In the following article we will be discussing about what Uvula is, its removal i.e. Uvulectomy and snoring treatments and home remedies for snoring:
Difficulty in swallowing
one may feel like there is a lump in their throat
This is why doctors try to remove only a part of the uvula whenever possible.
Other possible risks of the procedure include heavy bleeding and infection.
After the surgical procedure,if you have any of the following mentioned serious symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
a fever of 38°C(101°F) or higher
hard to breathe because of throat swelling
fever along with chills
severe pain even after taking pain medication
Oral appliances that are form-fitting dental mouthpieces that help advance the position of your tongue, jaw and soft palate in order to keep your air passage open.
The possible side effects from wearing these devices are excessive salivation, jaw pain, facial discomfort and dry mouth.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an approach which involves wearing a mask over your mouth or nosewhile you sleep. To keep your airway open during sleep, the mask directs pressurized air from a small bedside pump.
CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) eliminates or removes snoring and is often used to treating snoring when associated with OSA. Although CPAP is the most effective and reliable method of treating OSA, some people have trouble adjusting to the feel or noise of the machineor find it uncomfortable.
Upper airway surgery. There are a number of procedures that seek to prevent significant narrowing during sleep and to open the upper airway through a variety of techniques.
Home remedies for snoring
To prevent or quiet snoring, try some of these home remedies or tips:
Lose weight, if you’re overweight. People who are overweight may have extra tissues in the throat that contribute to or cause snoring. Thus losing weight can helpreduce the snoring.
Sleep on your side. Lying on your back allows your tongue to fall backward into your throat, in turn narrowing your airway and partially obstructing the airflow. Thus try sleeping on your side it may help prevent snoring.
Raise the head of your bed. By raisingyour head of the bed by about 4 inches may help in snoring problems.
An External nasal dilator or Nasal strips. Adhesive or sticky strips applied to the bridge of the nose help increase the area of the nasal passage, thus enhancing the breathing, for many people. A nasal dilator is a stiffened adhesive or sticky strip applied externally across the nostrils that may help decrease airflow resistance which makes breathing a lot easier. However, External nasal dilators and Nasal strips aren’t effective for people with OSA.
Treat nasal obstruction or congestion. Having a deviated septum or allergies can limit airflow through your nose. Hence this forces you to breathe through your mouth in turn increasing the likelihood of snoring.If you have chronic congestion,ask your doctor about a prescription for a steroid spray. You may need surgery in order to correct a structural defect in your airway, such as a deviated septum.
Limit or absolutely avoid sedatives and alcohol. One must avoid drinking alcoholic beverages at least two hours before bedtime, and before taking sedatives, let your doctor know about your snoring. Alcohol and Sedatives depress your central nervous system, causing excessive relaxation of muscles which also includes the tissues in your throat.
Quit smoking. If one quits Smoking it may reduce snoring, in addition to having numerous or many other health benefits.
Get enough sleep. For adults at least seven hours of sleep per night should be their aim. The recommended or suggested hours of sleep for children vary by age.