Mercy Doctor to Speak at Sleep Apnea Seminar

September 25, 2014

Did you sleep well last night? All that tossing and turning may be not be from stress or anxiety, but from sleep apnea. It’s a common disorder but it often goes undiagnosed.

To help patients lower their complication risks, Mercy St. Francis Hospital is hosting a sleep apnea seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Dr. Tammy Albrecht will speak at the course, which is part of the hospital’s diabetic education series.

“Sleep apnea isn’t something you’ll catch during a regular doctor’s visit,” said Dr. Albrecht.”We’ll talk about the stats – including the fact that it’s the leading cause of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and it’s closely related to diabetes. However, it is preventable and curable in most cases.”

The free seminar on Oct. 15 will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room at Mercy St. Francis Hospital at 100 W. US Highway 60. Snacks and door prizes will be provided. For a ride, call (417) 252-7766.