Nasal Surgery Helps With Snoring
Researchers have found that surgery to improve nasal breathing in setting of nasal obstruction, congestion, and/or resistance can also help with snoring.
Depending on the study, surgical relief of nasal obstruction improves snoring in a range from 35% to as high as 86%. Unfortunately, complete CURE (ie, no snoring whatsoever) is less likely occurring in <15% of patients. What are the possible nasal surgeries one can undergo to relieve nasal obstruction and potentially achieve snoring improvement? They include:
• Turbinate Reduction
• Sinus Surgery
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