Resolve ENT is your state-of-the-art center specializing in breathing, sinus, and sleep solutions. Dr. Siva Elangovan practices the timeless art of medicine while offering advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that make your journey with us simple and straight-forward. Our expert medical team is proud to offer innovative solutions for snoring. We are happy to serve patients located in Chicago, Evanston, Downers Grove, Oak Lawn, and the neighboring communities and Illinois.
What is Snoring?
If you snore, you’re not alone. This common symptom of breathing, sinus, and sleep concerns affects up to 45 percent of adults in the United States every year. Caused when the tissues in your nose and throat relax, snoring narrows your airways and creates its signature sound by creating an intense vibration. Snoring can vary from person-to-person depending on how restricted the airflow is in the nose, mouth, and throat. While snoring itself is common and shouldn’t cause too much concern, patients should be aware their snoring may become alarming if they experience it with one or more of the following symptoms:
- Mouth breathing
- Sleep apnea
- Poor sleep
- Nasal obstruction and congestion
- Chronic sinusitis
- Ear infections
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is the sound produced when the muscles in the nose, mouth, and throat relax, narrowing the airways and causing a vibration. While snoring may be an innocent condition, patients may find that their snoring is caused by a much more serious underlying concern. Studies have shown patients who have nasal blockages or enlarged tonsils tend to snore more, as their airways are naturally limited. Studies also prove that a buildup of fat around the neck caused by weight gain can also exacerbate snoring and sleep apnea.
What are the Dangers of Snoring?
While light snoring or periodic snoring is a harmless symptom within itself, patients who experience frequent and aggressive snoring have a higher risk of developing complications over time. Patients who experience snoring each night in combination with other symptoms listed above may find that they are constantly tired, have trouble concentrating on simple tasks, have high blood pressure, and have a higher risk of developing heart disease. Patients who snore regularly may also have a higher risk of having a stroke over a period of years.
What Treatments are Available for Snoring?
How Much Does Treatment for Snoring Cost?
The cost of your snoring treatment will vary depending on the individualized treatment plan recommended for you and your current health insurance coverage. To get a more accurate assessment of how much your snoring treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. At Resolve ENT, we are also happy to offer financing that helps you more easily pay for your treatments at your convenience.
To get a better idea of which treatment option will best treat your snoring, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.
Led by Dr. Siva Elangovan, the medical professionals at Resolve ENT are proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive care to patients located in Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lincoln Square and the surrounding communities such as Evanston, Oak Park, and Des Plaines of Chicago, Illinois. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our expert medical team and start your journey with us today.