Dr. Avi Weisfogel: Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea

In an article from Pr Newswire Dr. Avi Weisfogel is shown his various methods on ways that people can get treated for their sleep apnea, undiagnosed forms of sleep apnea, and how to bring awareness to it. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person has short interruptions of breathing in his or her sleep. Although this seems minor, it can lead to various other dangers that people might not think about.

 

Since Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been a dentist, he has seen the effects of sleep apnea. In 1999, he established his first dental practice, where he has received numerous awards for his work. As he continued to establish himself in dentistry, he started to research the way that sleep apnea affects the health of the people who have it. Fifteen years after he started his dental practice, he established Dental Sleep Masters. What Dental Sleep Masters specializes in is that it helps bring awareness to the dentists whose patients suffer from sleep apnea, and how they can treat their patients. Also, he has various methods on how people can be treated for it, including implants that can be inserted into people who suffer from it, or having patients go to clinics for treatment.

 

The shortness of breath when someone is sleeping might seem small, but it can lead to serious illnesses later on. In the article Dr. Avi Weisfogel has noted the various problems that could occur if a person has untreated sleep apnea, “New research has helped to show the correlation between sleep apnea and serious conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. With the surfacing of these serious complications comes a renewed study and sense of urgency to find treatments for sleep apnea.” With such side-effects, he wants to make sure that dentists know when a patient is in need.

 

Dr. Weisfogel also wants to bring awareness to those who suffer from sleep apnea, “Roughly 90% of people that suffer from this disorder remain undiagnosed.”