A member asked:

If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Courey answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

It's hard to say.: Inadequate sleep prevents the body from healing itself which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is key cause of many health problems like asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders, have an obvious inflammatory component. Treating sleep apnea helps to lower systemic inflammation, which might prevent or help remedy some serious health problems.

Answered 5/17/2014


Dr. Ravi Chand answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Sleep Apnea: Most studies show sleep apnea doesnt cause pulmonary hypertension to worsen too much.

Answered 8/18/2013



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Do all people with untreated sleep apnea develop hypertension?

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