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The leadership of Choice Respiratory Care Inc. and its employees hold patient care in high regard. We feel that by continuing to focus on the patient as a top priority, while always striving to offer the latest in respiratory equipment technology, we will effectively continue to support the growing need for home care services within our geographically defined area.

Choice Respiratory Care Inc. is committed to strengthening our position through streamlined processes and strict financial planning, while maintaining strong relationships with our clients and referral sources.

Diagonis & Treatment
   
  Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder that affects millions of men, women, and children but is often undiagnosed, despite the potentially serious consequences of the disorder. It is estimated that at least ten million Americans have unrecognized sleep apnea.

It occurs when tissues in the throat collapse and block the flow of air in and out of the lungs during sleep. There is no airflow despite efforts to breathe. People with sleep apnea struggle to breathe again and again, making restful sleep impossible. The lack of restful sleep affects daytime alertness and functioning. During both night and day, a person with sleep apnea experiences a decrease in his or her quality of life. However, sleep apnea is a treatable disorder.


What it means

"Apnea" is a Greek word meaning "without breath"; those with sleep apnea literally stop breathing in their sleep. An apnea is clinically defined in adults as a cessation of breath that lasts at least ten seconds and in children as a cessation of breath that lasts the equivalent of two-and-a-half missed breaths. With each apnea, the oxygen level in the bloodstream typically drops.

The brain receives a signal to arouse the person from sleep in order to resume breathing, but consequently sleep is extremely fragmented and of poor quality. People with untreated sleep apnea are generally not even aware of the awakenings but only of being sleepy during the day.

They may, however, realize that they snore or gasp for air during sleep. Loud snoring punctuated with periods of silence (the apneas) is typical but not always present, especially with children.


Consequences

Consequences of untreated sleep apnea include high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, and weight gain. People with untreated sleep apnea may also complain of falling asleep inappropriately, morning headaches, memory problems, feelings of depression, reflux, nocturia (a need to use the bathroom frequently at night), and impotence. Children with untreated apnea may be hyperactive. Untreated sleep apnea, like sleep deprivation, may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle accidents. Apnea is a concern with certain medications and general anesthesia.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for sleep apnea include a family history of sleep apnea, excess weight, a large neck, a recessed chin, male sex, abnormalities in the structure of the upper airway, ethnicity (African Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Mexicans), smoking, and alcohol use. Yet sleep apnea can affect both males and females, including children of all ages, and any weight.
 
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Choice News

 

Nachole Jagielski

Welcome Nachole to the staff and a full-time in office Respiratory Therapist available Monday-Friday to assist patients with therapy questions
Welcome Sarah Howard to the Customer Service Department. Sarah will be handling new orders and incoming calls.

 
  On June 10, 2012 several staff members will be participating in this years March of Dimes walk in Honor of Mason Hischar. The staff is currently raising money to help support the cause and Choice will be a corporate sponsor of the event for Team Mason.
 
On April 27, 2012 several staff members attended the first annual benefit for Jameson's Army at the Le Monte in Pittsburgh. Choice was an exclusive sponsor for the event. Several staff members bid on auction items to help the organization raise awareness about Congenital Heart Disease
 
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