There is an epidemic in the USA, and it isn’t the one you are thinking about. It’s an epidemic of snoring.
Snoring?? How is that a problem?
Well, some 40 million Americans suffer from chronic snoring, and that can be caused by a problem in the upper airway. It can be a sign of sleep apnea and that can be potentially life-threatening. If you or your partner are kept awake by the other one snoring, the problem may be sleep apnea and it leads to drowsiness and fatigue during the day, weight gain, dry throat, irritability, and impaired sexual function. It can also lead to disrupted breathing and poor sleep.
Now there can be a number of reasons for loud snoring, but if you have tried home remedies without success, you would do well to consult with a sleep apnea surgeon in San Francisco such as our Dr. Rabinovich. He has the latest technology here in our office and has also created partnerships with Bay Area sleep experts in order to ensure that your sleep disorder is correctly evaluated.
There are a number of risk factors for sleep apnea, not the least of which is being male. Men snore more than women do, although snoring in women is more common after the menopause. You may have a family history of snoring. If you are overweight, that can contribute to the problem, as can using alcohol or sedatives. Other symptoms may be nasal congestion and enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
Treatment for Snoring Could Be Something Very Simple
If you are in need of treatment for sleep apnea, it could be something as simple as a weight-reduction plan or an oral appliance. As a sleep apnea surgeon, Dr. Rabinovich may be able to carry out a basic procedure in the office under a local anesthetic. For a severe case of sleep apnea, it may be necessary to undertake orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaws.
Dr. Rabinovich provides all patients with sleep apnea symptoms with a free consultation. As a sleep apnea surgeon he will begin with an oral examination, X-rays, and a discussion of the problem. He will evaluate the symptoms that you are experiencing and will devise a treatment plan especially for you. If your sleeping disorder needs the help of a sleep expert in the Bay Area, he will work with one of his retained experts.
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