|By PR Newswire||
|August 7, 2014 07:23 PM EDT||
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expert in sleep apnea in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Radfar, now offers consultations for sleep apnea treatments. Sleep apnea affects about 5 percent of women and 7 percent of men, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is characterized by repetitive episodes of airway obstruction during sleep. Oral appliances are a popular first-line treatment that can help keep the airways open for better sleep.
A 20-year study, which was published in the "Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine," found that the risk of death is four times higher in people with moderate to severe sleep apnea. The risk of stroke, cancer and other serious health problems is also increased. The study adjusted for other risk factors, including smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index.
Sleep apnea occurs as a result of the airway obstruction, which causes the brain to rouse and reopen the airway. Some patients have apnea episodes dozens or even hundreds of times a night. This can increase long-term health risks such as obesity, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Proper treatment can help reduce the risk and alleviate common symptoms, such as daytime fatigue and irritability. According to Thousand Oaks central sleep apnea expert, Dr. Radar, "The condition can prevent restful sleep." The lack of sleep together with the reduced blood oxygen levels can have a profound effect on a person's health.
A consultation with Thousand Oaks severe sleep apnea expert, Dr. Radfar, can help sleep apnea patients get their health back on track while improving the overall quality of sleep. Dr. Radfar can evaluate the patient and make personalized recommendations based on contributing factors and individual health risks. Mouth guards are one option, but several treatments are available. Visit http://www.sleepapneathousandoaks.com for more information.
About Dr. Radfar, Expert in Sleep Apnea Devices Thousand Oaks
Dr. Radfar is a Thousand Oaks sleep apnea expert. He is a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry, and he has completed advanced courses that allow him to provide comprehensive dental care, including sleep apnea treatments. Today, Dr. Radfar is a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also been certified and accredited by the Kois Center for Advanced Dentistry and Progressive Orthodontics.
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