AlaxoLito Nasal Stent – a new treatment for decreased nasal breathing and resulting snoring.
The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent is a medical device for treatment of decreased nasal breathing as well as resulting snoring. Causes can be nasal alar collapse, nasal valve collapse or turbinate hyperplasia.
There are two different product variants which splint either the anterior nasal cavity only [AlaxoLito] or the full length nasal passage [AlaxoLito Plus].
The AlaxoLito is specifically adapted for application in the nasal cavity. The smooth stent braid is made from nitinol memory metal. It has a ball-shaped widening which is positioned at the nasal valve and a cylindrical longer section which splints the turbinates.
The AlaxoLito (top, left) and the AlaxoLito Plus (bottom, left), is applied by the patient following instruction from a healthcare professional. The AlaxoLito is typically worn for the duration of sleep time or a specific sports activity.
The stent has an opening force adapted to support the nasal alar, nasal valve and to splinting of the turbinates. A healthy diameter of the airway and excellent therapeutic effect are achieved with high patient comfort. The nasal tissue is not overstretched and no mucosal irritation occurs.
On average, nasal flow of 245 ml/s was improved by 123% and a value of 546 ml/s – normal nasal airflow condition was achieved.
The maximal value recorded for a single nasal passage was plus 724%. These results demonstrate the power of the AlaxoLito Nasal Stent to increase the nasal flow of patients from a severely reduced level to a normal level so that healthy nasal breathing is enabled.
Further testing with 11 healthy people proved an increase of normal nasal flow by 47% on average with use of the AlaxoLito Nasal Stent.
Application of the AlaxoLito Nasal Stent leads to a significant improvement of nasal breathing and reduction of flow noise. Sleeping becomes more healthy and relaxing as a consequence of the improved oxygen supply.
The AlaxoLito and AlaxoLito Plus can be used during sleep or sporting activities to increase airflow during intense physical activity.
Testing of the AlaxoLito during sport reproducibly resulted in a strongly enhanced condition. Application during endurance sports may lead to enhanced performance of the sportsperson due to improved nasal breathing. Nasal breathing compared to mouth breathing increases the blood oxygen content by 10-15%, stimulating the parasympathetic nerve system.
Testing of the AlaxoLito during sports (road racing, cross country skiing, mountain hiking) reproducibly resulted in a strongly enhanced condition. Its application during endurance sports may lead to severely enhanced performance of the sportsperson due to the improved nasal breathing. It is known that nasal breathing compared to mouth breathing increases the blood oxygen content by 10-15% and that it stimulates the parasympathetic nerve system.
Likewise, first application tests in case of a cold demonstrated that with AlaxoLito nasal breathing can be well restored, allowing for a calm sleep of the sick user.
For further details on the features and benefits of the AlaxoLito and AlaxoLito PLUS, click here to visit the Alaxo website.