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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:07 PM

Uvula problem

Just went to the dentist for a clean.
He says my uvula is size 4 - huge. Causes swallowing constantly as well as snoring.
Can be reduced by an operation. A bit risky right now of course.
Uvulectomy
Might be causing my sleep problem too.

I want to get the op asap. Swallowing constantly, especially at night, is a drag.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:08 PM

1. Good luck, when it's safe 🙂

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:15 PM

2. I had that procedure done about 15 years ago

because I was told it would help sleeping problems. It didnít help at all.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:25 PM

3. Was it always that large or is it swollen?

Some information here - diet can affect it if its swollen.
Good luck.


https://www.buoyhealth.com/learn/swollen-uvula#symptoms

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:36 PM

4. I take losartin for blood pressure though my BP was never really bad when I started

Its supposed to be helpful in preventing problems from diabetes (mine is under control)

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:48 PM

5. Looks like Losartin may be the cause of several problems I have

Sleeplessness, uvula, cramps (really frequent at night and painful), perhaps weight gain etc

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 04:26 PM

7. Losartin caused my husbands tongue to swell.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 05:08 PM

8. My dentist often comments on my huge tongue. It gets on the way too many times.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 05:12 PM

9. Maybe you should try a different b.p. medicine.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:29 PM

6. You might be suffering from sleep apnea as a result. I'd recommend getting the operation as soon as

it is safe.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 12:05 AM

11. Thanks for the link

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 03:30 AM

12. I had it done

My partner complained about my snoring/scary sleep apnea which I knew nothing about. She said it reduced it. Until I can both sleep and observe myself I have no idea.

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