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Guide to Treating Sleep Apnea in Malaysia (2020)

A common but potentially serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea can lead to various complications if left untreated. Breathing might stop during sleep cycles, often several dozen times a night, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, weight gain, depression, dangerous levels of daytime drowsiness, and even heart disease and stroke, making it crucial to both diagnose and treat sleep apnea appropriately.

What Is Sleep Apnea?
There are two distinct types of sleep apnea that affect individuals. 
The first, more common form of the sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when the muscles of the throat relax too much during sleep, resulting in the obstruction of airways. As these airways close, the body and brain will have lack of oxygen until the body’s autonomic response is to wake up partially in order to clear the obstruction.
The second type of sleep apnea, known as central sleep apnea, is neurological in nature. A condition where the brain doesn’t send…

Best ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialists in Malaysia (2020)

If you are looking for the best ENT Specialist in KL, Selangor or Klang Valley; this article was written with you in mind.

While most of you will know how to do a Google search to find an ENT specialist, the process of selecting the right one for you or your friends is not as simple as choosing one who is nearest to you based on Google search results.

We hope this article will shed some light for those in search of an ENT specialist in Malaysia.

What does an ENT Specialist do?
ENT (ear nose and throat) specialists are called medically as 'otolaryngologists' or even 'otorhinolaryngologists'. ENT Specialists or 'Otolaryngologists' (Oto = ear, rhino = nose, laryngo = voice box or throat) are medical doctors trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

To select an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist, many of us rely on a single recommen…

Sleep Apnea: Pengenalan, Rawatan dan Harga Mesin CPAP di Malaysia 2020

“Sleep apnea” adalah keadaan yang berlaku bila seseorang kerap berhenti bernafas ketika tidur. Setiap episod pernafasan akan terhenti selama 10 saat atau lebih. Ia boleh dikategorikan sebagai ringan, sederhana atau teruk berdasarkan kepada jumlah apnea dan kadar pernafasan yang rendah (hypopnea) dalam setiap jam. Jumlah episod “apnea” boleh berlaku diantara 5 ke 50.

“Sleep apnoea” boleh dikategorikan kepada 3 jenis:
“Obstructive sleep apnea” “Central sleep apnea” “Mixed sleep apnea”. Topik ini memberi tumpuan kepada “Obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA). Penyakit ini tiga kali lebih banyak melibatkan lelaki daripada perempuan pada usia melebihi 30 tahun.

Tahap Keterukan Penyakit

“Tahap penyakit “sleep apnoea” bergantung kepada kekerapan gangguan pernafasan. Anggaran di bawah boleh digunakan sebagai panduan:
Normal- kurang daripada lima dalam setiap jam Ringan -5 ke 14 gangguan pernafasan dalam setiap jam Sederhana – 15- 30 gangguan pernafasan dalam setiap jam Teruk- lebih 30 gangguan pernafasa…