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Can a turbinate reduction aid in the curing of sleep apnea?

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I have been having difficulties breathing for the past 6 months. It was suggested that I may benefit from having a Turbinate Reduction. And, was wondering if a turbinate reduction may aid in the curing of sleep apnea? As I’ve been having numerous sleepless nights because of my condition.

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Many people with nasal blockage or congestion are due to enlargement of the turbinates. These are located in the nose along the sides of the nasal cavity. They are responsible for the suffy nose when you are sick, cause your nose to block off on the side you are sleeping on, or cause the alternating nasal congestion in many of my patients. They swell in response to allergies, chemical exposure, smoking, and for many other reasons. Although treating nasal obstruction will help with the nasal blockage and congestion and , it will not treat sleep apnea.

Snoring means the airway is partially blocked. The more blocked the airway gets, the louder the snoring becomes and the more likely that breathing is affected. In Sleep Apnea, a person regularly stops breathing (an Apnea), or has episodes where a little bit of air squeaks by but it is not enough (Hypopnea).

Turbinate Reduction combined with other surgically appropriate techniques can help with your Sleep Apnea and provide you a better nights sleep.

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Many people with nasal blockage or congestion are due to enlargement of the turbinates. These are located in the nose along the sides of the nasal cavity. They are responsible for the suffy nose when you are sick, cause your nose to block off on the side you are sleeping on, or cause the alternating nasal congestion in many of my patients. They swell in response to allergies, chemical exposure, smoking, and for many other reasons. Although treating nasal obstruction will help with the nasal blockage and congestion and , it will not treat sleep apnea.

Snoring means the airway is partially blocked. The more blocked the airway gets, the louder the snoring becomes and the more likely that breathing is affected. In Sleep Apnea, a person regularly stops breathing (an Apnea), or has episodes where a little bit of air squeaks by but it is not enough (Hypopnea).

Turbinate Reduction combined with other surgically appropriate techniques can help with your Sleep Apnea and provide you a better nights sleep.