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Snoring? Weight Loss Might be the Answer.

Snoring can seen trivial, and whilst it is common, it can be extremely troublesome. This is especially the case if you are sharing a bed or hotel room with someone else, keeping them up and disrupting your days. Being overly tired can impact your health in many ways and even lead to weight gain, which is why one thing we would always advise people is to get a good night sleep. One of the main causes of snoring is being overweight or obese, and so like many things when it comes to our weight, the relationship between snoring and weight can become cyclical, feeding one another.

More specifically, weight impacts snoring by increasing the pressure on your airways. This is especially the case when lay on your back – gravity gets to work and ensures the excess weight further restricts your ability to breath properly (this also puts you more at risk of sleep apnoea).

Other Causes

Other causes of snoring include laying on your back, increased drinking of alcohol, old age, and smoking. As a preventative method, you can try lying on your side if you don’t do so already. Uvula and long soft palate can also impact snoring. Both, long soft palate and uvula can restrict the opening from the nose to the throat.

Weak muscles in the throat and tongue are another factor. If these muscles are too relaxed they can collapse and fall back into the airway. This can be caused by drinking alcohol, taking sleeping pills or even a deep sleep.

Huge throat tissue. Children who have large tonsils tend to snore. Also, being overweight or obese can cause huge throat tissue.

Traditional Weight Loss

It is usually always advised to try traditional weight loss methods such as exercise and dieting. Medical weight loss is for those individuals whom these traditional methods of weight loss have not worked.

Gastric Balloons

The gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss tool developed to help patients feel fuller for longer so that they can make the necessary long-term habit changes. As with any weight loss procedure with us, you will be supported by an Allure Dietitian as standard as part of our Aftercare Service. If you feel as though you need it, you can also take advantage of our Weight Counsellor Dr Mark Bruce.

The gastric balloon itself works by occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and significantly reducing production of the hunger hormone, ghrelin.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is for those looking for a more permanent procedure for weight loss. As measured over two years, the gastric sleeve and bypass have their pros and cons but both result in an average weight loss of around 70%. This occurs because of the drastic reduction of the stomach’s size, but this isn’t the only reason. Did you know that bariatric surgeries such as the gastric bypass drastically alters our existing gut microbiome?

Patient Journeys

Patient testimonials are available to view online for free here. You can also read Gillian and Federica’s journeys in a little more depth.

gastric balloon patient testimonial, federica lost 12.8%

Enquire Online Today

Ask for more information from a patient advisor today and receive your free Allure Weightloss Quote. Call 0345 512 0094 or email info@allureweightloss.com. Alternatively, fill out our dedicated enquiry form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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