Are you suffering from obstructive sleep apnea? Has your doctor asked you to procure a CPAP device and have you procured it? If YES, that?s commendable and if NO then you must adhere with your doctor?s advice as it will enhance your well being in the long run.
What is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
It is a portable device recommended for patients suffering with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It works on the principle of positive airway pressure. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have cessation of normal breathing may be few or many times during the night leading to detrimental effects on the body like daytime sleepiness, increased chances of heart diseases, stroke and diabetes? occurrences, impaired cognition, memory etc. It may further dampen everyday?s functional ability. CPAP is a small portable tool which provides positive airway pressure to the lungs thereby managing the mechanical defect of airway obstructive. On applying CPAP the patient?s airway collapse which is mechanical problem is minimized and it facilitates normal oxygen supply to the brain and rest of the body. It is wise to adhere to the usage of CPAP device every night if it has been prescribed by your doctor. CPAP is a therapy supports OSA and does not cure it. Hence, it is important to note that patients of OSA should comply with CPAP therapy for best results.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY COMPLIANCE?
- Inmedicine,?compliance?(also adherence, capacitance) describes the degree to which a patient correctly follows?medical? Most commonly, it refers to medication or drug?compliance, but it can also apply to other situations such as?medical?device use, self care, self-directed exercises, or therapy sessions.
WHAT IS CPAP COMPLIANCE?
In Australia, there is dearth of knowledge with regards to sleep disorders, its symptoms as well as correct line of treatment. Even if it is well addressed by the doctor, patients refuse to cater to the right treatment (CPAP) due to various stigmas, home conditions, illiteracy, financial burden, poor support by caregivers etc. This leads to poor compliance towards CPAP therapy and the problem continues to prevail amongst the sufferers of OSA. It has been reported in a study that 70% of Queensland?s population suffers with OSA which clearly indicates the need of CPAP ACCEPTANCE & COMPLIANCE in the patients.
CPAP COMPLIANCE simply means adhering to the CPAP therapy and routinely following up with the treating physician for CPAP pressure adjustments, regular health assessments, managing improvements/detoriations in symptoms.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND CPAP COMPLIANCE PROGRAMME?
We, at Aviss health are continually working towards assessing, diagnosing, treating and promoting CPAP compliance amongst patients of OSA. We specialize in sleep disorders, CPAP therapy and indulge in providing CPAP COMPLIANCE PROGRAMME to our patients.
Meet?the best Sleep Specialist in Gold Coast at Aviss Health – Dr Himanshu Garg
Call us at 9871613322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details visit us at?www.goldcoastlungandsleep.com.au