Category: Health

What is Sleep Disordered Breathing (SRB) and how to treat it?

The Professional Master’s Degree Sleep Medicine of TECH trains professionals with the latest updates to supply comprehensive treatment to patients suffering from this condition.

Most people occasionally experience sleep problems due to stress, hectic schedules, and other external influences, which can cause health, safety, and overall quality of life issues. For that reason, the Professional Master’s Degree Sleep Medicine designed by TECH addresses various sleep-related disorders, including respiratory disorders which are characterized by abnormal breathing patterns or pauses during breathing, as well as insufficient ventilation during sleep.

Considering the above, the purpose of this study is to check the patient’s breathing, body movements and responses during the night to see if the patient has a breathing disorder. This shows the severity of the patient’s disease, which is classified using the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI), the value shows the number of apneas and hypopneas the patient has each hour (< 5 to 30+).

Normal:  <5

Slight:   5 to <15

Moderate: 15 to <30

Severe: 30+

In addition to the patient’s AHI, oxygen saturation level, and in case of OSA, excessive daytime sleepiness will be considered in patient diagnosis. Once the results get ready, it can be discussed if there is a condition, … Read the rest

Health Care Reform

In the last few months we’ve seen a lot of Health Care Reform rules and regulations being introduced by the Health and Human Services Department. Every time that happens, the media gets hold of it and all kinds of articles are written in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the TV network news programs talk about it. All the analysts start talking about the pros and cons, and what it means to businesses and individuals.

The problem with this is, many times one writer looked at the regulation, and wrote a piece about it. Then other writers start using pieces from that first article and rewriting parts to fit their article. By the time the information gets widely distributed, the actual regulations and rules get twisted and distorted, and what actually shows up in the media sometimes just doesn’t truly represent the reality of what the regulations say.

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what is going on with ObamaCare, and one of the things that I’ve noticed in discussions with clients, is that there’s an underlying set of myths that people have picked up about health care reform that just aren’t true. But because of all … Read the rest