Causes Of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea

SECOND OPINION MYTH OR MEDICINE Childhood Snoring BCBS

NARRATOR: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD IS A PROUDSPONSOR OF SECOND OPINION. LIVE FEARLESS NARRATIVE: OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IS A COMMONTYPE OF APNEA IN CHILDREN. IT'S TYPICALLY CAUSED BY AN OBSTRUCTION INTHE AIRWAY, SUCH AS ENLARGED TONSILS. ONE OF THE MANY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE SNORING,AND TREATMENT IS OFTEN THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF THE TONSILS AND ADENOIDS. SO IF YOUR CHILD SNORES, THEY SHOULD HAVETHEIR TONSILS OUTé IS THIS MYTH OR MEDICINEé

DR. HEIDI CONNOLLY: IF YOUR CHILD SNORES, THEYSHOULD HAVE THEIR TONSILS OUT.quot; THAT IS A MYTH, AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOUWHY. I'M HEIDI CONNOLLY, AND I'M THE CHIEF OF THEDIVISION OF PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER ANDTHE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT STRONG. PROBABLY ABOUT 8% TO 10% OF PRESCHOOLAGECHILDREN SNORE, BUT ONLY ABOUT 2% ACTUALLY HAVE SLEEP APNEA. SO IF EVERY CHILD WHO SNORED WAS GOING TOHAVE THEIR TONSILS AND ADENOIDS TAKEN OUT

JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE SNORING, WE WOULD BEDOING SURGERY THAT'S NOT NECESSARY. TAKING OUT TONSILS AND ADENOIDS IS A RELATIVELYLOWRISK SURGICAL PROCEDURE, BUT IT'S STILL A SURGICAL PROCEDURE WITH THE ATTENDANT RISKSOF GETTING GENERAL ANESTHESIA, RECOVERY TIME, TIME OFF OF WORK, AND TIME FROM SCHOOL. NARRATOR: WHAT IS THE CORRELATION BETWEENOBESITY IN CHILDREN AND SLEEP APNEAé DR. HEIDI CONNOLLY: HAVING OBESITY INCREASES THERISK OF HAVING OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA BECAUSE IT NARROWS THE AIRWAY DUE TO FAT DEPOSITIONIN THE TISSUES OF THE UPPER AIRWAY.

THE CONVERSE IS ALSO TRUE, THAT HAVING SLEEPAPNEA INCREASES THE RISK OF OBESITY BECAUSE OF THE SLEEP DISRUPTION LEADING TO MORE SLEEPINESSAND SEDENTARY BEHAVIORS DURING THE DAYTIME. TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA IS KNOWN TO IMPROVELINEAR GROWTH IN CHILDREN, SO TALLER CHILDREN WHO WEIGH THE SAME ARE MORE THIN, AND IT ALSOHELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE MORE ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES DURING THE DAYTIMEAND THEREFORE LESS LIKELY TO BE SEDENTARY AND HAVE EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN. AND THAT'S MEDICINE. NARRATOR: NOT SURE IF IT'S MYTH OR MEDICINEé

CONNECT WITH US ONLINE. WE'LL GET TO WORK AND GET YOU A SECOND OPINION. NARRATOR: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD IS A PROUDSPONSOR OF SECOND OPINION. LIVE FEARLESS.

Central Apnea a friendship poem by Donna Williams

Hello.   I am  Donna Williams and I amgoing to share a poem which is about befriending Central Apnea.It is called Friendship. I breathe, therefore I am.Incarnated, this breath, this chi and I are friends aren't weéAnd yet it seems my friend sometimes  forgets, And I must take its passive place, do itsjob or suffocate. I hope that it comes back, but then thereis still CPAP And now I have earned the name Ganesh withmy new plastic trunk Each night I breathe by a silicon mask,an electronic machine with enough REM that

I can now dream.And the fear upon my husband's face relieved And I may brush aside the kiss of death reprieved.‘Oh I would just die if it was me', I have heard folks say, but that's not true. For if it were you  who was a  weird likeme, You just adapt that is what you do.I lost two friends of mine some months ago, My breasts.They went AWOL near the Tropic of cancer on the cusp of chemo,Soon followed by mobility joining immune deficiency. So when it comes to medicaleze I am developingsuch proficiency.

Central Apnea, Sleep Apnea,It has joined this exclusive friendship group, Since I have befriended my sleep Apnea.  Bye.

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