KENS-TV: Dr. Lano on Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Dr. Charles Lano appeared on KENS-TV to discuss how sleep apnea sufferers may have long-term medical complications if inot treated early on. 

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person’s breathing stops and starts. It is potentially serious, because sudden drops in the levels of oxygen in your blood can increase blood pressure and strain your cardiovascular system. When you have sleep apnea, you may not be getting a good night’s sleep and that can also have serious side effects like memory loss. 

See the interview here

Author
Charles F Lano, JR., MD Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Sleep Medicine Specialist, Fellow in Allergy

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