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What are side effects of somnoplasty?

What are side effects of somnoplasty?

Temporary: Pain and edema can be a short term side effect of somnoplasty. It will resolve in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Which is better for sleep apnea, the pillar procedure or somnoplasty?

Which is better for sleep apnea, the pillar procedure or somnoplasty?

Sleep Apnea: Usually its best to avoid surgery as it as low efficacy cpap or autopap is the gold standard for treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any solution that takes care of snoring?

Many: Multiple procedures available like laser therapy, pillar procedure, somnoplasty etc. But consult your md to determine if you have sleep apnea or not. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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