Throat Infection And Sleep Apnea

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Laser-assisted Uvulopalatoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove tissue in the back of the mouth and upper throat in order to prevent upper airway obstruction.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition in which breathing is blocked by closure or collapse of the tissues in the throat so that no air flows through the sleeper's nose or mouth despite his efforts to breathe. Central sleep apnea is where the movement of the diaphragm (the muscle separating the chest from the abdomen) is...

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