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Beyond Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Other Potential Maladies that Respiratory Symptoms Signal

Obstructive sleep apnea can be a serious sleep disorder. Those exhibiting obstructive sleep apnea symptoms need to seek out obstructive sleep apnea treatments. South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center provides its patients with individualized treatment plans because no two patients’ symptoms are the same and neither are their treatments. This leads to a higher rate of success and increased patient comfort during the treatment process.

Sleep apnea testing and treatments offered at South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center include the following:

  • Home Sleep Testing
  • Minimally Invasive Palatal Stiffening
  • Minimally Invasive Nasal Procedures

If you’re trying to determine whether or not you have obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, these tests can get you the answers you need. In the event that you do have sleep apnea, South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center has a variety of obstructive sleep apnea treatments available.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Health Issues

As with any ailment, obstructive sleep apnea has a variety of symptoms, including the following:

  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Fogginess
  • Insomnia
  • Sudden Mood Changes
  • Dry Mouth and Sore Throat upon Waking
  • Episodes of Stopped Breathing
  • Persistent Snoring

Failure to treat obstructive sleep apnea symptoms can result in serious health issues. These can include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart Disease including Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Central Obesity

When a Doctor Is Needed

It can be challenging to understand when you need to speak with a medical professional regarding the symptoms you’re experiencing. If your significant other sees you exhibiting any of the following, then medical intervention is recommended:

  • Snoring loudly enough to wake yourself or others up from sleeping
  • Waking up and being unable to properly breath
  • Sensations of choking or trouble swallowing
  • Observed episodes of breathing starting and stopping during sleep
  • Excessive drowsiness, including headaches in the morning

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatments

Not all forms of obstructive sleep apnea are created equal. Some are mild, while others are severe. Regardless of the severity of the sleep apnea, treatment is critical because if left unattended the long-term damage can be dire.

Your medical risks and those associated with family members also come into play. For example, if you’re at risk for heart disease, then it may be recommended that you are treated for mild sleep apnea.

South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center offers procedures that are minimally invasive, many of which were developed by Dr. Lee M. Mandel himself. With 29 years of experience, Dr. Mandel has set the standard for snoring, sinus, and allergy care across the United States. He’s Double Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery, and he is widely considered a pioneer in designing the least invasive obstructive sleep apnea treatments possible.

Schedule an Appointment with Sleep Apnea Specialists Today

With two locations in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation, South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center provides localized, patient-focused care. There’s no need to fly to a specialist when exhibiting obstructive sleep apnea symptoms when the specialist is in your own backyard. Better yet, all surgical procedures are performed in our state-certified Level III surgical suites. Request an appointment online or call 954-983-1211 today to get the help you need for your snoring or sleep issues with our trusted obstructive sleep apnea treatments.