OSA More Serious than You Know
One of the most deadly disorders is also the most undiagnosed because those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA have no idea.
If you follow the Sturm & Associates Blog you will remember that the deadly disorder Dr. Sturm is referring to is obstructive sleep apnea.
Also known as OSA, obstructive sleep apnea is the silent killer and more times than not goes undetected.
While the symptoms are many some people have few. Furthermore people who live alone rarely know they have OSA unless diagnosed by a sleep specialist.
What is OSA?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that closes the back of the throat. This means no air is reaching the lungs.
If air isn’t able to flow through the body the brain wakes the person up so that breathing can resume again.
You can only imagine what this does to the rest of the body. A constant jolt from your brain can happen up to 30 or more times every hour.
This will eventually create other issues that include COPD and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, research indicates a higher risk for heart attack and stroke in OSA sufferers.
Help for OSA
Dr. Judy Sturm understands the problems that come with OSA and has made it her mission to help people understand the dangers that come with obstructive sleep apnea. So much so that she is spreading the word every chance she gets.
Sturm & Associates are able to diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea with conservative solutions. Those conservative solutions include oral appliance therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy
One of the least intrusive treatments for obstructive sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy. Dr. Sturm uses splints and custom made mouth guards to help put the jaw and throat into the correct position.
This conservative solution has help millions of people all over the globe deal with the potentially deadly condition known as obstructive sleep apnea.
While this type of therapy is the most common it isn’t the most popular. With that being said, Dr. Sturm may recommend CPAP therapy along with oral appliance therapy.
Some of those other means could include anything from a change in medication to weight loss and meditation.
Help for OSA in Yorkville
If you or someone you know wakes up gasping for breath, suffers from mood swings and loss of libido snores loudly or wakes up with dry mouth call and schedule an appointment with a sleep apnea dentist in Yorkville.
A simple diagnosis could save your life and the life of someone you love. Call and schedule an appointment with Sturm & Associates for an OSA diagnosis and treatment today.