Why Snoring May Be A Sign Of A Deeper Issue

Is snoring causing sleepless nights? Maybe a tiny tot is snoring and breathing uncomfortably during nap time. If so, a deeper problem may be at play. Inflammation of the adenoids is often an overlooked cause of snoring.

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Adenoids in a nutshell

The adenoid is a small mound of lymphatic tissue located at the nasal cavity and throat intersection. Together with the tonsils, adenoids filter harmful bacteria entering the body through the mouth. The adenoids are like a HEPA filter for the mouth.

Do adults have adenoids?

From birth, adenoids are an essential part of the immune system. Adenoids are largest at age five and begin to shrink over time. For adults, the adenoids have virtually disappeared. A small number of adults still have adenoids.

Warning: Ignoring adenoids is risky

Because of the adenoid’s importance to immune health, adenoids are prone to infections called adenoiditis. An enlarged adenoid impairs the nasal cavity. So there’s a clear connection between snoring and adenoids. Beside excessive snoring, sleep apnea, sore throats, and breathing complications are common ailments from infected adenoids. If left untreated, infected tissue causes middle ear infections and even bronchitis. So how can infected adenoids be solved?

Is surgery a viable option?

Antibiotics usually treat adenoid infections effectively. But can the infection come back or refuse to leave? When medicine is ineffective, surgery is the best option for removing the problem. An adenoidectomy removes the adenoids. Under anesthesia, doctors make an incision to remove the gland. In severe cases, surgeons also remove the tonsils.

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Doctors are unable to tell with the naked eye if the adenoids are the issue. An ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon can do the necessary tests to confirm if patients need specific treatment. Doctors recommend surgery for long-term resolution for adenoiditis causing annoying snoring.

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