How successful is surgery for children with sleep apnea?

How successful is surgery for children with sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea or apnea is sleep disturbance when a person has a breathing breathing while he or she is asleep. These breaks are called apneas for a long time to miss a breath. Medical sleep apnea is defined when a person has more than 5 apneas per hour. An interesting thing about this disease is that a person who has it is usually not aware of it.

Some of the most common symptoms are snoring, sleepiness during the day and restless sleep. Snoring is found in almost all individuals suffering from sleep apnea. Note that this does not mean that if you snore you have apnea. Most snores and do not have it. The sign of a sniper's sleep apnea is when snoring suddenly ends. If this happens, but the person still tries to breathe in (as seen by the breast movement), that person is likely to suffer from sleep apnea. Normal breathing usually continues with a deep gasification.

The most common treatment for this condition is with a device called PAP or positive air pressure. A device that keeps the human mouth open for a flow of air in the throat. A dentist can also prescribe you a tailored oral treatment (OAT), which is very effective in patients with mild forms of this disease. And since the pH of the blood also affects how we breathe, medicines like acetazolamide are also used to treat this disease. Obviously, doses of oxygen while a patient's sleep can help with this problem, but may have adverse side effects.

For many years, the first defense for children with sleep apnea and other forms of sleep disturbing breathing has been to remove both their tonsils and adenoids in a procedure called adenoid tonilectomy and follow-up studies that are usually performed approximately six weeks and three months after surgery generally show positive results. However, it has now been suggested that in many cases, if follow-up studies were done again one year after surgery, the results would be very different.

Initial studies indicate that two groups of children in particular show a relapse or deterioration of their original condition one year out of an adenoid tonilectomy and one of these groups are children who have grown rapidly during the period. However, some poor results have also been reported in children who do not quickly win and this leads to the conclusion that sleep-disturbing breathing can actually be a chronic condition.

The data at this time are somewhat limited (the study based on this conclusion covers only 40 children) and more studies are required before any concrete conclusions can be drawn. Nevertheless, the implication at this stage is that the traditional surgical route for children with sleep apnea may need to be reassessed.

Well, before you start rushing and looking for alternatives, maybe we should look a little closer to exactly what was found here.

In the vast majority of cases, the children whose condition deteriorated one year away from surgery also grown very quickly during this period of time and, in fact, are almost described as "overweight" in passing. So, the problem may not be the result of ineffective treatment, but simply obesity, which we already know is an important contributing factor in sleep disturbing breathing?

Fetma is now in epidemic proportions, but has just recently begun spreading like a fires through our children and not only leads to increased cases of sleep apnea, but is also seen in more and more children with diabetes, heart disease and various other diseases.

We live at an age when we rightly thank for advances in medicine, but the contest to arrive at the latest medical breakthrough often leads to the publication of opinions and opinions without sufficient evidence to back up their conclusions. This may well be the case here and perhaps a cautious approach should be advised until we have more evidence to support any concrete conclusions.


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