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Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and New Treatments

Date: Thursday, Sept. 5
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Where: Online
To view the webinar, register in the box to the right

 

older couple sleep apneaSleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. In fact, most people who have sleep apnea don't even know they have it because it only occurs while sleeping.

One of the most common types of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea can affect anyone, but it is more common in people who are overweight. With this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses, which can result in loud snoring. Not only does this condition deprive an individual of adequate rest, but it can also lead to serious health issues such as heart disease and stroke.

Join an interactive discussion with expert Michael Byrd, M.D. at Noon CST on Thursday, September 5th to learn about obstructive sleep apnea, including effects on the body and available treatment options. Dr. Michael Byrd will also host a live Q&A session and will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Topics

  • What causes sleep apnea?
  • What factors increase risk of sleep apnea?
  • How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
  • How does sleep apnea impact daily life?
  • What are the treatment options?

About the Host

Dr. Michael Byrd, M.D.

Dr. Michael Byrd

  • Serves as the director of ENT Sleep Disorders and Surgery Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Southeast
  • Serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School
  • Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Received Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, and the prestigious Bruce Hubbard Steward Award for his ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine