ATLANTA, GA NOVEMBER 26, 2014
The Atlanta Institute for ENT is now offering several minimally invasive procedures to assist patients suffering from sleep apnea.
Ear, nose and throat practice the Atlanta Institute for ENT recently announced that they are offering several different sleep apnea treatments to benefit patients who are suffering from the disorder.
The Atlanta Institute for ENT is at the forefront of offering minimally invasive alternative treatments for patients who have trouble using or are not candidates for a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical disorder that is seen more often in men than in women. Sleep apnea refers to a condition where obstructions in the nasal and throat passages make it extremely difficult to breathe. Many patients mistakenly confuse their sleep apnea disorder with severe snoring. However, snoring only occurs when the normal airway is narrower than average. When there is a genuine obstacle that prevents air from entering the lungs, sleep apnea occurs. There are many factors that could contribute to patients developing sleep apnea, including: being overweight, having a large neck, high blood pressure, narrowed airways, chronic congestion of the nose, smoking or drinking excessively, diabetes and more.
There are many symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea. These can include: gasping while sleeping, not breathing for at least ten seconds, feeling fatigued even after a full night’s sleep, waking with chest or head pain, insomnia, feeling irritable, snoring loudly, waking with a dry mouth or throat, not being able to concentrate or remember things as well as serious medical conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure.
The Atlanta Institute for ENT now offers tongue base suspensions to help treat sleep apnea. The tongue is often the obstacle preventing air from passing through the nose and throat, therefore this procedure places a sling underneath the floor’s lining in the mouth. This sling is anchored to the jawbone, and prevents the tongue from descending into the airway while patients sleep.
Patients who are unsure if they have sleep apnea disorder are encouraged to fill out the “Stop Bang Questionnaire.” This questionnaire asks patients about their sleeping habits and can help determine whether or not they suffer from sleep apnea.
“We are determined to offer a large variety of minimally invasive sleep apnea treatments to benefit all of our patients,” said Dr. Pradeep Sinha, founder of the Atlanta Institute for ENT. “It’s important to treat sleep apnea early to prevent any additional problems from occurring.”
About the Atlanta Institute for ENT:
The Atlanta Institute for ENT was founded by Dr. Pradeep Sinha, who is board certified in otolaryngology, the study of ear, nose and throat with a focus on rhinology, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The institute treats all facets of the ear, nose and throat with a personal approach to patient care. Dr. Sinha also spearheads the Sinus Institute of Atlanta, specializing in Balloon Sinuplasty, and Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgery. For more information, please visit https://www.ai4ent.com/.