Doctors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children in Pathribagh, Dehradun
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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN
When there are longer pauses than usual in the breathing of the child while he or she is asleep, this condition may be called obstructive sleep apnea in children. This may be a genetically inherited condition or even caused by a large tongue which does not let the jaws and throat relax while the patient is asleep.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
A paediatrician would carry out an interview with the parents regarding the sleep cycle of the child with questions pertaining to snoring and if they are a restless sleeper. A sleep study could be recommended for older children.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN TREATED?
The treatment will be carried out by an ENT specialist in case the child’s nostrils are too large. For this condition, the ENT surgeon may carry out an adenotonsillectomy to remove the tonsils. Continuous positive airways therapy may also be used in such cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
80-90% of obstructive sleep apnea in children is caused due to large tonsils.