Doctors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Victoria Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can be considered as a serious condition. It is mainly characterised by short and shallow breathing while the patient is asleep. There are several kinds of sleep apnea, where the throat does not relax properly and results in snoring. Drowsiness during the day is one of the main symptoms of the condition.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSED?
An interview regarding sleep habits of the patient and those that they live it with be carried out by an ENT specialist. A sleep study could be conducted to monitor airflow, breathing patterns, heart rate and muscle activity.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA TREATED?
Avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills could be advised. Nasal sprays to relieve congestions or sinus might be prescribed. In some cases surgery to remove any blocks such as extra tissue in the nose and throat could be performed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Persons or individuals that share a bed with the patient usually recognize this disorder before the patient.