Snoring After Surgery?
Good morning doctor. My mother often sleeps when snoring hard. It happened after thyroid removal surgery in the neck. Even though the operation was 4 months ago. Last week my mother entered because she was having difficulty breathing and was intubated after that, Nebo was returned several times. Anti-inflammatory medication. After pualng it was still snoring but it was rather small. Now the snoring is already hard and makes me uneasy, what’s the solution for my mother? Thank you in advance.
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Snoring or snoring is a complaint that can be experienced by all individuals with the age of the child to old age. This happens because during sleep, the process of air flow does not go smoothly, this often occurs due to narrowing of the airways, inflammatory processes, or conditions of ailments. As long as the cause of the blockage or obstruction of air flow has not been handled properly, then snoring complaints will still be experienced as your mother has said.
And if your mother has had thyroid surgery before, based on the results of the study, patients with a history of thyroid surgery will help reduce snoring complaints and risk of sleep apnea or breathing problems during sleep, this is due to the possibility of tumors or swelling of the thyroid gland that is pressing on the airways has been removed through surgery. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate other possible triggers for snoring complaints in your mother.
Some of the conditions below can cause snoring complaints such as those experienced by your mother, such as:
3. respiratory diseases, such as inflammation of the throat, coughing, spasms, sinusitis
4. history of allergies
5. family history with snoring
6. short respiratory tract
Therefore, treatment is more emphasized to the risk factors or triggers that are found, so controlling weight, handling complaints or respiratory diseases is the first step that needs to be done. In addition, consulting directly with an ENT doctor or medical rehabilitation doctor is expected to help reduce this snoring complaint. So with the results of the doctor's examination, the doctor can plan exercises and plan the use of assistive devices when needed. Your doctor can also suggest adjusting your sleeping position to help reduce air flow resistance in the airways, thereby helping to reduce the risk of snoring.
Some of the conditions below can also be attempted, such as:
1. avoid physical fatigue, after thyroid removal action, the patient's stamina condition will be reduced, thus maintaining good physical condition, it is hoped that this complaint can be reduced
2. avoid sleeping late
3. lose weight
4. continue the plan of the treating doctor
Thus the info we can convey.