Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tonsils and Adenoids: First Line of Defense

Your immune system’s first line of defense from infections is the tonsils and adenoids. They sample viruses and bacteria that enter through the mouth or nose, and so can easily become infected. While usually tonsils and adenoids are helpful in preventing more serious conditions, at times their close contact with these agents can lead to airway obstruction or recurring bacterial infections. Continue reading

Do You Snore? Snoring, Sleeplessness and CPAP

25% of adults are habitual snorers. 45% of all adults snore at least occasionally.

Yes, I Snore. Does it Matter?

Only recently have professionals recognized the adverse medical effects of snoring, and its connection with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). Various methods exist to treat the symptoms of OSA and UARS, including behavior modification, sleep positioning, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP), and jaw adjustment techniques. Continue reading