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Sleep apnea


Dr. James Bush is helping his patients with sleep apnea.

It is most commonly caused by a blockage of the upper airway while sleeping.

It is a treatable condition that can lead to fatigue, daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure and other problems if left undiagnosed.  

See a sleep specialist to be evaluated with a "sleep study." If symptoms are present, a mask can be worn to push air pressure into the mouth and nose to alleviate the blockage while sleeping.

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    Colonial Heights Medical Center
    3512 Boulevard
    Colonial Heights VA 23834
    (804) 520-1110
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    815 W. Poythress St. 
    Hopewell VA 23860
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