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Dr. Ronald S. Ghiz to Explain Sleep Apnea Risks and Dental Treatment on “American Health Front”
Snoring is more than just a nightly occurrence that may irritate your partner; but could be an indication of a more serious underlying Sleep Disordered Breathing known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. Sleep Apnea affects more than 40 million Americans, most of which are undiagnosed. Most individuals with untreated sleep apnea are unaware of the health implications. Dr. Ronald S. Ghiz, of Madison Avenue’s RSG Dental Healthcare has been changing awareness for some 20+ years. Dr. Ghiz will be appearing on NBC’s “American Health Front” on Sunday, August 26th, between 2:00pm and 2:30pm to discuss Obstructive Sleep Apnea, its effects, and what can be done to treat it.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea refers to a repetitive respiratory obstruction that occurs when the airway at the back of the throat narrows and completely closes for intervals of ten seconds or longer. This interruption in airflow can have severe effects on the cardiovascular system, by decreasing oxygen entering the bloodstream which has can have a tremendous negative impact on the entire body especially the heart and brain. Over time, the resulting damage can lead to cardiovascular disease; elevated blood pressure, stroke and heart failure.
A comprehensive examination and diagnosis followed by corrective measures including lifestyle changes are essential to preserving your overall health and eliminating the severe risks of OSA. Dr. Ghiz will briefly outline important factors during his limited Sunday appearance on NBC’s “American Health Front”. The causes and severity for each individual sleep apnea patient is paramount in order to determine the most effective treatment possible, therefore, an overnight sleep test or polysmnography is mandatory. Treatment modalities are comprised of a face mask delivering Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), oral appliance therapy and varied surgeries. Having been in the field of sleep apnea dentistry for over twenty years, Dr. Ghiz has worked closely with his patients to provide an effective treatment to reduce or eliminate sleep apnea and its effects. However, at the same time therapy should be comfortable and practical for a high level of compliance Full patient compliance is of utmost importance in any therapy for treatment to be successful, having said that CPAP, unfortunately has a low compliance rate for various reasons. Oral appliance therapy has been shown to be most effective for the treatment of OSA and a great alternative to CPAP in many cases.
If you know of anyone who may snore, have a labored night’s sleep or wake up tired you may want to nicely “nudge” them to seek an exam and evaluation for possible sleep apnea. This could have a profound effect on their health, life and those around them. For further details on sleep apnea and options, watch Dr. Ronald S. Ghiz on NBC’s “American Health Front” (New York’s Channel 4), Sunday, August 26th, between 2:00pm and 2:30pm or simply call to arrange a consultation @ 212-759-9797.
Should you seek further information on sleep apnea please visit http://www.drghiz.com He is located @ 488Madison Ave. corner of 52nd Street New York City.