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Surgery for Nasal septum deviation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doc
Doctor :   Please go ahead witht he query
User :   Doc i need some solution for the snoring problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I will ask u few Q.
User :   plz go ahead
Doctor :   May Know ur age/ weight/ht
User :   31/89kg/6ft
User :   doc its specificall for my husband
User :   hi r u thre
Doctor :   You are over weight
Doctor :  
Do you feel sleepy in day time? Do you wake in nighr very frequently?
User :   not really. as
User :   i told its for my husband, basically he breathes through his mouth
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty breathing at any time?
Doctor :   xPlease take you as He
User :   he breathes through his mouth while sleeping
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   obstructed air ways cause snoring
User :   we had consulted one ent, he diagonesed that his left nostril had bacame smaller
Doctor :   Deformities of the nose such as a deviated septum (a "crooked" wall that separates one nostril from the other) or nasal polyps can also cause obstruction and sleep problems.
Doctor :   So what kind of managemt ENT offered
User :   and thus for consuming oxygen he needs to breathe through mouth
User :   ENT had asked to operate it. Is thre any alternative
Doctor :   WHat does ENT want to do by surgery?
User :   the nostrill walls had became a bit thicker causing the nostil smaller
Doctor :   Basically there are two reasons for snoring
User :   and hence he suggested he will do some surgery in the wall
Doctor :   1 . Obstruction from sort of tissue in ENT>> which can be only fixed bt ENT surgwery
Doctor :   2. There is one more managemnt
Doctor :   Oxygen but this is for Central sleep Apnea
Doctor :   But your husband has Obstruction in ENT
Doctor :   So I will agree with ENT decision
Doctor :   Do you follw me
User :   so operation is the only way
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thanks doc.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
Doctor :   You have a wonderful day
User :   same to you
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