Sleep Apnea in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sleep apnea is a more serious condition related to snoring. If you have sleep apnea, your throat muscles completely relax during sleep, causing the throat to close, which stops breathing for a prolonged period of time. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition and should receive medical attention from Dr. Lapco as soon as possible.
Sleep apnea is more common in people age 40 and older, postmenopausal women, and people with a family history of snoring. This condition may lead to fatigue, confusion, and memory loss. However, it can also lead to several complications such as hypertension, depression, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
This condition is diagnosed through a physical examination and a sleep test. Sleep tests monitors your body while you sleep, helping Dr. Lapco find the cause of your sleep apnea and how severe the condition is. After this assessment, he will have a better understanding of how to treat your sleep apnea.
With conditions like sleep apnea, Dr. Lapco suggests a continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), which is strapped on your face during sleep, providing pressurized air that prevents the throat to collapse. Additionally, surgery options to open the airway may include tonsillectomy, deviated septum repair and adenoidectomy.
If you think you suffer from sleep apnea, contact Dr. Lapco’s office today to schedule an appointment for diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Lapco’s Pompano Beach office is located in Broward County just 10 miles from Coral Springs and 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.