Sleep apnea, a disorder affecting millions of Americans, can cause daytime fatigue and contribute to a host of serious health problems including heart disease. While the reasons for sleep apnea may vary, it is often caused by the collapsing of the soft tissues in the walls of the throat, which results in sleep interruption and loss of precious sleep time.
A common treatment for this type of sleep apnea is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device that forces oxygen into the airway. Atlantic General’s
Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center is currently offering a series of mask-fitting clinics for those patients prescribed a CPAP device to treat their sleep apnea.
Anyone who is experiencing any difficulty with the fit and comfort of their mask can attend the clinic. An appointment is necessary so that the appropriate amount of time if allotted for the session.
CPAP Mask Fitting Clinics
First and third Monday of every month
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center
Call 410-641-9726 to set up your individual appointment
Upcoming Clinic Dates:
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
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