A 25-year-old male asked:
could sleep apnea cause autonomic neuropathy ? doctor is telling me it can ? any idea ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Harold Peltan answered
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Associated: Association is not exactly the same as causation.Sleep and the autonomic nervous system are closely related from an anatomical, physiological, and neurochemical point of view.A large number of neurologic and general medical disorders (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases) are associated with both autonomic failure and sleep disorders.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. J. Blake Perkins answered
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Autonomic abnormalities have been linked to sleep apnea, especially central sleep apnea. You can read more here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15195047 http://www.Sleep-journal.Com/article/s1389-9457(06)00196-1/abstract.
Answered on Sep 20, 2013
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