Each evening when we close our eyes, we surrender ourselves to a state of disconnection and vulnerability, expecting to be safe, restored, and comforted upon awakening. Your sleep and overall health can be adversely affected if you suffer from snoring, breathing disorders, airway obstruction, or sleep apnea. The effects of having any one of these disorders can be detrimental to one's health.
At FCLA, we are equipped to diagnose these problems and provide effective treatment options. Using a state-of-the-art, non-invasive airway scan, FCLA doctors can accurately measure your airway as a first step in providing effective treatment for snoring and airway obstruction.
Researchers at FCLA are currently conducting a landmark study comprised of more than 1,500 patients ranging in age from young children to teenagers, young adults, middle aged adults, and seniors. This study will be submitted for publication in the summer of 2010.
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UPRS) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), conditions caused by a collapse or a partial collapse or obstruction of the upper airway during sleep.
Nocturnal narrowing or obstruction may be limited to one part or may involve all of the upper airway passages including the nose, palate, and base of the tongue.
FCLA offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for sleep apnea that can dramatically improve our patients’ lives.