Health Tip with Dr. Benjamin Walton
February is #KidsENTHealth Month. Does your child snore or breathe through their mouth throughout the night? While the snoring may seem cute, it could be a true medical problem known as pediatric obstructive sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing. Both conditions can lead to many medical problems, including frequent waking up, bed-wetting, behavioral issues including hyperactivity, poor school performance, and decreased quality of life. Tonsil and adenoid enlargement can be a significant contributor of these problems, and surgery can often cure these patients. A detailed sleep history and examination with the specialists at Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat, and Sinus can determine whether your child is suffering with a true sleep problem.