80 million adults have sleep apnea; only 1 in 5 are diagnosed
Experts to lead discussion on sleep apnea, treatment options
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates is holding a community event focusing on sleep apnea, a common condition that affects a person’s breathing during sleep. The event, free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the PCCMA Sleep Center at 50 N. 12th St. in Lemoyne.
More than 18 million adults in the United States have sleep apnea, but only about 20 percent have been diagnosed. A person with sleep apnea has times during sleep during which air cannot flow normally into the lungs. These pauses in airflow can occur off and on during sleep, and cause a person to wake up from a sound sleep. If sleep apnea is not treated, serious health problems may develop including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.
Attendees will learn about sleep apnea symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Patients previously diagnosed with sleep apnea are also encouraged to attend to ask questions about treatment options and hear from other patients.
PCCMA Sleep Center Manager Salvatore Santelli, RPSGT, CSE and Respiratory Therapist Trevor Burns, BS, RRT will lead the discussion.
Space is limited. To register, contact Trevor at (717) 629–7168.