Snoring can be a ground for divorce. So if you have been snoring and disturbing the sleep of your partner, get yourself treated. Snoring problem is caused by vibrating tissues within the airways of the nose and throat. The vibrations that cause snoring problem are caused by turbulent airflow through narrowed airways. Snoring is affected by the stage of sleep, sleeping position and the use of medications and alcohol. Snoring, like all other sounds, is caused by vibrations that cause particles in the air to form sound waves. Snoring and sleep apnea go hand in hand for most of the people in India. Obesity is seen as one of the main reason behind snoring in the patients treated by Dr Kuldeep Kumar in Gurgaon, India. As per Dr Kuldeep Kumar, Pulmonologist in Gurgaon,"those who accumulate fat in their body tend to have fatty throat pallette. As the body becomes relaxed during sleep, the pallatte in the throat become closer to each other and start vibrating as air passes through them. The airways are narrowed and the passing air through a narrow tunnel makes noise."
Reasons for Snoring
Enlarged Adenoids Or Tonsils
In case of Tonsils or Sinus a surgery for the same could be done and the snorning problem could be relieved. Tonsils or Sinus surgery would be a day care surgery done by ENT Specialist. However if snoring problem is due to fatty palate then one method is to reduce the palate by cutting it. This requires stitches to be put in your throat and is very inconveniencing for the patient during eating or drinking. Another method is to reduce the palate without resorting to any kind of cuts or stitches. This 10 minute outpatient surgical procedure for snoring treatment in Gurgaon is done by Radiofrequency ablation by our pulmonologist Dr Kuldeep Kumar.
In Radiofrequency ablation procedure for snoring treatment in Gurgaon, inorder to reduce the palate, energy is given to the tissue inside the palate with the help of a thin needle like probe. This burns the tissue without causing any pain to the patient. Due to this burning, scarring takes place and the tissue of the palate shrinks. This reduces the size of the palate within 7-10 days. There are three such palates inside your throat. The procedure is done on one of the palate in the first sitting which cures snoring in more than 70% of the patients. Remaining patients might require a second sitting or a third sitting of the same procedure.
Almost 70% of the people would require just one sitting of RF Ablation which costs Rs. 40,000. Around 25% of the people would require a second sitting after 3 months and the cost for this sitting would be Rs. 20,000. Around 5% of the patients would require a 3rd sitting after 3 months of the second sitting and this sitting would cost Rs. 20,000
However if the patients who undergo one sitting, start following a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise then they would start losing weight and would never require another sitting.
Patients who want to avoid surgery for snoring, best option is to quit drinking alcohol and start a strict regimen of raw diet and regular exercise. This would help them in losing almost 5 kg body weight in just 15 days time and by the time they lose 10 kg of body weight, the snoring would have significantly reduced and they can avoid surgery for the same.
Snoring not only affects the person who is snoring but also disturbs the sleep of their spouse which can cause serious health hazards. Not taking the treatment for snoring is therefore not only being insensitive to the needs of your partner but also a risk factor for your own health.
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