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Five Signs That Sleep Apnea Could Be Threatening Your Health

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 03, 2013

All around the country, there has been a sea change in the way that people now perceive Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA is finally being recognized as the serious medical issue it is, with people more willing than ever to seek medical treatment and start to get their health back on track.

Unfortunately, what still acts as perhaps the biggest obstacle to correcting sleep apnea is the fact that so many people remain unaware of its high incidence and associated serious diseases. In fact, they often can go for years, even decades, dealing with the medical issues associated with OSA without ever taking action to correct the underlying root cause—undiagnosed or undertreated OSA.

The physicians at Sleep Apnea Surgicure want to make sure that such a situation becomes the exception rather than the rule. Dr. Stephen D. Ochs knows that identifying OSA is one first step to a healthier life which is why he’s hoping that people will begin to understand how the condition could be seriously affecting their lives.

“When people have the flu,” said Dr. Ochs, “the condition manifests in vomiting, headaches, soreness, etc., all symptoms that will prompt an immediate visit to the doctor. With Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it’s not quite that simple, especially if an individual has learned to cope with a given health problem resulting from OSA. The truth is that you shouldn’t have to cope. Correcting sleep apnea can serve to put behind you those pressing, chronic health problems you have otherwise grown to accept over the years as a normal part of your life.”

Dr. Ochs and his medical team at Sleep Apnea Surgicure have compiled a list of five signs and symptoms that could be warnings that an individual suffers from OSA. All persons who are able to note their own susceptibility to such health issues would be wise to obtain a sleep study that can confirm the existence of sleep apnea.

•Exhaustion- This is perhaps the most obvious indicator of sleep apnea, yet also one of the most overlooked, especially if persons believe they’re getting an ample level of sleep. If you’re getting eight hours of sleep per night yet still can’t explain why you seem to be on the verge of constantly nodding off throughout the day, it could be because OSA is preventing you from sinking into the deeper stages of restorative sleep called REM.

•Inattention- A lack of concentration is yet another manifestation of OSA. An inability to focus should trigger a consultation with a sleep specialist or the family physician to evaluate the underlying cause of chronic fatigue.

•Snoring- This is a big one, but it’s not going to be immediately noticeable unless you have a spouse who has to put up with snoring or even breathing stoppages every night. Should a spouse express concern about your loudness or instances of you jolting awake in the night, do not write off their concerns. This often is the very first hint that OSA is impacting your life.

•Mood Swings- If you can be perfectly fine one second but then feel like you want to tear someone’s head off the next due to the slightest provocation, it could be because you’re not getting the proper amount of restful sleep. When someone near and dear to you points out that you’ve been frequently irritable, stop and think about whether a lack of normal sleep could be the underlying reason.

•Abnormal Vital Signs- More and more people who find out that they suffer from such things as heightened blood pressure, an irregular pulse rate, significant weight gain or adult onset diabetes are being told by a doctor to investigate whether or not sleep apnea is the underlying culprit. OSA, with its recurrent nightly episodes of lowered blood oxygen content, is basically throwing a monkey wrench into the incredibly complex, beautiful machine that is the human body.

Sleep Apnea Surgicure is a physician-owned healthcare enterprise headquartered in Denver whose mission is to increase awareness among the general public about both the health risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and the potential surgical cure that the Get2REM MMA procedure can offer. Dr. Ochs and Dr. Robinson are well-versed in the intricacies of sleep disorders and the various ways in which patients might seek effective treatment. Persons tired of suffering through sleep apnea are encouraged to visit the Surgicure homepage learn more about the treatment options available to them.

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