Delnor offers informational session on sleep apnea

By on May 25, 2011

GENEVA—When sleep patterns are affected, it could be Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. Sleep apnea is very common, and affects more than twelve million Americans.

“Because of the lack of awareness, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences,” said Dr. Sunil Desai, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center, and board certified in sleep medicine,

Join Dr. Sunil Desai on Wednesday, June 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Delnor Health and Wellness Center as he discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), cardiovascular and metabolic consequences; method of diagnosis, role of CPAP therapy in reducing CVA, atrial fibrillation, better blood sugar and weight loss. The event is free, but registration is required. Call (630) 208-3999.