Sleep Apnea Dentist
Sleep Apnea Treatment Corcoran California
Sleep apnea is a serious breathing condition that affects millions of people. Failure to obtain treatment for sleep apnea can result in the development of additional conditions such as erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, stroke and congestive heart failure. Children who have sleep apnea are at risk of developing conditions that can cause humiliation and embarrassment. An example of a condition that can develop from childhood sleep apnea is bed wetting, hyperactivity and aggressiveness. Dr. Marvizi can help to diagnose and treat a case of sleep apnea Corcoran California in an adult or child. The key to ending the problem is scheduling an appointment immediately.
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Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Proper diagnosis of sleep apnea involves several processes. The doctor will use a mixture of the patient’s medical history and breathing history. He will want to examine the patient physically, as well. The physical examination will involve looking at the tonsils and the adenoids to see if swelling is causing the problem. The medical and personal history will help the doctor to determine the type of sleep apnea the patient has. Usually, the doctor will ask the patient to describe his or her breathing habits. A spouse or family member can help to explain these symptoms for the elderly or children. The patient’s medical history will disclose any existing conditions that may be causing a case of sleep apnea. The course of treatment will depend on the diagnosis.
Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that involves a throat obstruction. Therefore, the solution to the problem is to open the airways for the patient. The doctor can use a surgical, non-surgical or medicinal solution to treat the condition. In some cases, the doctor will use more than one treatment option. The most common treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP or oral appliance. Oral appliances keep the tongue or palette out of the way while the person is sleeping. A CPAP is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device. The CPAP serves two purposes; it delivers air to the patient, and it stops the soft palette from drooping or sagging.
Nasal spray is another option that may be used. Some mild cases of sleep apnea come from allergic rhinitis and such conditions. A person’s lifestyle could be the cause of sleep apnea, as well. A person can develop the condition if he or she has a lack of sleep, weight gain, stress or a troubled livelihood. Dr. Marvizi can help a new patient to determine the cause of sleep apnea. The specialist can tailor a custom treatment plan that brings the patient maximum results.
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