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... Normally Tonsil and adenoid extractions and uvulaectomy with soft pallet trim are sufficient. In other cases it is an enlarged tongue that is the issue or a narrow trachea. ... (20 replies)
... Well sleep apnea has many symptoms and I outlined how one can tell in a child in the Please Help (Urgent) post that I bumped yesterday. But in my own words the definition for sleep apnea is as follows: The word apnea means "not breathing" so sleep apnea refers to not breathing in your sleep. People with the usual form of sleep apnea actually close off their airway at... (7 replies)
... Never heard of this only the UPPP (uvulaectomy and partial pallet trim). I would question such a procedure. I will ask my MD family members, but the engineer and scientist in me would tell me not to do such a thing and to get a second opinion. Sincerely, MG (3 replies)

Sleep Paralysis
Jun 6, 2007
... The surgery reduced my sleep problems but did not cure all of my sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where either your brain signals you body to stop breathing or your physically have an abstruction that hinders or stops your breathing. My suregery completely cured my chronic sinusittus and sinus infections. It also help manage severe and annoyinh... (10 replies)
Tired Constantly
May 8, 2007
... If the CPAP doesn't work out for you.. and some people do not tolerate it, have you looked into seeing an ENT for relief of your sleep apnea surgically. This normally involves a tonsillectomy, adnoidectomy, and UPPP (uvulaectomy and partial soft pallet trim. Get back on your CPAP and try increasing your pressure. Some people require a higher pressure than the one... (10 replies)
... ve you could have OSA.. it is the soft pallet and uvula that cause the blockage of air flow in most cases.. it can be corrected by a procedure known as a UPPP or uvulaectomy soft pallet trimming. ... (30 replies)
... Dito. I concur with Bethsheba. My father and mother had sleep apnea, but T&A's cured it. My husband, son and I have sleep apnea.. but the smorgus borg of surgergies just lessoned the effects of our sleep apnea.. we are still dependent on or machines. Get a follow up with your sleep MD's see about getting a consultaion with the medical supplier of your father's CPAP..... (3 replies)

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