Sleep Apnea

OSA – Missed or Misdiagnosed?

he CDC estimates that nearly 20% of adults in the US have some form of Sleep Apnea. Additionally, 80-90% of individuals with OSA are undiagnosed. There are many factors that contribute to this high of a percentage.

50% patients with mild-moderate OSA won’t experience any symptoms directly, They may, however, see some long-term effects such as being at a higher risk for chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease. Many of those with OSA won’t be made aware of their condition until the damage has been done.

 Even if they do have symptoms, they may not realize how problematic they are. OSA symptoms can be as subtle as simply being more tired during the day. This may be easy for some to ignore but it can have detrimental long term effects. 

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