Sleep apnea is a common chronic condition that is difficult to diagnose, simply because symptoms occur while you sleep. If you think you might have a sleeping problem, Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, have many diagnostic tools and successful treatments that will help you get a better night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes your body to stop breathing while you sleep, sometimes hundreds of times a night. These interruptions stop the flow of oxygen to your body and brain and can cause serious damage if left untreated.
Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla diagnose sleep apnea under one of two types:
Regardless of type, untreated sleep apnea can cause the following problems:
While anyone can suffer from sleep apnea, if you fall into one of these categories, you are more prone to the disorder:
If you suffer from anything of the following, you may also suffer from sleep apnea:
It’s important to visit Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla before you self diagnose.
After conducting several tests, such a sleep apnea test called a polysomnogram, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla typically recommend the following treatments, depending on the severity of the condition:
Surgery: Correcting a deviated nasal septum, removing large tonsils, removing tissue at the back of the throat
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