Associated Health Risks

Early Detection

-the key to reducing or avoiding related illness

Early detection of sleep apnea and proper treatment can not only help you feel better today, but it can also help you avoid more serious illness or reduce the severity of those illnesses.

Do you have:

Diabetes?
Hypertension?
Heart Disease?
Depression or Anxiety?
Acid Reflux?

Have you had:

A stroke?
Heart Attack?
Erectile Dysfunction?

All of these things can be caused by sleep apnea.

Medical conditions that can result from or be worsened by sleep apnea:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • ADD / ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Dementia
  • Asthma or COPD
  • Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Nocturia (frequent urination at night)
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee has been successfully treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea for 25 years.  A recent study, which included 5000 consecutive patients, revealed that nearly 80% of our patients use their CPAP long-term compared to 40% nationally.  That’s almost twice as many of our patients who wear their CPAP which lead to better outcomes. That’s a number we’re proud of, and we’re working hard to see to it that all of our patients follow their treatment plans to feel better and experience the benefits! 

If you’re currently suffering from or experiencing any of the medical conditions listed above, treatment of sleep apnea has been shown to improve the symptoms and/or decrease the risk of each of the above associated diseases.  

Find out more about proper diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.

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