It is highly important that people who have sleep apnea weigh their treatment options. It is a very dangerous disorder that can eventually cause a myriad of health issues if left unchecked. Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects your normal breathing cycles during sleep by disrupting them. This can happen by either blocking your airways or in more serious instances, the brain will fail to send the body signals telling it to breathe. This disorder, also called central sleep apnea, is caused by brain infections, brain tumors, heart attacks, and strokes.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that can potentially affect anyone, though normally it’s men over forty who have this condition. There are also several health-related factors that also put people at risk for having sleep apnea, and they are as follows: having large tonsils, being overweight, having a deviated septum, genetics, sinus problems, and allergies. If you have any of these risks, it is vital that you find treatment for them immediately.
Sleep apnea can cause a person to have various health problems that vary from less serious to dangerous levels. Such health problems are: depression, ADHD, high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and sleep apnea can even cause death. If you or someone you know has sleep apnea, please get treatment for them or yourself.
We at Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Centreville, Virginia can be reached at 703.994.4626. Please call us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Katherine B. Fischer & Charles C. Fischer for treatment of your sleep apnea.