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10. 22. 2019

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The Role of the Cardiologist in Sleep Disorder Breathing

As many of us are aware, OSA is associated with hypertension, AFib, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and stroke.  The number of men and women diagnosed with Sleep Apnea (twice as many men as women) has increased over the last 20 years.  Statistically, 50% of OSA patients are hypertensive, 30% of hypertensive patients have…

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09. 19. 2019


Understanding TMJ and Its Treatment Options

You may have heard friends or family complain of pain in their jaw or face area and say, “I have TMJ.” Well, that is true. In fact, everybody has two TMJ’s. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint that connects a part of your skull (temple) to your lower jaw (mandible), allowing you to…

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08. 20. 2019

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Sleep Disorders & Multiple Sclerosis

Recent studies have begun to expose similarities between the symptoms of OSA and MS.  This article surveyed more than 2,300 people with MS, and 70% reported having a sleep disorder.  Diagnosis can occur anywhere between age 20-age 50, and women are more likely than men to be affected.  This age group is noteworthy because this…

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08. 15. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Is a Sleep Study Necessary to Get a CPAP Machine?

Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing is constantly disrupted throughout the night. Each time a person stops breathing in their sleep, the brain suddenly wakes them up.  The process happens all night long and doesn’t allow the sufferer to achieve enough deep sleep. This can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, concentration…

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07. 22. 2019

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OSA, Women & Aging

Traditionally, OSA has always been viewed as a male disease (3 to 1), however, OSA in women is becoming increasingly recognized.  Because of the discrepancy in the symptoms between women and men, women are often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed.  Approximately 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, the most common SDB condition.  A…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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