Believe it or not, but over forty percent of adults snore occasionally and twenty five percent snore habitually. An excess amount of snoring might be a bad indication of breathing and should be checked out. Snoring is caused by a break in the free flow of air going through the passages in the back of the nose and mouth. When the palate and uvula collide while someone is breathing, snoring takes place. Although snoring is more of a problem in males and overweight people, especially as they age, it can also occur in children. When this is the case, it may be a sign of problems with the tonsils and adenoids. Here at Forthworth ENT, we examine both adults and children to target their problematic area to lead them into a full recovery from snoring.
Snoring can be linked with:
- Poor muscle tone in the tongue and throat
- Excessive bulkiness of throat tissue
- Long soft palate/uvula
- Obstructed nasal airway
If you or a loved one suffer from any of the symptoms listed above, please contact one of our patient concierge at 817-332-4060 to schedule an appointment today!