People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. When obstructive sleep apnea occurs, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat. This blocks the upper airway and airflow stops. When the oxygen level in the brain becomes low enough, the sleeper partially awakens, the obstruction in the throat clears, and the flow of air starts again, usually with a loud gasp. Repeated cycles of decreased oxygenation lead to very serious cardiovascular problems. Additionally, these individuals suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and loss of concentration.
Ear Nose and Throat Santa Rosa CA
ENT Specialist Christina Flores, MD, Santa Rosa CA, is an Otolaryngologist – an ear, nose, and throat specialist that helps to diagnose and treat problems involving the upper respiratory system. Our office is located at 3785 Brickway Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA.
Call us at Santa Rosa Office Phone Number 555-555-5555.
Ear Nose & Throat Procedures Santa Rosa CA
- sleep apnea surgery
- pillar procedure
- sinus surgery
- tympanostomy tubes
Sinus Surgery Santa Rosa CA
Sinus Surgery is one of the most common operations performed. Dr. Flores will review with you whether this procedure is the appropriate procedure to open possible sinus obstructions.
Colds, allergies, infections or other obstructions of the sinuses (i.e. deviated septum) can cause inflammation of the mucosa and block the drainage of the sinus cavities. If the sinuses become inflamed, Sinusitis can occur. The mucos becomes thicker and cannot pass through the openings and end up accumulating in the sinuses. Many symptoms can arise including fever, headaches, and pain over and underneath the eyes. Polyps form when mucosa becomes swollen by repeated infections. For more information about sinus surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Santa Rosa, CA at Santa Rosa Office Phone Number 555-555-5555.