Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Part 2

Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea is diagnosed by a sleep study (polysomnogram). The study is done at a sleep center in which a test sleep overnight will be done. Alternatively, at home sleep apnea text may also be used to diagnose OSA. During the sleep study, your breathing, heart rate and oxygen level will be monitored. 

Sleep apnea can be effectively treated, and there are a number of ways to do so. The choice of treatment will depend on the reason for and severity of the sleep apnea.

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Andrea G. Espinoza MD Board Certified Pulmonologist Board Certified LifeStyle Medicine

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