FAQ for sleep apnea

Written by: Dr.Prof. Francisco Hernández Altemir
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is sleep apnea?


Sleep apnea is a respiratory dysfunction, not infrequently, with systemic repercussion.

Is it a serious illness?


It would not be a disease, they are very varied and now, the diseases or pathologies that can determine it or even be that dysfunction, the cause of true ailments.


What symptoms does it present and who is at risk of suffering it?


As almost always something that affects the human being, the symptoms, as it could not be less, are common for many processes and in the case at hand, the symptom princeps, due to the intermittent interruption of the passage of air, via air in its search lung, can be manifested especially in the day to day of the adult, by others more noticeable to own and strangers: irritability, drowsiness, fatigue, lack of concentration and competitiveness, snoring, cardiopulmonary arrhythmias and innumerable, etc.. All born, can suffer at any stage of his life, sometimes by malformations and / or congenital deformities or apparent tonsils and / or adenoids and non-smokers, drinkers, frequent uncontrolled obese and also, anyone, who is in the environment of the metabolic syndrome (look for).


How is apnea treated?


Above all, based on a correct diagnosis, which is not always easy and that is not only responsible Primary Care physicians: also Generalists, Dentists and Stomatologists. The collaboration of the Family, the Society in general and Entities and Estates is required (DGT: accidents). Already, of facultative Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Neurophysiologists, Otolaryngologists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and many other Specialties, that can and should adhere to the monitoring and control of these patients and their complex medical-surgical treatment.


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What is sleep apnea?

Professor Dr. Don Francisco Hernández Altemir

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr.Prof. Francisco Hernández Altemir
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eminence internationally in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prof. Dr. Francisco Hernandez Altemir is also Medical Stomatologist, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Founding Member of the European Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, founder of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Aragonese Community and Assistant Professor Extraordinary at the University of Zaragoza. Pioneer cephalometric and panoramic radiography in Spain, with reference to these techniques has numerous technology patents scientific contributions such as vibrating ultrasonic surgical instruments, cardiac massage instruments, surgical gloves, face mask, etc.


Special meaning in the Medical-Surgical and environment would be meant as applied universally, among others (you) your work and surgical techniques, Transcraneofaciales Access to the Skull Base and adjacent structures for exploration and / or extirpation of tumors and / or pathologies, hitherto inaccessible rarely, if not through mutilation by this fact, became unthinkable. Also note, how was impeller, diffuser and creator of techniques on the management of the airway as intubation Nasotracheal low fibroscopy and more recently endotracheal intubation by Via Submental that is preventing many tracheostomy, making it well means facilitate patient comfort and enhance the activity of Oral Surgery and Head and Neck.




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