Snoring & Sleep Apnea - Patient Education
Gordon describes the prevalence of snoring and the many physical and psychological problems it causes, the 3 types of sleep apnea (obstructive, central, and complex), and the seriousness of these conditions. Images of the anatomy of the mouth, tongue, and throat are used to illustrate for patients both snoring and sleep apnea. It is emphasized that a home sleep test and consultation with Board Certified Sleep Physicians are necessary to determine the severity of sleep apnea before the patient should be treated for snoring. Treatment options are discussed, including CPAP and various oral appliances, as well as possible side effects. Gordon discusses the advantages, disadvantages, relative costs, risks, and results of doing nothing. Patients are told to consult with their practitioner to determine what can be done in their specific situation.
Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses (Nationally or Locally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 6/1/18 to 5/31/21. Provider ID# 208521
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