About Sleep Apnea
A lot of people are confused about what sleep apnea disorder means and how its symptoms manifest. Is it heavy snoring? Restlessness? General fatigue? They often cannot understand why they cannot lose weight and how their sleep is seriously impacting their health and life. More importantly, they do not know who to talk to about their condition and do not understand how diagnosing and treating sleep apnea can dramatically improve the quality of their lives. Proper diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea disorder can reduce the risk of heart failure, diabetes, depression, fatigue, and high blood pressure.
Anyone can be affected by sleep apnea. However, some people are at a higher risk, such as overweight individuals, men, people over 40, having enlarged tonsils or tongue, those with large necks and/or small jawbones, and sinus problems. Many people have one or multiple risk factors. If you or a loved one has any of these sleep apnea indicators, we suggest seeing Dr. Farnad for a consultation and sleep apnea evaluation.
Not everyone experiences the same degree of sleep apnea symptoms which is why Dr. Farnad has an individualistic approach to treatment and care. There are some general changes the patient can make to decrease their sleep apnea disorder symptoms. However, if these modifications do not work then Dr. Farnad can create a treatment plan to affectively treat and manage sleep apnea.
If you or a loved one has symptoms of sleep apnea, Dr. Farnad will complete a full sleep apnea evaluation in which he will review your medical history, family medical history, and will conduct a sleep test, or polysomnogram. A proper diagnosis of sleep apnea can greatly improve the quality of your life. Not only will diagnosing sleep apnea prevent heart problems but it will help you create healthier habits.
Patients can often feel overwhelmed by being diagnosed with sleep apnea. However, proper diagnosis and treatment can have a tremendous positive affect on their mood, energy, happiness, and overall health. Living with sleep apnea can be a lot easier with some of these tips and tricks, read on for more information about living with sleep apnea.