most studies septoplasty does nothing to cure snoring. Septoplasty "staightens" the wall between the two nasal passages to make airflow more smooth, but turbulent airflow it corrects is a minor source of snoring. It does nothing to stop the rumbling of the soft tissues of the palate and tongue--the most significant sources of snoring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers