05 September 2013

Man snoring woman covering earsWith an estimated half of the population afflicted by snoring, a New York-based plastic surgeon has discussed the range of treatments available to alleviate the problem and the disruption it can cause to sufferers' loved ones. Dr Robert Guida says that men and overweight people are most prone to the problem, whose prime cause is one of a variety of types of airflow obstruction in the nose or throat. Yet because of the long-term and sometimes cumbersome nature of the mechanical remedies available, Dr Guida says surgical procedures, which usually provide a once-and-for-all remedy are becoming increasingly popular.Snoring can also be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea, a medical condition whereby the airways become temporarily blocked, and a sufferer can even stop breathing several times during a night. But, adds Dr Guida: "With proper diagnosis and treatment, the outlook for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea is excellent. Snoring can be improved and serious medical complications can be avoided." Nose Reshaping Surgery which can alleviate the problem includes fixing a deviated nasal passage, surgery to the palate or tonsils.