Laser surgery snoring

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Avatar m tn Many patients have found improvments with oral appliance therapy, weight loss, radiofrequency palatal procedure, laser surgery, and tonsilectomy. The concern is that snoring is a sign of a more serious condition called Sleep Apnea. I suggest you find a physician who can refer you to a Sleep Center for a more comprehensive evaluation.
Avatar n tn Just came back from the ENT and he says my turbinates are huge and that is why I'm snoring...he told me surgery will correct the problem. Also, he said that he can tighten up my soft palate by using a laser...has anyone out there had either of these procedures...any inpit on post-iop pain would be GREAT. Thanks!!!
Avatar dr m tn This is an edited transcription of a previously recorded podcast Thanks for joining me today. I’m Dr. Steven Park and I’m an otolaryngologist, or an ear, nose & throat physician and surgeon, interested in sleep-related breathing disorders. Today’s topic will be: Surgical Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Before we get to the “meat” of the matter, a brief review is in order.
Avatar m tn I have seen many specialists in regards to my snoring and sleep apnea (mild - did a sleep study 4 years ago, I am sure that my sleep apnea has worsen a bit). Some of the different specialists that I have seen are: ENT docs, Otolaryngologists, Internal Medicine/Respirologist, Dentist, and Sleep Disorder doctor. I have tried the CPAP for 2 years (hate it) and I am currently using the mouth-guard (where my jaw is moved forward).
Avatar n tn On October 12 my diverticulum was operated on and same time scare tissue was removed from prior neck surgery as well as laser surgery was proformed to controll snoring (Uvula removed) . Immediately after surgery started to have belching and stomach discomfort increased.
Avatar n tn On October 12 my diverticulum was operated on and same time scare tissue was removed from prior neck surgery as well as laser surgery was proformed to controll snoring (Uvula removed) . Immediately after surgery started to have belching and stomach discomfort increased.
233488 tn?1310696703 Quite some time back a survey was taken of retina surgeons about letting their patients return to full activities after retinal detachment surgery (much more extensive than what your husband had). Almost all retina surgeons allowed full activity after a variable period of time (with the more extensive surgery generally several months).
Avatar n tn I used to have nightmares about dieing in my sleep because my brain was not receiving enough oxygen at night. Since my laser surgery I have nor problems due to breathing or snoring or what have you. Noww my sleeping problems have to do with stress and other such problems. i'm feeling a little better, thank you!
318582 tn?1248122151 I found that after I moved from the house I was living in to another house, that the problem became less and eventually disapeared. I didn't need laser surgery, I didn't need the pot to sleep anymore. The jittery feeling lessened (it has never gone away) but the snoring stopped. It stayed stopped (2002 to 2007) when in 2007 I moved into another house with moisture problems. I am starting to snore again. Keeping a window open in the bedroom with a fan blowing in helps.
Avatar dr m tn If you take a look at the research literature, there are tomes of studies that link sleep apnea (and even snoring alone) with a much higher incidence of stroke (as well as heart disease). One recent study looked a MRI’s of people with sleep apnea and found a significant increase in the number of small silent strokes (or lacunar infarcts). Another study showed that people with sleep apnea had significantly reduced blood flow rates to certain critical areas of the brain.
431151 tn?1204128482 The thing is, I heard him come in the front door, i heard him look at me and I heard him turn on the tv in the living room. Also when he got in bed, I heard him russle the sheets, and start snoring. I know that people say too much sleep can make you tired too, but this isn't a normal tired, this is a it hurts to keep my eyes open tired, a i have to fight to stay awake tire, and a excessive yawn tired. I just graduated college last may and moved to another city in august to start a job.
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Avatar n tn : I currently suffer from hypertension, sleep apnea and GERD / acid : reflux. I'm 40 and have suffered from GERD for almost 25 years, : and I'm currently taking Prilosec & Propulsid for esophogitus & : Atenolol for hypertension. Generally, I can't tell the difference : between hunger and the GERD symptoms, which isn't good for my : weight. I am probably 20% overweight. : I use a nasal CPAP machine for the sleep apnea at night.
Avatar f tn I have been told to wait until I was done having children before getting this surgery done. I'll let you know how all goes. The surgery is planned for later this month. Good luck to you all. That nutsack comment cracks me up, Cause it's true.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately my ear is leaking again, my surgery was successful for 10 years +or-. So I will be having surgery again. Oh another thing you do not have to have hardly any hearing loss to have a perilymph fistula, most Doctors think this goes hand in hand no hearing loss no fistula, they are dead wrong I had a hell of a leak and not much hearing loss if any.
Avatar n tn This may also be a cause for this as the nasal vessels are very thin, and this can cause these vessels to burst. So ? if his heavy snoring maybe a cause. Do any of you snore heavilly? And do any of you experience the same thing. Please advise.
Avatar m tn As you can see by the hundreds of comments, the Flip-Turn Sinus Flush works extremely well for chronic bacterial infections of the upper sinuses, replacing antibiotics and surgery in most instances. For infections of the lower sinuses, I recommend the Neilmed Sinus Rinse--available at most pharmacies--as it requires less effort and risk.
Avatar f tn I had laser surgery on my neck 10 years ago on C5-C6 and now my pain is back and so is this new itch. The two things I have found to make any difference for me are the Bio-Freeze and also Lavender oil. Not together! I use the bio-freeze during the day while I'm working and at night I use the Bio-Freeze. I haven't had this as long as most of you and I'm hoping to find relief before my arm gets scarred. I think I will try the Capsaicin.
Avatar n tn My plan of action is to have oral surgery on my jaw and realign my joints, which should improve my situation. In the meanwhile, though, I wear a plastic support in my mouth at night (and sometimes during the day) and it has almost entirely alleviated my symptoms. I've spent 20+ years with these symptoms and pain and one little piece of plastic fixed it all.
Avatar n tn Diagnosed w/fibromuscular dysplasia w/renal artery stenosis 7 years ago; gastric surgery 5 years ago;plastic surgery in July (breast reduction and tummy tuck; high blood pressure and I am hypoglecemic. My PCP states he heard something in my neck and has ordered a Caritoid Ultrasound but I am concern that this is not my problem and it is something we are missing.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 1996 and had surgery removing fibroids, lesions, and scar tissue. I have been in multiple car accidents but only ended up with bulging discs, whipflash, and spranged something. I was diagnosed with having Fibromyalgia in 2002. I just read in some of my previous doctors notes from 1999 that I had rhematoid arthritis. My blood work came back and my doctor said she thinks I have anemia. I have a doctor's appt. with a Rheumatologist 5/1/08.
Avatar n tn Did your ENT recommend surgery for the severe deviated septum? I had sinus surgery in 2003 and only have had 2 sinus infections since. You may want to talk to your physician about septoplasty surgery and ask him if that would help. Also, before I had the surgery I used J's Nose Drops (available online) and that got rid of all of my sinus infections. There is also another product called "Bi Yan Pian" that works. It is also available online and very cheap.
Avatar n tn I've just spent the last half hour reading this site and I'm so glad I'm not alone. I've always had a bad cough even when I was a child but these last few years (I'm 53) the cough is litterally killing me. It disrupts my entire life. I can't answer the phone at work with getting an attack. Always the same thing......a constant tickle in the throat especially on the right side where it feels like little prickly things scratching at my throat.