Doctors for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Chickballapur, Hubli-Dharwad
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SBD) is the term given to a group of sleep disorders that are characterized by abnormal breathing patterns or insufficient ventilation during sleep. Various types of Sleep-Disordered Breathing are apnea and hypopnea. Hypopnea is when the person's breathing become shallow for 10 seconds or more during sleep. Apnea is when the breathing stops for 10 seconds or more. Sleep is disturbed and the person wakes up suddenly due to these disturbances in breathing.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of these Sleep-Disordered Breathing are done by general physicians who do polysomnograms followed with EEG, EOG and other similar procedures.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING TREATED?
Besides medication, Sleep-Disordered Breathing can be treated by lifestyle changes and losing weight. Also, certain therapies also help in treating this condition. Surgery is also an option after all other methods have failed to provide relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obesity can be one of the most common risk factor in developing Sleep-Disordered Breathing.