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Forthcoming event to raise awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Date: 01 October 2014 11:09

Wednesday 15th October at 7pm at the Ramada Plaza, Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DZ with Dot Price, Senior Chief Clinical Physiologist at 
 Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep.   It is a relatively common condition that affects more men than women. In the UK, it is estimated that around 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women have OSA, which is often associated with being overweight.  Symptoms of sleep apnoea include loud snoring and repeated interruptions to sleep caused by OSA can also make the person feel very tired during the day.  A person with OSA will usually have no memory of breathlessness, so they are often unaware that they are not getting a proper night's sleep.

During the talk Dot, who runs the sleep apnoea clinic here at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital will discuss, in lay person’s terms, the condition and the risks associated with it, along with the treatment currently available.  There will also be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask any questions they may have regarding this subject.  In addition to this there will be a CPAP machine and masks at the event to provide attendees with a demonstration of this form of treatment.

All are invited to attend this free health awareness event which promises to be both informative and interesting.  To book your place please contact the Membership Office on 0151 600 1410 or by emailing membership.office@lhch.nhs.uk

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