Sleep apnea can cause a variety of symptoms that can affect the normal breathing-sleeping cycle of the human body. Sleep apnea refers to the inability to breathe comfortably while one sleeps naturally. Sleep apnea can occur for a variety of reasons and factors in people. These might include behavioral, demographical, or natural causes among others.
The diagnosis depends on the guideline of the doctor after their due evaluation or physical examination. It is critical for a patient with sleep apnea to get to the bottom of the problem to effectively get rid of it. Sleep apnea treatment in India might vary based on the symptoms. However, the treatments mainly depend on the severity of the condition.
The patient would need to discuss with our expert doctors at The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai, to get to the diagnosis of the condition. Sleep apnea requires evaluation of the sleeping and breathing cycle of the patient based on various factors and tests. These tests might include input from the patient’s partner or family as well. Overnight monitoring can be used to diagnose the problem with breathing while sleeping. Here are the common tests done for monitoring the patient for sleep apnea treatment in India:
Nocturnal polysomnography is a test that is done by attaching various monitoring equipment to the patient, while the patient sleeps. These monitoring equipment are responsible for monitoring various vitals of the patient along with lung and brain activity, blood oxygen levels, breathing patterns, movement of the arms and legs, etc. The doctor might ask for this test to diagnose the root cause of the breathing difficulty while sleeping.
Home sleeping tests use simple monitoring devices that can diagnose the heart rate, breathing patterns, blood oxygen, etc. Doctors at The Esthetic Clinics would diagnose and evaluate the findings of the device. If there is any abnormality in the results of the test, the doctor would recommend a sleep apnea treatment plan based on their findings.
These monitoring devices are pretty basic and might not give a comprehensive evaluation of all the parameters required for diagnosing sleep apnea. Therefore, if the results come out normal in the initial home tests, the doctor at our clinics in Mumbai would ask for getting the polysomnography tests as well.
In some cases, the doctor might also refer to the neuro specialist or ENT specialist if the patient is having obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimes a combined diagnosis from a cardiologist and neurologist can help diagnose the cause of the sleep apnea problem. Followed by related diagnoses based on their findings.
Sleep apnea treatment for some patients might be as simple as some minor changes in the lifestyle like weight loss. Patients with smoking habits or ones with nasal allergies can be suggested to quit smoking and present the patient to a specialist in allergies. However, in some acute chronic conditions, these sleep apnea treatments are not enough and might require suitable treatment based on the severity of the condition.
Here are the prominent sleep apnea treatment in India:
To get started with the treatment plan options, consider the continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine to keep the airway open and allowing the breathing to happen more comfortably with better free passage. Using the CPAP machine can prevent snoring and difficulty in breathing by providing better passage.
CPAP machines can provide effective relief from the condition. However, using these machines every time the patient sleeps might become difficult and cumbersome. Some patients get rid of the machine right away because of the effort required. However, some patient learns to use the mask based on their sleep apnea comfort and the CPAP machine can become comfortable and more useful.
Some patients may find it intimidating to use the CPAP machine at our clinics in Mumbai or their homes. Such a patient might get significant relief from using other similar airway devices. Auto CPAP is a machine that runs by adjusting the passage pressure of the machine automatically. BiPAP machine can help provide even better control on the airway passage as the machine provides increased support on the sleeping difficulties.
Certain oral appliances that are specifically designed to keep the airway passage open can provide a great amount of relief while sleeping when suffering from sleep apnea. These appliances are more effective at keeping the throat open. However, these appliances come in all sizes and designs. Therefore, it is critical that the patient tries a variety of these appliances before finding the perfect fit.
Such appliances would require the patient to visit our best dentists to suggest the best fit and help with the management of such appliances. After trying a bunch of fits and designs, a patient can choose what works best for them.
Mostly the patient is already suffering from some other underlying health condition. Therefore, limiting the natural sleeping process of the patient. Treatment of these conditions can help with sleep apnea to a great extent.
Many times, a patient might experience that increase in oxygen levels can alleviate sleep apnea to a great extent. Using supplemental oxygen at our clinics in Mumbai can relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea disorder.
ASV or adaptive servo-ventilation is the latest technique to improve the breathing in the lungs using the device and recording the associated breathing data in the built-in device. Consult our best cosmetic surgeon or sleep specialist at The Esthetic Clinics in India.
Surgical intervention can be an effective choice of sleep apnea treatment in India when nothing else is working to help the condition. Furthermore, the surgical route is only an option when everything else fails. Our best doctors at The Esthetic Clinics would make sure to try other treatment options before suggesting surgical sleep apnea treatment. Consult our top cosmetic surgeon in India to discuss the possibilities.
Here is the common surgical approach:
Removing the oral cavity structure including tonsils and adenoids along with the rear tissues of the mouth can help with the more clear passage of air. This might also help with snoring and vibrations.
Shrinking the rear tissues of the oral cavity of the patient using radio ablation can help clean the passage.
Repositioning the jaw to a forward position can give more way to airway passage.
Permanent intervention using plastic or polyester rods are inserted and implanted inside the oral cavity to create enlarged space.
A simulator is used to stimulate the nerves to create more space for breathing. Consultation prior to using the treatment is required.
In severe cases of sleep apnea, a tracheostomy can be an effective option for sleep apnea treatment in India. Our top cosmetic surgeon would create an opening in the neck of the patient to help to breathe using a plastic or metal tube.
Like in many problems related to breathing and sleeping, changing lifestyle and improving daily routine can help alleviate the problem to a great extent. Here some common lifestyle changes that can help in sleep apnea treatment:
A healthy weight is way healthier than many medications for the human body. Maintaining weight can help relieve excess pressure from the muscles of the throat to give way for easier breathing. Even the slightest change in the patient’s weight can help with improving the sleep apnea symptoms.
Mere walking for 30 minutes a day has shown tremendous results for sleep apnea treatment in India. Regular exercise can help improve the symptoms to a great extent.
Alcohol intake, sedatives kind of certain prescription medications, sleeping pills can cause the rear muscles of the throat to relax and cause difficulty in breathing.
Sleeping on the side can help create more passage in the airway as the tongue is not resting on the back of the neck. Keeping a ball attached to the top of your sleeping dress can help you not to roll back and sleep on the back.
Smoking causes irreversible damage to the human body. Quitting can help improve sleep apnea symptoms.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can impact other functions of the body as well. More so because the body is not able to rest peacefully and recover. Consulting our sleep specialist at The Esthetic Clinics in India can allow the patient to find out about their options on how to get sleep without breathing difficulties. Dr. Debraj Shome, head of the team at The Esthetic Clinics, can help diagnose the reason behind sleep apnea. Make sure to discuss any underlying health condition to get the best sleep apnea treatment in India.
Our best doctors at The Esthetic Clinics can help with explaining the complications and risks involved in the surgery and other treatments to help with sleep apnea conditions. Visit and consult our clinics in Mumbai to get expert opinions from Dr. Debraj Shome of the Esthetic Clinics.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.