Sleep apnea is one of the most common forms of breathing disorders. Obese, middle-aged, loudly and irregulagularly snoring men are the most commonly affected group of patients. Family members of the patient can observe apnea lasting up to 2 minutes. The pause in breathing ends with a loud, rapid snore, which is assiociated with short period of awakening (which is not remembered by the patient). Such pauses in breathing are often registered up 50-60 per hour.
Frequent apnea, frequent and deep hypoxia and increased sympathethic activity of the body lead to the developement of cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, cardiac arythmia, stroke). Frequent awakenings, on the other hand, lead to the developement of the phenomenon called defragmentation of the sleep, which leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and increased risk of traffic eccidents.
In the MD Clinic we offer you comprehensive diagnostics of sleep apnea:
- EMBLETTA set, medical test performed in a patient’s home
- attempt of treatment with CPAP (Continous Positive Airway Pressure), treatment lasts 5 days
The diagnostics and treatment of the sleep apnea is performed by specialist in lung diseases, PhD MD Peter Korczyński