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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disease that, if untreated, can lead to severe health problems such as high blood pressure, and heart ailments. Sleep Apnea causes breathing to stop several times while sleeping. It causes loud snoring and daytime tiredness, even after sleeping the whole night. Most old and overweight men are prone to Sleep Apnea, but it can happen to anyone.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder that causes an interruption in an individual’s breathing while sleeping. People with Sleep Apnea can experience breathing issues during their sleep.

Living with untreated Sleep Apnea can cause several health problems including, high blood pressure, enlargement of cardiac muscle, heart failure, diabetes, and heart attack.

What are the types of Sleep Apnea?

  • Central Sleep Apnea- This is associated with the central nervous system functioning wherein due to issues in the respiratory control centre, the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea- it is the more common type. Obstructive Sleep Apnea causes repetitive episodes of partial or complete airway blockage while sleeping.

What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Often, the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are recognized by the bed partner and not by the patient. In most cases, the affected have no sleep complaints. Some common symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are:

  • Loud snoring.
  • Daytime tiredness.
  • Unsound sleep, and frequent nighttime awakenings.
  • Dry mouth and sore throat.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Sweating at night.
  • Sexual dysfunctions.
  • Migraines.

People with Central Sleep Apnea experience cyclic awakenings or insomnia.

Some of the symptoms in children might not be as obvious and include:

  • Poor academic performance.
  • Sleepiness, or laziness in the classroom.
  • Bedwetting.
  • Sweating at night.
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity.

What are the causes of Sleep Apnea?

Central Sleep Apnea occurs in people due to dysfunctioning of the central nervous system. It usually occurs in individuals with heart failure and other heart, kidney, and lung ailments.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the airway is blocked, especially when the tissue at the back of the throat collapses while sleeping.

When to see a doctor?

Having questions about your snoring, morning headaches, memory problems, or other signs of Sleep Apnea is the first sign that you should see a doctor at Apollo Kondapur. Despite treatment, you might begin snoring again and face the same problems. In this case, you should go for a cyclic checkup with your doctor.

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How to treat Sleep Apnea?

Mild cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are treatable with conservative therapy only.

    • Losing weight can be very beneficial for overweight people. Even a mild loss in weight can reduce the apneic episodes for most patients.
    • Avoid alcohol and sleeping pills.
    • Avoid sleeping on your back. Use a wedge pillow or other device to sleep sideways.
    • People with sinus problems should use nasal sprays and breathing strips for healthy breathing.
    These devices are beneficial for patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Oral mandibular advancement devices help prevent the tongue from blocking the throat and advance the lower jaw forward. It helps keep the airway open while one is sleeping.
    Surgical procedures help people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and those who snore and don't have Sleep Apnea.

Living with untreated Sleep Apnea can result in many health problems such as hypertension, stroke, heart failure, obesity, etc. With an increasing number of cases of Sleep Apnea in heart failure and other health conditions. It's recommended to consult your doctor without delay.

Does Sleep Apnea cause complications?

Sleep Apnea can cause many health complications. A hindrance in breathing makes the oxygen level in your body drop. This drop, in oxygen levels, makes your heart work harder and causes severe heart-related ailments.

Who is prone to Sleep Apnea?

50% of the people with Sleep Apnea are overweight. Old and overweight men are prone to Sleep Apnea.

What happens if Sleep Apnea is left untreated?

Untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to:

  • Low energy and productivity.
  • Anxiety and mood swings.
  • Diabetes.
  • Hypertension and heart ailments.


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