Sleep Apnea Complications in Houston, TX

Sleep Apnea Complications: Understanding the Risks

Why Address Sleep Apnea Complications?

Sleep apnea is more than just a disruptive sleep disorder—it can have significant effects on your overall health and well-being. Left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of developing several medical conditions, including:

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Sleep apnea can contribute to the development or worsening of hypertension, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.
  • Acid Reflux (GERD): The interruptions in breathing during sleep caused by sleep apnea can lead to changes in intra-abdominal pressure, increasing the likelihood of acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Obesity: Sleep apnea and obesity often go hand in hand, as excess weight can contribute to airway obstruction during sleep. Conversely, sleep apnea can make it more challenging to lose weight, creating a vicious cycle.

How Sleep Houston Can Help

At Sleep Houston, we understand the importance of addressing sleep apnea and its potential complications proactively. Dr. Schleicher and our team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, offering a range of solutions tailored to each patient's unique needs.

  • Comprehensive Evaluations: We conduct thorough evaluations to accurately diagnose sleep apnea and assess its impact on your health, including monitoring for hypertension and acid reflux symptoms.
  • Innovative Treatment Options: From Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy to lifestyle modifications, we offer solutions aimed at reducing sleep apnea symptoms and managing associated conditions like hypertension and acid reflux.
  • Weight Management Support: If obesity is a complicating factor, we provide guidance on weight management strategies to help improve sleep apnea outcomes and overall health.
  • Ongoing Support: Our team is here to support you every step of the way on your journey to better sleep health. Whether you have questions about your treatment plan or need assistance with CPAP usage, we're here to provide the guidance and encouragement you need to succeed.
Don't Let Sleep Apnea Complications Impact Your HealthIf you suspect you may have sleep apnea or are experiencing symptoms such as snoring, daytime fatigue, or morning headaches, don't wait to seek help. Contact Sleep Houston today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schleicher and take the first step towards better sleep and improved health.

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