What is the Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome?
The first step in the treatment of OSAS is management of the modifiable risk factors. Patients with excess weight must undertake necessary measures to cut their weight. Cessation of alcohol ingestion and cigarette smoking should also be considered in patients with OSAS.
Use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device is the gold standard in the management of OSAS. This acts as a pneumatic stent that prevents the airway from collapsing during inspiration.
Surgery of the collapsing part of the upper airway offers a more permanent solution to patients with moderate to severe OSAS. Our ENT surgeons have been performing surgery to patients with OSAS with very successful results.