TREATMENT FOR OSA
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment And Solutions
Houston | The Woodlands
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, ENERGY LEVELS AND SLEEP BY TREATING OSA
Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea improves your quality of life. When your airways are blocked as you sleep preventing necessary oxygen to flow, it can have adverse effects on your health and cause sleepiness, brain fog, stroke, depression, high blood pressure, heart attacks, type II diabetes, and more. It goes beyond snoring.
Isn't it time you slept well again?
Here at Texas Sinus, Allergy, Snoring and Sleep Institute, we believe that our patients deserve to breathe, smell, taste, and enjoy life. Dr. Khetarpal is board-certified in Sleep Medicine and can help determine the cause of the blockage as well as determine the best course of treatment to help you breathe at night and get healthier, better rest.
TREATMENT APPROACHES TO OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Weight loss in overweight individuals is critical in improving the condition and sometimes even reversing it in its entirety.
Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant
No Mask. No Hose. Just Sleep. For qualified candidates, the Inspire sleep apnea device stimulates the muscles that block your airways during sleep to help you breathe without CPAP. It is inserted beneath the skin of your neck and chest during an out-patient procedure and is the only FDA approved sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body
Using a CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure device every night for more than 6 hours.
Surgery, including nasal surgery to improve airway and CPAP compliance, palate and tonsil surgery or UPPP or palatoplasty, or tongue-jaw surgery to advance the tongue forward or shrink the back of the tongue (radiofrequency ablation), have all shown benefits. Newer procedures such as hypoglossal nerve stimulator placement have also shown improvement but have not gone mainstream yet. In a well-selected patient, a cure is possible with surgery. Advancing the maxilla and mandible, called MMA (maxillomandibular advancement) has shown greater than 90% success in some studies.
OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy)
Using an oral appliance, called OAT (oral appliance therapy) every night that advances the lower jaw forward and thereby the tongue forward and increases space in the back of the throat. This device is custom-made for you after taking impressions of the teeth.
EARSIf a patient is experiencing problems with hearing, balance, dizziness, vertigo, ear infections, ringing in the ears, pain or discharge in the ears or a plugged up sensation, it is advisable to see an Otolaryngologist.. The doctor/specialist will diagnose each patient individually and work with him or her until the problem is resolved.
NOSE & SINUSThere are many health hazards that could come along with nose and sinus problems. These problems could affect breathing, sleeping, smell and or physical appearance. There are many different treatments for these conditions that range from simple exercises up to surgeries that need to be done in a medical facility.
THROATWhen a person is having problems with their throat some conditions could speech, singing, eating, swallowing, and digestion. ENT specialists can diagnose, manage, and treat these problems.
HEAD & NECKENT specialists have experience in treating and managing diseases, tumors, trauma, and abnormalities of the head, neck, and face. Ear, nose and throat specialists can perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in these areas while also managing problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing, etc.
ALLERGIESAn allergy is an unusual response of the body to an environment agent. The development of allergies can depend on many different factors, some of which include: genetics, environmental interactions, degree of exposure to the particular allergen and duration of exposure. Some allergies are even caused by unknown factors. A variety of tests can be done to figure out allergies that are affecting day to day life. Some options for different treatment plans include: Immunotherapy and Allergy drops. If you are wondering if an ear, nose and throat doctor could help you, contact us today.
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERYOtolaryngologists are also trained in Plastic surgery of the face including rhinoplasty, ear reshaping, eyelid cosmetic surgery, neck lift and facelifts besides injecting botox and fillers in the face and neck in addition to removing skin cancers and reconstructing the defects. They also perform reconstruction and repair to trauma to the facial soft tissue and bones.