Dr. Levine is passionate about discovering the root of your medical problems. If the cause for a given condition can be found, then there is a chance of curing the problem and preventing further damage to the body. In other words, a stitch in time saves nine. Sleep apnea is the cause of many diseases. Sleep apnea, is technically 10 seconds or longer pauses in breathing. Sleep apnea has been found to cause high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, strokes, diabetes, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, weight gain, inability to lose weight, osteoporosis, frequent urination at night, and a host of psychological conditions—including ADHD, depression, memory loss, and dementia. The list is actually much longer, as new studies are tying more and more medical conditions to sleep apnea.
Dr. Levine believes that sleep apnea is the most underdiagnosed medical condition in the country and affects millions of people who have no idea they even have it. For most people, sleep apnea and sleep- disordered breathing are silent—the people are unaware they have the problem, yet it is slowly destroying their health. Dr. Levine is especially passionate about all forms of sleep-disordered breathing, as they cause many of the same symptoms and diseases as sleep apnea itself. The medical world is in the dark ages when it comes to sleep-disordered breathing. Most doctors do not check for sleep disordered breathing, and have no understanding on how serious the consequences are,or how ubiquitous the problem is. Dr. Levine, in his passion to learn more about sleep medicine and sleep disordered breathing has consulted with some of the country’s top sleep medicine specialists, educators, and pioneers. Dr. Levine has many advanced strategies to evaluate and treat sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea, and has the ability to better diagnose your problem with state-of-the-art equipment without having to go to a sleep lab. If you are tired, fatigued, sleepy or feel you do not have great energy, or snore please seek evaluation. Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing are silent killers.