People who are loudly kidding while sleeping are not only a scourge for their partners, but also endanger their lives, say health professionals.
Doctors have warned of an increasing number of Kenyans, especially couples, who visit health facilities and are looking for ways to help their partners not to snort.
Libutsi Ouya, a specialist in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital yesterday, said in an interview in Kakamega that severe snoring has serious health risks and, if left untreated, could lead to death sleep apnea.
Apnea in sleep is a serious disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep.
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Dr. Ouya said that usually snorers have a risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, waves congestion (nose problems), obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.
"Usually, the snorer experiences long breathing interruptions for more than 10 seconds while sleeping, resulting from a blockage of the airwaves and consequent tension of the heart. If the problem is not resolved, it often results in high blood pressure and can cause a heart increase. Such a person can suffer stroke or die due to heart failure, "Ouya said.
He said that when a person murmurs, there is always a low amount of oxygen in the blood, which leads to narrowing of the blood vessels in the lungs, and adds that the patient will begin to suffer from pulmonary hypertension, chronic headaches, and daily sleepiness after a while. and fatigue.
"Usually a snorer often wakes up in the middle of sleep, but may not be aware of it. Excessive bodyweight causes the tissue in the throat to be obstructed, which makes it one day at bedtime. Children with large tonsils and adenoids (a patch of tissue high in the throat, just behind the nose) loudly hurts, "said Ouya.
He said that severe snoring in children can affect their performance in class due to memory decline and thinking ability. "Age also makes somebody snooze at a time of deep sleep," he said.
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He said that excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking and the use of sleeping tablets caused the throat and tongue muscles to be overjoyed by deep sleep, which resulted in snoring. If the habit continues for a long time, he said, this could be dangerous for someone's health.
Ouya said surgical procedures such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), heat ablation palatoplasty (TAP), tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy could help solve the problem after the correction of the irregularity.
Eileen Mulaa, a practitioner and practitioner at the Kenyatta University of Science and Sport for Recreation, said that normally snorers should perform a 30 minute exercise two to three times a week for 30 minutes.
"Physical exercise reduces snoring. Toning exercises are recommended. When tinting various body muscles, such as arms, legs and abs, it helps tone the throat muscles, which leads to less snoring, "Mulaa said.
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