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Dr. George Jones will explain the WHY and the HOW of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea connections:
- WHY is High Blood Pressure a symptom of SA?
- WHY is Acid Reflux (GERD) a symptom of SA?
- WHY is Diabetes a symptom of SA?
Dr. Jones will explain these relationships and their physiology.
Learn the risk factors and HOW they contribute to OSA:
- Excess weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing. However, not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight. Thin people develop OSA, too.
- Neck circumference. People with a thicker neck may have a narrower airway.
- A narrowed airway. You may have inherited a naturally narrow throat. Or, your tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged, which can block your airway. An enlarged or inflamed uvula will block the airway.
- Being male. Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea. However, women increase their risk if they’re overweight, and their risk also appears to rise after menopause.
- Age. Sleep apnea occurs significantly more often in adults over 60.
- Family history. If you have family members with sleep apnea, you may be at increased risk.
- Race. In people under 35 years old, blacks are more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea.
- Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. These substances relax the muscles in your throat.
- Smoking. Smokers are three times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than are people who’ve never smoked. Smoking may increase the amount of inflammation and fluid retention in the upper airway. This risk likely drops after you quit smoking.
- Nasal congestion. If you have difficulty breathing through your nose — whether it’s from an anatomical problem or allergies — you’re more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.
Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist. Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands and discovers sleep problems. Read more about this inside Sleep Magazine: www.TheSleepMagazine.com See the Two day course outline and register here: http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003035
Dr. Jones will continue to mentor you after the seminar to give you the confidence to be a Sleep Medicine Doctor.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) appraisal is one of the most widely used tools to measure healthy body weight. This ratio of height to weight will help assess whether you are underweight, normal weight or overweight.
|Category||BMI range – kg/m2||BMI Prime|
|Very severely underweight||less than 15||less than 0.60|
|Severely underweight||from 15.0 to 16.0||from 0.60 to 0.64|
|Underweight||from 16.0 to 18.5||from 0.64 to 0.74|
|Normal (healthy weight)||from 18.5 to 25||from 0.74 to 1.0|
|Overweight||from 25 to 30||from 1.0 to 1.2|
|Obese Class I (Moderately obese)||from 30 to 35||from 1.2 to 1.4|
|Obese Class II (Severely obese)||from 35 to 40||from 1.4 to 1.6|
|Obese Class III (Very severely obese)||over 40||over 1.6|