The pressures that build up in the chest as you struggle to breathe against a closed airway can also affect heart function.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
We’re hearing and learning more about it. The rise of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) in communities is at a staggering high. It’s estimated by the AADSM, that nearly 70 million people have OSA, a disorder which causes the breath to cease during sleep, some experiencing up to a minute without breath. What’s more dangerous than actually having the disorder? The shared risk factors associated with OSA, including higher risk for insulin resistance, heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, and stroke. Dental Sleep Medicine education company, Sleep Group Solutions hosts two-day lectures on the topic, for dentists and hygienists to learn their role in screening and treating snoring and sleep apnea. Upcoming Philadelphia course on May 2-3rd is open to Dentists and Hygienists.
With OSA awareness becoming more prevalent, doctors and companies like Sleep Group Solutions are taking a stand on the fight against OSA. Advanced technology, education, in office training and leading industry seminars are helping dentists better understand OSA, and shared risk factors involved. Dr. George Jones from Sunset Beach, NC, has been providing sleep apnea treatment in-house for several years, and understands the comorbidities and shared risk factors of the deadly disorder. “When a person with obstructive sleep apnea stops breathing, he or she wakes up. This interrupts sleep and stimulates the cardiovascular system. Blood pressure goes up in the vessels and in the lungs. The pressures that build up in the chest as you struggle to breathe against a closed airway can also affect heart function,” says Dr. Jones.
“Even while awake, people with obstructive sleep apnea have higher heart rates and more variable blood pressure than people without sleep apnea,” shares Dr. George Jones. “When we help our patients breathe without obstruction, we see vast improvements in their overall health.” Many of Dr. Jones’s patients treated with oral appliances have experienced a drastic decline, if not disappearance, in high blood pressure, as well as depression, anxiety and fatigue.
Thanks to the efforts of research, published studies, and case reviews, the treatment of OSA is more readily available, and dentists across the country are stepping up to help those in need. For more information on sleep apnea, and information on how to attend a sleep medicine seminar, please log onto Sleep Group Solutions. For more information on the Philadelphia lecture, click here.
About Dr. George Jones
Dr. George Jones is a native of Wheeling, WV and earned his BS in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University. He received his Dental Degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and relocated to coastal North Carolina in 2003. Over the years, Dr. Jones has served as a consultant and evaluator for several dental manufacturers and maintains a private practice in Sunset Beach, NC.
About Sleep Group Solutions
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. SGS offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients who present with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. Most procedures are reimbursed by Medicare and private insurance. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice.