Roncar

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Roncar afecta a muchas personas durante el sueño cuando las vías aéreas se bloquean parcialmente, lo que provoca que los pulmones inhalen con más fuerza para compensar la falta de aire que entra al organismo. El ronquido resulta de la vibración del paladar blando y la úvula.

Hay varios factores que se piensa que causan los ronquidos, como la baja tonicidad muscular, demasiado alcohol, fumar demasiado, gripas o alergias, obesidad y obstrucción por adenoides o amígdalas inflamados.

Generalmente, roncar no indica que haya un trastorno subyacente. Sin embargo, las personas que roncan y tienen períodos silenciosos de más de diez segundos podrían tener algún grado de apnea del sueño.

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  • Last reviewed on 8/31/2011
  • Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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