Specialist expertise: Ear, Nose and Throat, Laryngology, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Endocrine Surgery, Voice Disorders, Dysphagia, Head and Neck Cancer, Salivary Gland Disease, Tonsil/Adenoid Disorders, Hearing Loss, Otitis Media, Glue Ear, Nasal Polyps, Airways Diseases, Otolaryngology, Speech Disorders, Neck Lumps, Surgical Oncology, Thyroid Surgery, Parotid Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Microsurgery, Tracheal Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery.
The most vital part of our day is somewhat ironically the night- when we relax and recover from the stresses and strains of a days work which prepares us for the next day. Most of us will fall asleep without much delay and wake thoroughly refreshed and raring to go the next morning. But 10% of adults have a disrupted poor quality of sleep, punctuated throughout the night by intermittent blockage of the breathing passage, resulting in sleep disturbance which ultimately leads to a tired, groggy and at times irritable person. They may find it difficult to concentrate during the day and are prone to dozing which can be dangerous if working with machinery or driving. There can also be other psychological and physical issues which affect health and wellbeing.
In some people the impact on breathing may lead to heart and lung problems. The strain generated by this can also cause more serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes or other debilitating conditions. This can affect their quality of life, to the extent they can reduce performance at work or school, increase accidents and result in low self-esteem. The no less significant impact on the psyche of people is much more difficult to quantify but no less important than the physical signs of ill health.