Downtown Medical Services

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We are treating the patients who have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea ( OSA). The first choice of treatment is CPAP machine


<p><strong>OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA</strong><br />Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the flow of air pauses or decreases during breathing while you are asleep because the airway has become narrowed, blocked, or floppy. A pause in breathing is called an apnea episode. A decrease in airflow during breathing is called a hypopnea episode. Almost everyone has brief apnea episodes while they sleep.</p> <p>The snoring in people with obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the air trying to squeeze through the narrowed or blocked airway. However, everyone who snores does not have sleep apnea. Sleeping on the back also increases sleep apnea episodes.</p> <p><strong>TREATMENT</strong><br />The goal is to keep the airway open so that breathing does not stop during sleep. The following lifestyle changes may relieve symptoms of sleep apnea in some people:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding alcohol or sedatives at bedtime, which can make symptoms worse</li> <li>Avoiding sleeping on the back may help with mild sleep apnea</li> <li>Losing weight may decrease the number of apnea spells during the night</li> </ul> <p>Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is now the first treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in most people. CPAP is delivered by a machine with a tight-fitting face mask. Some patients may need dental devices inserted into the mouth at night to keep the jaw forward.</p> <p>Surgery may be an option in some cases. <em>This may involve:</em></p> <ol> <li><em><strong>Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)</strong></em> - to remove excess tissue at the back of the throat. This surgery has not been proven to completely clear up sleep apnea. Long-term side effects are also possible.</li> <li><em><strong>More invasive surgeries</strong></em> - to correct problems with the face structures in rare cases when patients have severe sleep apnea and treatment has not helped</li> <li><em><strong>Tracheostomy</strong></em> - to create an opening in the windpipe to bypass the blocked airway if there are physical problems (rarely done)</li> </ol> <p><strong>Some of our current medical services include:</strong><strong><br /></strong>- <a href="">Internal Medicine</a> (Primary Care, Family Doctor)<br />- <a href="">General and Vascular Surgery</a><br />- <a href="">Gynecology</a><br />- Pulmonology<br />- Neurology<br />- <a href="">Pain Management</a><br />- <a href="">Gastroenterology</a><br />- Urology<br />- Orthopedic Surgery<br />- <a href="">Podiatry</a><br />- <a href="">Chiropractor</a><br />- <a href="">Physical Therapy</a><br />- Dentistry<br />- Ophthalmology<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><em><strong>Downtown Medical Services</strong></em><br /><em><strong>81 Willoughby Street, 4th floor</strong></em><br /><em><strong>Brooklyn, NY 11201</strong></em><br /><em><strong>718-522-3399 </strong></em></p>

Downtown Medical Services

81 Willoughby Street, 4th floor, Brooklyn,
New York, NY 11201,
United States


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