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  1. 1. www.medicalsleep.com Dallas – DeSoto-Waxahachie 972-709-7190
  2. 2. Sleep Apnea <ul><li>What It Is and Why It Matters </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Charnock, MD. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is Sleep Apnea Common? <ul><li>Over 90% of patients undergoing surgery for weight loss have sleep apnea </li></ul><ul><li>P.T. Haltowetl et al. / The American Journal of Surgery 193 (2007) 364-367 </li></ul><ul><li>Most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it, even though </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep Apnea is one of the easiest sleep disorders to diagnose and treat </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sleep Apnea Symptoms <ul><li>Nighttime </li></ul><ul><li>Snoring </li></ul><ul><li>Choking </li></ul><ul><li>Gasping </li></ul><ul><li>Restless Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent Urination </li></ul><ul><li>Daytime </li></ul><ul><li>Sleepiness </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Job Performance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Care? <ul><li>Medical Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular Heart Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Social Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive Sleepiness </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Job Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Depressed Mood </li></ul><ul><li>Auto & Work Accidents </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Untreated Sleep Apnea significantly increases the risk of complications from any surgery, even surgery for weight loss. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sleep Apnea and Crash Risk <ul><li>Sleep Apnea increases car crash risk 15 times Sleep 2000 May 1;23(3):383-9 </li></ul><ul><li>But… </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment of Sleep Apnea reduces risk to normal! Eur Respir J, 1996, 9, 2606–2611 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Do you snore most nights? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you gasp or choke most nights? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you quit breathing in your sleep most nights? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes to 2 of these questions equals a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> 70% risk of Sleep Apnea </li></ul></ul>Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
  9. 9. <ul><li>A sleep study will tell you if you have Sleep Apnea </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment of Sleep Apnea reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, auto accidents, & surgical complications. </li></ul><ul><li>Most patients experience their best results with CPAP </li></ul>What If You Have Sleep Apnea?
  10. 10. Where Should You Have Your Sleep Study? <ul><li>Studies show your treatment is best when you go to a center that is : </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Physicians, Board Certified in Sleep Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>And has a CPAP compliance program </li></ul><ul><li>Baylor’s center has both </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Reduce risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke and surgical complications </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce medical expenses by 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risk of fatigue related accidents </li></ul>Why Treat Sleep Apnea FEEL BETTER !!!

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