Computed tomography (CT) imaging, also referred to as a computed axial tomography (CAT) scan, involves the use of rotating x-ray equipment, combined with a digital computer, to obtain images of the body. Using CT imaging, cross sectional images of body organs and tissues can be produced. Though there are many other imaging techniques, CT imaging has the unique ability to offer clear images of different types of tissue. CT imaging can provide views of soft tissue, bone, muscle, and blood vessels, without sacrificing clarity. Other imaging techniques are much more limited in the types of images they can provide.
What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
OSA is a common disorder that causes breathing pauses while you sleep. These breathing pauses may occur 30 times or more an hour. As a result, your quality of sleep suffers, making you tired during the day.
What causes OSA?
-enlarged tongue and/or tonsils
OSA can increase the risk of:
-high blood pressure
-heart attacks, stroke, or irregular heart beats
-severe weight gain
-loss of libido
-work-related or driving accidents
Optisleep is an advanced oral appliance by design. It helps control your OSA and offers great comfort from the start. OSA must be diagnosed by a Physician first. Please call us for a free consultation.