We now know that failing to treat sleep apnea can increase a patient’s risk for diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure, weight gain, and car accidents. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Van Nuys, California (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Aviisha Medical Institute, an industry leader in home sleep testing and treatment, will help sponsor the Long Beach Pajama Run to help raise funds and awareness for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. The event, which features live music, a health and fitness expo, free fitness classes, and a 1 mile, 5K, and 10K run, will be held this Saturday, June 30th, in Long Beach, California.
“Aviisha has always been committed to raising awareness about sleep disorders like sleep apnea,” said Dr. Avi Ishaaya, Aviisha’s CEO. “Events like these are a great way to educate people about the dangers and signs of sleep apnea.” Sleep apnea is a disease that afflicts 1 in every 5 Americans in mild form or worse, but roughly 85% of sufferers remain undiagnosed. Untreated sufferers experience daytime sleepiness, memory and concentration difficulties, and mood disturbances.
Worse yet, sleep apnea has been linked to a wide array of serious medical conditions. “We now know that failing to treat sleep apnea can increase a patient’s risk for diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure, weight gain, and car accidents. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg,” noted Dr. Avi. In the past two months alone, sleep apnea has been linked to higher risk of cancer, silent strokes, depression, behavioral problems in children, childhood-onset diabetes, sexual dysfunction, memory problems, and even death. “We’re seeing studies about the effects of sleep apnea and the benefits of treatment being published at a record pace.”
Aviisha is a pioneer in home sleep apnea care and the creator of the total sleep apnea solution. The company offers screening, home sleep testing, AutoPAP treatment, and long-term compliance management—everything a patient needs to address sleep apnea. With home testing, patients can get tested in the comfort and privacy of their home in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional sleep testing.
Aviisha will have free screening tools available at the Long Beach Pajama Run on Saturday and will be giving away gifts at its booth. Sleep technicians will also be on staff to answer questions about sleep apnea.
About Dr. Avi
Dr. Avi Ishaaya is a quadruple-boarded physician practicing in Los Angeles. He is board-certified in Sleep, Pulmonary, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics Medicine. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA with honors at age 19 and graduated Medical School by age 23. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Avi is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has been featured on FOX News, the Dennis Prager Show, MD-VOD, KTLA, and other television and radio programs. He is the author of the Aviisha Guide to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (digital book).
Aviisha, a national leader in home sleep care, works with physicians and patients around the country to provide comprehensive, convenient, affordable, and expedient services to address the emerging sleep apnea epidemic. Aviisha’s services include screening, home sleep testing, treatment, compliance management, and education. Additionally, Aviisha operates fully accredited sleep labs in Southern California and the MD Home Sleep Program which enables both sleep and non-sleep physicians to diagnose and treat sleep apnea.