Sunday, 17 July 2016

Pediatric Snoring

Today's children are tomorrow's citizens. The future of human societies solely depend on children. So it's important to take care of their health. Pediatric snoring is a condition which is seen in children. If left untreated and unnoticed, it can lead to serious health issues. Aum ENT Clinic offers the services of best ENT Surgeon in Mumbai.

Snoring is the result of an obstructed air movement while breathing, when you are in a sleep. Here the upper airways of the respiratory system vibrates, which results in sound. Your child’s snoring may sound cute to you, but sometimes it can be a sign of sleep disorder.

Causes of snoring

1. Respiratory infection: If your child has nasal blockage due to cold, it will force them to breath through mouth which leads to snoring.

2. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids: The main cause of snoring in children is their enlarged tonsils and adenoids. The swollen glands make child uncomfortable throughout the night and thus they face difficulty in breathing.

3. Deviated septum: When the airways of two nostrils are displaced, the passage of one nostril becomes smaller than other. This reduces airflow and cause difficulty in breathing.

4. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Only 3 % of children suffer from OSA. It is a serious condition in which the respiratory system of children becomes obstructed. If this condition is left untreated it can lead to serious health issues.


Symptoms of complicated snoring in children
  • Frequent night time sweating
  • Inward movement of rib cage while breathing
  • Unusual positions
  • Obesity
  • Morning headaches
  • Chronic bedwetting
  • Frequent sleep walker
  • Pediatric hypertension

1. Non surgical treatment : Non invasive treatment uses Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP). It is a portable device fitted to nose when required. This help the person to breath easily.

2. Surgical treatment: Adenotonsillectomy is a nasal reconstruction performed in children to correct their snoring. Septoplasty, semnoplasty, functional rhinoplasty are the various surgical procedures used to remove the nasal obstruction in adults. In addition to this palatal surgery is also performed to remove tonsils and a portion of soft palate.

Aum ENT Clinic is one of the best ENT clinic in Mumbai, providing the services of best ENT Surgeon with an experience of more than 15 years.


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