Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
Antipsychotics May Be Prescribed Too Often to Teens
Mental illness often consists of complex andhardtopindown disorders, but avoiding misdiagnosis is crucial to treating issues properly. I'mRachelle Grossman with your latest health news. A new study finds that many young patientswith conditions like ADD or anxiety are prescribed antipsychotic drugs not specificallyapprovedto treat these conditions. Psychosis is a mental disordercharacterized by a disconnection from reality. Researchers say their study found more prescriptionsfor antipsychotic drugs were written for teenage and young adult patients. And manyof these prescriptions were not written by psychiatrists. What's more. few teensreceived psychiatric help in the form of counseling
or other mental health services. Researcherspointedout the dangers of antipsychotic drugs for young patients including brain changes,weight gain or high fat levels.