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Why does my child snore so loudly?

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Snoring is a sign of disturbed airflow from the nose and mouth to the lungs. If there is something getting in the way of the air moving, then your child snores. Approximately, 10 to 20% of children snore. Light snoring is common in children and may not require medical intervention. Snoring may relate to the sleeping position. Children are more likely to snore when they lie on their back than on their side or stomach.

Snoring is caused by some reasons such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids, obesity, asthma, allergies, congestion etc. The most common is the enlargement of the tonsils and adenoids. The tonsils and adenoids are found near the back of the throat, and they are part of the body’s immune system. If they are naturally larger or are swollen because of infection, the tonsils and adenoids can obstruct the airway and cause snoring. Lack of good sleep can impact daytime behavior, focus, and attention, so finding a strategy to improve sleep quality is important for the overall health and well-being of the child.

The main treatment for children with sleep-disordered breathing is surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids, known as adenotonsillectomy. It eliminates the tissue that most frequently blocks the airway and eliminates snoring etc. Kelina Hospital offers adenotonsillectomy for children with snoring as well as a wide variety of surgeries for adults who happen to snore as well. Book an appointment today with our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon via https://www.kelinahospital.com/clinical-specialties/#ear-nose-and-throat

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