FAQs: Arrhythmia And Sleep Apnea

Have you been experiencing what you think is an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia? If so, there are many reasons this may be happening. In addition, what you think feels like a palpitation or other flutter in your chest may not be associated with your heart at all. If this all seems a bit vague and confusing, we’ve got a very serious response to that: It is! This, of course, is why it’s absolutely essential that you visit a professional for a diagnosis. Learn more about the symptom and how it may relate to undiagnosed sleep apnea with an FAQs session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I know if I have an irregular heartbeat or if it’s something else?

Answer: We strongly encourage you to visit your general practitioner. It is essential to determine whether you’re experiencing an issue with your heart or if another symptom is mimicking the sensation of a palpitation, which is always a possibility.

Question: What types of symptoms might I also experience along with an irregular heartbeat that would point to an underlying sleep apnea problem?

Answer: You might also feel extremely tired, moody, irritable, and your fatigue will continue to grow. You may also experience headaches, a sore throat, dry mouth, and high blood pressure.

Question: If it turns out that I have sleep apnea, will you be able to help?

Answer: Of course. We will be happy to speak with you about your sleep apnea, help determine whether this issue is affecting you, and present you with treatment options, so you can resume nightly rest that is safe and sound.

See Us For A Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Remember that if you think you might be dealing with sleep apnea, the best thing to do is to receive a diagnosis and then move ahead with treatment (if you need it). James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.

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