Bruxism is a more common disease among patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome. In such cases, the use of oral devices helps prevent abrasion of teeth and significantly reduces the motor activity of the chewing muscles during sleep.
According to the latest data, it was found that:
• Many patients prefer to use oral devices with ΑΠΟΦΡΑΞΕΙΣ and without CPAP-therapy- 56-68% of patients continue to use oral devices for more than 30 months;
• The effectiveness of the devices depends on the design and manufacturing;
• Side effects of the use of devices are common but not critical- mainly salivation, uneasy sensations in the chewing muscles and discomfort for teeth at the beginning of treatment.
Mandita has been a sufferer of Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome for many years, which caused loud snoring. As this is a sleeping disorder that is not widely spoken about, she found it hard to locate information to help her understand the causes and symptoms of the syndrome, and also the treatments available.
Bowel obstruction-sometimes called intestinal obstruction-occurs when a part of the digestive tract becomes blocked. This blockage can prevent food from passing through the digestive tract or waste from leaving the body, depending on where in the digestive tract the blockage is.
Bowel obstruction (BO) is a common, and sometimes serious, disorder. In the United States, approximately 20 percent of patients admitted to a hospital with critical stomach problems have some kind of BO. Of those cases, about 80 percent are small-bowel obstructions, a blockage in the small intestine. The small intestine is where most food is absorbed and where most digestion occurs.
Small-bowel obstruction is known as a mechanical obstruction. The cause is something physically blocking the intestine.
Small-bowel obstruction can be caused by hernias and tumors. But the most common cause by far is post-surgical adhesions in the abdomen. Such adhesions form over or around tissue inside the body that has been damaged during abdominal surgery. The damage is caused by surgical incisions and is unavoidable. One study revealed that some 93 percent of patients who undergo major abdominal surgery develop adhesions.