A £3 injection that takes just two minutes to administer could cure snoring, a pioneering consultant claims.
Hadi Al-Jassim's team of consultants are the only ones in the country to offer an injection which they say is a genuine alternative to painful surgery.
The ear, nose and throat specialist - from Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust near Liverpool - has treated 400 patients at one of his hospitals and with excellent results.
‘In most cases it's the men who snore and their partners suffer sleep deprivation and at the end of the day you have to keep your partner happy - though women do snore as well,' said Mr Al-Jassim.
The treatment - called the snoreplasty - is quick and cheap. It is a two-minute procedure done under local anaesthetic in which sodium tetradecyl is injected into the roof of the mouth. It acts as a hardening agent that stops the soft tissue at the back of the mouth from vibrating.
Mr Al-Jassim, who is now giving lectures to other specialists across the country about the jab, added: ‘Surgical treatment is very painful and takes weeks of recovery time so many patients decide not to do it because they can't get the time off work or their health's not strong enough for surgery.
‘However, after the jab, patients can go home straight away and eat about an hour later.'
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