Breathing problem causes cat to snore loudly
It was disturbing her sleep, but I didn’t realize that snoring was the cause of my own fatigue.” The reason for resentment is understandable. Snoring can cause daytime symptoms that can cause serious problems in one’s waking life, and unfortunately it is not just the snorer that suffers — the snorer’s spouse can suffer just as much. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 39 percent of American adults get less than seven hours of sleep each weeknight , and more than one in three (37 percent) are so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activities. The sleep loss associated with snoring — whether it’s the snorer or the bed partner who is awakened by the snoring, interrupts important recuperative sleep, which can impair a person’s ability to perform cognitive tasks involving memory, learning, reasoning and mathematical processes. It can impair motor skills and can cause morning headaches, irritability, burnout and depression, to mention just a few symptoms. Symptoms can be even more severe for the snorer if they have sleep apnea, a condition which causes them to stop breathing often many times a night and wake gasping for air.
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Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts
“The evidence is much stronger today,” said Dr. Carole Marcus, a professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Pediatricians should routinely ask parents about snoring , but if they don’t, parents should bring it up,” she said. “Snoring in kids can be a sign of a serious medical illness.” Marcus was referring to sleep apnea, which is marked by pauses in breathing that occur throughout the night and disrupt sleep. When left untreated, sleep apnea in children can result in behavioral and learning difficulties and may also affect growth. These consequences are largely related to lack of quality sleep. Researchers led by Marcus reviewed studies on diagnosis and management of sleep apnea in kids published between 1999 and 2011, most of them appearing after the last set of guidelines were released in 2002.
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Berryesse decided to go for a more permanent fix. He used the same balloon device, but this time, a metal stent was coiled around it. He places that stent like a scaffold in the back of the cat’s nose to prop open the blockage causing her to breathe improperly. Once that was done, Dr. Berryesse, used a scope moved an x-ray called a fluoroscopy to guide the device up to the blockage. Once he got there, he pulled the sheath out and left the stent behind. This is a new procedure for cats and Berryesse said it seemed to work pretty much right away. “I think she’s going to feel a whole lot better. Immediately. Usually these guys sound clear right when they wake up,” Berryesse said. Boo came out of the procedure groggy and congested. But the hope is that she’ll finally able to sleep without snoring and breathe without struggling.
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