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Sleep Apnea

About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a very common condition where a person stops breathing while asleep. Often, the person is unaware of the condition as they do not completely wake when they stop breathing.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea can include:
  • Oral Appliance to Reposition the Jaw during sleep
  • Positional Therapy (not sleeping on the back)
  • Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy (BiPAP, CPAP or VPAP Machine)
  • Surgery (Removal of Inflamed Tonsils and Adenoids or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)
  • Weight Loss

Although the periods of breathing cessation can be brief, they can cause Oxygen levels to drop dramatically. Sleep Apnea can cause High Blood Pressure, Memory Problems, Diabetes, Headaches, Fatigue and Cardiovascular Disease.

Sleep Apnea can increase the risk of Blood Clots and Stroke. Blood Clots can occur in any of the body's blood vessels. When a Blood Clot occurs in the Gastrointestinal Tissues, it can cause severe symptoms including Ischemic Colitis


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