Sleep apnea has a reputation as being a mild condition. This is largely a product of the medical establishment ignoring the condition for decades. But new research is increasingly indicating that sleep apnea is a serious disease that merits the attention of all who are concerned with its treatment.
Being associated strongly with nearly every major cause of death in the United States, sleep apnea represents both a strong primary and secondary cause of mortality. Among the secondary causes of death that are closely associated with this terrible ailment are heart attack, stroke, diabetes and severe lung dysfunction. Many people with sleep apnea end up having shortened life expectancies, in some cases amounting to more than 10 years of life being shaved off their expected lifespan and more information click here.
But there are also primary causes of death that are attributable sleep apnea. These include fatal cardiac arrhythmias, cerebral hypoxia and flat-out asphyxiation. It is estimated that sleep apnea causes thousands of deaths, where it is identified as a primary cause of death, in the United States each year. The total number of excess fatalities caused by sleep apnea as a secondary cause of death probably range into the tens of thousands and learn more about Avi Weisfogel.
Avi Weisfogel is one of Central New Jersey most successful dentists. Having grown his practice, Old Bridge Dental, into one of the largest dental practices in the state, Dr. Weisfogel has become a recognized name throughout much of his home stomping grounds. In the mid-2000’s, Dr. Weisfogel became aware of the fact that sleep apnea was a growing and serious health concern in the United States. He set out to do something about it, seeing dentists as a possible vanguard in the fight against excess deaths caused by sleep apnea.
Dr. Weisfogel went on to found Dental Sleep Masters, a company dedicated to providing seminars and educational materials to dentists, training them to become experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. The company has been a runaway success. Many of the students who have graduated have become so successful as sleep doctors that they have actually abandoned their traditional dental practices and his facebook.