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Can sleep apnea be triggered by swollen tonsils?

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I have been experiencing an extremely sore throat that I have come to believe is tonsillitis. Coincidentally, it was around this time that I’ve have had difficulties sleeping. Are the two things connected? Can sleep apnea be triggered by swollen tonsils?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question. If you suffer from sleep apnea caused by an obstructed airway, Lingual tonsillectomy may be the cure your looking for.

Lingual tonsillectomy involves removal of the bulk of the lingual (tongue) tonsil in order to enlarge the airway behind the tongue. If your lingual tonsils become too enlarged they may cause a collapse of the airway at night, causing snoring or sleep apnea.

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at today!

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1 Answer

0

Hi there,

Thanks for your question. If you suffer from sleep apnea caused by an obstructed airway, Lingual tonsillectomy may be the cure your looking for.

Lingual tonsillectomy involves removal of the bulk of the lingual (tongue) tonsil in order to enlarge the airway behind the tongue. If your lingual tonsils become too enlarged they may cause a collapse of the airway at night, causing snoring or sleep apnea.

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at today!