Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Non-Invasive Interventions And Surgical Treatments
Obstructive sleep apnea causes loud snoring, gasping and choking in your sleep, and periodic episodes of breathing cessation when you sleep. Apnea can raise the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and daytime sleepiness. It can be caused by obesity, excessive alcohol intake before bed, inflammation of the throat, adenoids, or tonsils, and certain medications. It may also be caused by acid reflux disease and chronic sinusitis. Your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist will recommend a treatment plan for your obstructive sleep apnea depending on the cause and severity.