In today’s society, there is a very high value put on appearance. Fashion in media encourages consumers to spend and spend on the latest and greatest trends, there are countless pills and diets encouraging people, women in particular, to be as skinny as photoshopped magazine covers, and of course there are the cosmetic surgeries.
But what many people do not realize is that many surgeries and treatments are undergone in the attempts to clear up health issues, rather than undergone for vain or superficial reasons. Some cases of sleep apnea treatment and other treatments addressing issues involving the ears, nose, and throat can include surgery of some sort. Correcting difficult breathing problems is an essential step toward living the fulfilling life you envision and are capable of.
The last resort in sleep apnea treatment
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing becomes problematic while a person is asleep. It has been estimated that around one in every five American adults have sleep apnea and remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea can be characterized by excessive, heavy snoring, and is the result of either an obstruction of the breath or a lack of breathing effort during sleep. In most cases, a CPAP machine, or continuous positive airway pressure masks, can help to remedy the problem over time.
As the name suggests, the mask provides continuous pressure to the airways in order to keep the person breathing. This type of sleep apnea treatment can be difficult to get used to at first, and many people find it to be an inconvenience at times, but all things considered, it is incredibly helpful in getting a person’s health back on track. In some extreme cases, surgery may be the necessary approach to sleep apnea treatment, if other, less invasive tactics have proven unsuccessful.
Rhinoplasty as an effective snoring treatment
Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, is among the most popular of cosmetic surgeries. But it can also be an effective approach to chronic snoring problems. The American Academy of Otolaryngology, which is a surgical subspecialty, whose professionals are more commonly known as ear nose and throat doctors, has reported that about 45% of typical adults will snore on occasion, while 25% have a habit of snoring.
These are the type of people who might seek out a health professional who could advise them on whether or not they could or should schedule a rhinoplasty. This type of facial surgery has been known to be effective to fix breathing issues stemming from any number of issues, from birth defects or chronic conditions to serious injury.
Everyone deserves to live their happiest, healthiest life. Some people, having lived with their conditions so long, don’t even think to go to an ENT doctor in an attempt to breathe better. But life is so much fuller when you have the ability to fill your lungs, and getting the proper treatment will allow you to embrace all that life has in store for you.