SNORING IN CHILDREN
“In children, snoring is often a sign of the tonsils or adenoid. Snoring in children is an indicator of narrowing of the airway. If the narrowing is very serious, the airway may be closed completely. This results in sleep breathing pause called apnea. “
WHERE IS SCORING IMPORTANT?
Stating that snoring is a sleep disorder seen in at least half of adults and a significant portion of children, Çağdaş Kazıkdaş stated that not every snoring is continuous or regular and therefore does not cause problems. Kazıkdaş, that the person snoring loudly every night should be considered from a medical point of view, “If the person experiences breathing pauses that we call apnea during sleep, wakes up without getting sleepy, or complains about drowsiness and concentration disorder during the day, he should consult a specialist physician as soon as possible,” said Kazıkdaş. Emphasizing that snoring also reduces the quality of life of the people around, Prof. Dr. Kazıkdaş said, “The snoring sound disturbs your bed or room, even those with whom you share the same roof, rather than you. According to a recent study, the snoring person causes an average of an hour decrease in his wife’s sleep time and leaves his wife sleepless. In addition, snoring may also be a symptom of breathing pauses during sleep, ”he said.
IS SCORING DANGEROUS?
Stating that snoring causes problems such as getting up tired in the morning, drowsiness during the day and concentration disorder at work, Prof. Dr. Kazıkdaş stated that all these threats to job security and cause attention disorders. He also said that pauses of breathing lasting more than ten seconds during sleep, called apnea, are the cause of more serious health problems in terms of heart and brain. Dr. K. Çağdaş Kazıkdaş reminded that sleep is actually a process where the body repairs and renews itself with the released hormones and prepares for the new day. Prof. Dr. K. Çağdaş Kazıkdaş continued his words as follows:
“During the day when awake, all the muscles surrounding the upper respiratory tract work and keep the airway open. However, during sleep, as in all other systems, these muscles also relax. It causes partial or complete obstruction in the airway. In partial stenosis, patients complain of snoring, breath pauses are not common. When the airway is completely blocked and breathing stops, the oxygen level in the blood decreases. Unfortunately, when this condition becomes prolonged, it is the initiator of many diseases such as weight gain, depression, high blood pressure, heart and lung failure, heart rhythm and cerebral circulation disorders and impotence in men. “
TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS METHODS
Stating that patients who consult a doctor with snoring complaints should have a detailed disease history, Kazıkdaş stated that obtaining information from people who witnessed snoring at home is the first step in diagnosis. Stating that the information obtained from the spouses of the patients is very useful for treatment, Prof. Dr. Kazıkdaş stated that, with the detailed endoscopic and otolaryngology examination performed afterwards, the previously mentioned problems that cause stricture in the respiratory tract can be detected.
Prof. Dr. K. Çağdaş Kazıkdaş “In our hospital, sleep endoscopy, which is accepted as the healthiest and most successful diagnostic method in the current literature, is being used in terms of snoring and apnea that can accompany. The artificial sleep we create in our patients during this procedure imitates night sleep for a short time and allows us to observe what kind of problem the patient encounters with snoring during the night. Alternatively, we can measure your sleep quality in the home environment with sleep tracking programs that can be downloaded to smartphones. Such programs have helped us a lot in understanding diseases, especially in recent years. I can proudly say that our scientific studies on this subject have been published in American medical journals on behalf of the Near East University. ” he spoke.
METHODS USED IN SCORING SURGERY
Stating that all problems that narrow the upper airway from the nose to the vocal cords cause snoring, Prof. Dr. K. Çağdaş Kazıkdaş stated that when the region or regions causing the problem are identified, any surgical procedure can be performed to help open the airway. Prof. Dr. K. Çağdaş Kazıkdaş said the following about the diagnosis process:
“The most important thing is to make the correct diagnosis and to perform the necessary surgical intervention. Because there are more than 100 scientifically defined surgical methods even for palate and small tongue surgery. This shows us that there is not a single right about snoring surgery, and the selection of the right surgical method specific to each individual is of great importance in success.
Stating that the recovery time after a successful rhinoplasty is 2 or 3 weeks on average, it can be 2 or 3 months in palate, tongue and small tongue surgeries for soft tissue. Dr. K. Çağdaş Kazıkdaş said, “The success of the operation on snoring is observed by our patients approximately from the 2nd week, since interventions are performed in multiple regions, which are called combined surgery, in our clinic.”