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Posts for: April, 2017

By Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery - Highland
April 07, 2017
Category: Health
Tags: sleep apnea  

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that obstructs the excess tissue and airway muscles causing a series of symptoms in sleep apneapatients. Sleep apnea treatment from the Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery in Highland, IN, helps to treat these symptoms in a variety of patients. According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 18 to 20 million American adults are afflicted with this condition.

More about Sleep Apnea

Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include loud snoring, waking up abruptly and also gasping for air. When this apnea occurs, it sends impulses directly to the brain and wakes the person up causing them to restart their breathing patterns. This disorder should be diagnosed and treated immediately as if someone continues with it without treatment, it can cause their blood pressure to risk. It also can cause an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, heart attack or even stroke. This makes sleep apnea treatment in Highland especially important. A sleep study is the best way to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea.

To treat sleep apnea, oral appliances are used to treat mild to moderate cases. They help to reposition the tongue and the lower jaw forward, which keeps the airways open. Dentists can use these appliances and make custom-made ones for each particular patient.

For more severe cases a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the standard therapy chosen to treat sleep apnea. It uses air pressure to keep the airway open for the patient. For those that do not tolerate the CPAP well, oral appliances will be used instead.

In order to learn more information about sleep apnea treatment in Highland, IN, from Center For Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, call to schedule an informative consultation with their professional staff at (219) 836-4820 today. It could change your life and ultimately your health, forever.




2203 45th Street, Suite B
Highland, IN 46322